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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
Working with Arrays

We have already seen how a structure is a grouping of one or more components that can eachbe of different data types. Often, we need a grouping that consists of the same type; this is called anarray. An array is a collection of multiple occurrences of the same data type grouped together under a single name. Each element of the array is accessed via its basename and an offset of that base. Arrays have many uses, from organizing homogenous data types to providing the basis for strings, or arrays of characters.

Before we can learn about some of the wide uses of arrays, we need to explore the basics of declaring and manipulating arrays.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Declaring an array of values
  • Initializing an array in several ways
  • Accessing each element of an array
  • Understanding zero-based array indexing
  • Assigning...