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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

More advanced programming topics

Programming and solving problems with computers often involve much more than just being skilled at a programming language. Now that you have some programming knowledge and skill with C, you should strive to broaden your programming knowledge in the following areas:

  • Algorithms: Deal with how to approach solving many different kinds of problems. A linked list is one such algorithm. You should strive to gain a general understanding of a wide variety of algorithms and when to use each of them.
  • Application frameworks: Today's operating systems are complex computing environments that offer a standard set of functionalities to every user. This functionality is provided by the operating system vendors via application frameworks. The application framework does the nitty-gritty work of these features. To provide users a feature-rich yet consistent application, the programmer must understand and use the specific application...