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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


We have encountered various repetitious looping techniques, from the ridiculous (brute-force iteration) to the sublime (various loop statements with break, continue, and goto). With functions, conditional expressions, and—now—looping statements, we conclude our journey through C flow-of-control statements. Nearly all of these concepts can be easily translated into other programming languages.

In the bulk of the remainder of the book, we'll broaden our understanding and ability to manipulate data well beyond the simple forms we have so far encountered. In the next chapter, we will explore custom named values called enumerations.