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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


    From this chapter, we learned that we can not only alter program flow with function calls but also execute or omit program statements through the use of conditional statements. The switch()… statement operates on a single value, comparing it to the desired set of possible constant values and executing the pathway that matches the constant value. The if()… else… statement has a much wider variety of forms and uses. if()… else… statements can be chained into longer sequences to mimic the switch()… statement and to provide a richer set of conditions than possible with switch()…. if()… else… statements can also be nested in one or both clauses to either make the purpose of that branch clear or the condition for each pathway less complex.

    In these conditional statements, execution remains straightforward, from top to bottom, where only specific parts of the statement are executed. In the next chapter, we...