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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
Exploring Operators and Expressions

So far, we have seen how values are stored to and from variables. Simply storing/retrieving values to/from variables, while important, is only a small part of handling values. What is far more important is the ability to manipulate values in useful ways, which corresponds to the ways we manipulate real-world values, such as adding up our restaurant bill or calculating how much further we have to go to get to grandma's house and how much longer that might take.

The kinds of manipulations that are reasonable to perform on one or more values depend entirely on what kinds of values they are, that is, their data types. What makes sense for one data type may not make sense for another. In this chapter, we will explore the myriad ways that values can be manipulated.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding expressions and operations...