Book Image

Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
Book Image

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

Who this book is for

When this book was conceived, it was intended for two very diverse audiences, the absolute beginning programmer and the experienced programmer who wants to learn C. Each of these audiences has very different needs.

For the beginning programmer, I have written this book as if I were sitting beside you explaining the most important concepts and practices you need to know to become a successful C programmer. I have tried to explain every concept thoroughly and have reinforced each concept with a working program. The beginner should be familiar with the general operation of their computer; no other knowledge is assumed.

For the experienced programmer, I have presented the full range of C syntax as well as common C idioms. You may skim the explanations and focus primarily upon the source code provided.

For both, there are over 80 working programs that demonstrate both the syntax of C as well as the flavor of C programming idioms—things that are common in C but not found in other languages. I have sprinkled in programming practices and techniques that have served me well in my nearly 35 years of experience.