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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

Strengths of C strings

One of the greatest strengths of C strings is that they are simple, in the sense that they are built upon existing mechanisms—characters, arrays, and pointers. All of the considerations we have for arrays, pointers to arrays, and pointers to array elements also apply to strings. All of the ways we loop through arrays also apply to strings.

Another strength of C strings is thatthe C standard librarycomes with a rich set of functions with which to operate on strings. These functions make creating, copying, appending, extracting, comparing, and searching strings relatively easy and consistent.