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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)
1
Section 1: C Fundamentals
10
Section 2: Complex Data Types
19
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
22
Section 4: Input and Output
28
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs
Understanding Program Structure

A C program, as in most programming languages, consists of a sequence of small, individual pieces of computational work called statements, which are formed into larger building blocks called functions, which are then compiled into a single program. As we examine these programming elements, we will expand on the main() function, which we encountered in the previous chapter.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing the building blocks of programs – statements and blocks
  • Introducing the various kinds of C statements
  • Understanding delimiters
  • Using whitespace to make your program easier to read for humans
  • Introducing functions and their parts
  • Learning how a computer reads a C program as it runs
  • Creating various kinds of functions with parameters and return values
  • Learning...