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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

Technical requirements

To complete this chapter and the rest of this book, you will need a running computer that has the following capabilities:

  • A basic text editor that is able to save unformatted plain text
  • A Terminal window that commands can be entered into via the command line
  • A compiler to build your C programs with

Each of these will be explained in more detail as we encounter them in this chapter.

The source code for this chapter can be found at However, please make every effort to type the source code in yourself. Even if you find this frustrating at first, you will learn far more and learn far more quickly if you do all the code entry for yourself.