C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide

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8Updated 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