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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


In this chapter, we began with a very simple C program and explored C statements. We expanded and changed our program through the use of functions. We saw how to define functions, call them, and declare function prototypes. Lastly, we saw how we can structure our programs using a top-down or bottom-up approach when implementing our program.

Thinking about solving a problem in terms of breaking it down into smaller pieces and solving each of them via functions is an essential skill to be able to solve complex problems in any programming language.

As we explore the remainder of the C syntax, we will demonstrate each feature through functions and further explore how we can change functions to make our programs either more appropriate to our problem or to make it easier to understand how the problem is being solved.

In the next chapter, we will begin to develop an understanding of data types. The data type determines how to interpret a value and what...