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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 Basic Data Types

Everything in a computer is a sequence of binary digits. C's intrinsic data types enable the compiler to tell the computer how to interpret binary sequences of data.

A binary sequence plus a data type results in a meaningful value. The data type not only leads to a meaningful value but it also helps determine what kind of operations on that value make sense. Operations involve manipulating values as well as converting or casting a value from one data type to a related data type.

Once we have explored C's intrinsic data types in this chapter, we can then use them as building blocks for more complex data representations. This chapter, then, is the basis for the more complex data representations we will encounter in Chapter 8, Creating and Using Enumerations, through Chapter 16, Creating and Using More Complex Structures.

The following topics will be covered in this...