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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


Expressions provide a way of computing a value. Expressions are often constructed from constants, variables, or function results combined together by operators.

We have explored C's rich set of operators. We have seen how arithmetic operators (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and remainder) can apply to different data types—integers, real numbers, and characters. We touched on character operations; we will learn much more about these in Chapter 15, Working with Strings. We have learned about implicit and explicit type conversions. We learned about C boolean values, created truth tables for logical operators, and learned how relational operations evaluate to boolean values. We have explored C's shorthand operators when used with assignments and explored C's shortest shorthand operators for autoincrement and autodecrement. Finally, we learned about C's operator precedence and how to avoid reliance on it with the...