C Programming For Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • 5h 21m
  • Dan Gookin
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2020

As with any major language, mastery of C can take you to some very interesting new places. Almost 50 years after it first appeared, it's still the world's most popular programming language and is used as the basis of global industry's core systems, including operating systems, high-performance graphics applications, and microcontrollers. This means that fluent C users are in big demand at the sharp end in cutting-edge industries—such as gaming, app development, telecommunications, engineering, and even animation—to translate innovative ideas into a smoothly functioning reality.

To help you get to where you want to go with C, this 2nd edition of C Programming For Dummies covers everything you need to begin writing programs, guiding you logically through the development cycle: from initial design and testing to deployment and live iteration. By the end you'll be au fait with the do's and don'ts of good clean writing and easily able to produce the basic—and not-so-basic—building blocks of an elegant and efficient source code.

  • Write and compile source code
  • Link code to create the executable program
  • Debug and optimize your code
  • Avoid common mistakes

Whatever your destination: tech industry, start-up, or just developing for pleasure at home, this easy-to-follow, informative, and entertaining guide to the C programming language is the fastest and friendliest way to get there!

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • A Quick Start for the Impatient
  • The Programming Thing
  • Anatomy of C
  • Trials and Errors
  • Values and Simple Math
  • A Place to Put Stuff
  • Input and Output
  • Decision Making
  • Loops, Loops, Loops
  • Fun with Functions
  • The Unavoidable Math Chapter
  • Give Me Arrays
  • Fun with Text
  • Structures, the Multivariable
  • Life at the Command Prompt
  • Variable Nonsense
  • Binary Mania
  • Introduction to Pointers
  • Deep into Pointer Land
  • Memory Chunks and Linked Lists
  • It’s about Time
  • Permanent Storage Functions
  • File Management
  • Beyond Mere Mortal Projects
  • Out, Bugs!
  • Ten Common Boo-Boos
  • Ten Reminders and Suggestions


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