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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
Creating and Using Enumerations

The real world is complicated—far more complicated than just whole numbers, numbers with fractions, Boolean values, and characters. In order to model it, C provides various mechanisms for custom and complex data types. For the next eight chapters, we are going to explore various ways that our intrinsic data types can be extended and combined to more closely match the real world.

The first of these extensible data types is enumerated types. These are groups of values that are related; but, we don't really care about their values—we differentiate each item in the group by its name. The value corresponding to that name is irrelevant to us; the significance lies in its unique name within the group of enumerated items to which it belongs. In truth, however, a unique value for each item in the group can either be specified by us or will be automatically assigned by the compiler...