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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 Multi-File Programs

In order to solve larger problems, we often need large programs. All of the programs we have developed here have been small—under 1,000 lines of code. A reasonable size for a medium-sized program to, say, create a simple game, perform a basic but robust utility, or keep notes might consist of anywhere between 10,000 to 100,000 lines of code. A large program would manage a company's inventory, track sales orders and bills of materials, provide word processing or spreadsheet capabilities, or manage the resources of the computer itself—an operating system. Such programs would consist of anywhere from 100,000 lines of code to a million or more lines of code. Such programs would have teams of programmers and require hundreds of man-years of effort to create and maintain them.

As you gain experience in programming, you may find that the kinds of problems you work to solve become...