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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


In this chapter, we learned how arrays are homogenous groupings of data types, unlike structures. We then learned how to declare arrays, as well as how to initialize them in various ways depending on how they were declared. We saw that we don't always have to specify the size of an array if we initialize it with values when it is declared. Once arrays have been declared, their size cannot change. We learned how to access array elements via the element's offset, also known as the index or subscript. We further saw how to manipulate the simplest kind of array—a one-dimensional array—directly via the for()… loop, as well as by using arrays as function parameters.

This chapter is a prerequisite to Chapter 12, Working with Multi-Dimensional Arrays, through Chapter 16, Creating and Using More Complex Structures, where various aspects of arrays will be explored with greater complexity. In Chapter 12, Working with Multi-Dimensional Arrays...