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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
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Learn C Programming

By: Jeff Szuhay

Overview of this book

C is a powerful general-purpose programming language that is excellent for beginners to learn. This book will introduce you to computer programming and software development using C. If you're an experienced developer, this book will help you to become familiar with the C programming language. This C programming book takes you through basic programming concepts and shows you how to implement them in C. Throughout the book, you'll create and run programs that make use of one or more C concepts, such as program structure with functions, data types, and conditional statements. You'll also see how to use looping and iteration, arrays, pointers, and strings. As you make progress, you'll cover code documentation, testing and validation methods, basic input/output, and how to write complete programs in C. By the end of the book, you'll have developed basic programming skills in C, that you can apply to other programming languages and will develop a solid foundation for you to advance as a programmer.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: C Fundamentals
Section 2: Complex Data Types
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
Section 4: Input and Output
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs


We have seen how to create alternative names, or synonyms, for intrinsic types and custom types declared with enums and structs. Using typedef, we have explored convenient ways to create synonyms for intrinsic types and how the typedef specifiers simplify the use of enums and structs. We have also seen how synonyms make your code clearer and provide added context for the intended use of variables of that synonym type.

We have seen how it is somewhat cumbersome to declare and manipulate multiple instances of structured data of the same type, especially when there are many instances of a single structure type, such as a deck of cards.

In the next chapter, we will see how to group, access, and manipulate collections of data types that are identical in type but differ only in values. These are called arrays. Arrays help us to further model and manipulate, for instance, a deck of cards consisting of 52 cards.