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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
Creating and Using More Complex Structures

In the real world, objects that we may want to model with data types and then manipulate with our program code are often best expressed as collections—sometimes complex collections—of the various data types we have already encountered. We have seen how to make homogenous collections with arrays, where all of the values in the collection are of the same type and size. We have also seen how to make heterogeneous collections with structures, where the various types in the structure are simple intrinsic types, even if they are not all the same type in the real world.

In this chapter, we will explore more complex structures. These include the following:

  • Arrays of structures
  • Structures consisting of arrays
  • Structures consisting of other structures
  • Structures consisting of arrays of structures

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