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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
Using Variables and Assignment

Programs manipulate data values. Whether a program performs a single calculation—such as, say, converting a temperature value from Fahrenheit to Celsius—reads data only to display it, or performs much more complex calculations and interactions, the values a program manipulates must be both accessible and assignable. Accessible means that a value must reside somewhere in computer memory and should be retrievable. Assignable means a value or the result of a calculation must be stored somewhere in computer memory to be later retrieved. Each value has a data type and a named location where it is stored. These can either be variables or constants.

Variables, or non-constant variables, hold values that are the result of calculations or data that will change as the program executes. Constant variables are variables that...