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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 Loops and Iteration

Some operations need to be repeated one or more times before their result is completely evaluated. The code to be repeated could be copied the required number of times, but this would be cumbersome. Instead, for this, there are loops—for …, while …, and do … while loops. Loops are for statements that must be evaluated multiple times. We will explore C loops. After considering loops, the much-maligned goto statement will be considered.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding brute-force repetition and why it might be bad
  • Exploring looping with the while()… statement
  • Exploring looping with the for()… statement
  • Exploring looping with the do … while() statement
  • Understanding when you would use each of these looping statements
  • Understanding how loops...