Updated for C11
Write powerful C programs…without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable with C, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. You’ll learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. C programming has neverbeen this simple!
Who knew how simple C programming could be?
This is today’s best beginner’s guide to writing C programs–and to learning skills you can use with practically any language. Its simple, practical instructions will help you start creating useful, reliable C code, from games to mobile apps. Plus, it’s fully updated for the new C11 standard and today’s free, open source tools! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:
• Discover free C programming tools for Windows, OS X, or Linux
• Understand the parts of a C program and how they fit together
• Generate output and display it on the screen
• Interact with users and respond to their input
• Make the most of variables by using assignments and expressions
• Control programs by testing data and using logical operators
• Save time and effort by using loops and other techniques
• Build powerful data-entry routines with simple built-in functions
• Manipulate text with strings
• Store information, so it’s easy to access and use
• Manage your data with arrays, pointers, and data structures
• Use functions to make programs easier to write and maintain
• Let C handle all your program’s math for you
• Handle your computer’s memory as efficiently as possible
• Make programs more powerful with preprocessing directives
Great Intro to C
This book has really made me familiarized with programming in C. It is true that no experience is necessary, and by the end of the book, you’ll understand how to code a lot more fluently.
I did notice a few minor typos in the book, but as long as you’re paying attention to what you’re reading, you’ll be able to find them and fix your program on your own. I could say the typos make an interesting challenge.
Great for beginners
This covers everything a beginner programmer would need to familiarize themselves with c. I did notice a small error on: “FIGURE 20.1 Looking at the math symbols for pow() and sqrt().”. It says the pow(4,6) function would be 4^(6*6*6*6*6*6) when it would be equivalent to 4*4*4*4*4*4. Only thing I've found so far, otherwise it's great!