Beginning Programming with C For Dummies
By Dan Gookin
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2013
Pages: 456

Learn to:

  • Use C programming basics and syntax
  • Write and debug code
  • Build your own programs in C
  • Apply general programming concepts to more advanced projects

C is the best place to start programming, and Dan Gookin's here to lead the way!

Behold the foundation of almost every programming language: the venerable C. Learn this one, and the others will come easily — plus, you can start telling computers, tablets, and other gizmos what to do. Dan Gookin walks you through the process in his characteristic way, with simple instructions, demonstrations, examples, and exercises — and a dash of fun.

  • Building blocks — start right out with the Code::Blocks IDE and learn the basics of creating, building, and running a project
  • Conquer the concepts — see what to do with values, constants, variables, functions, input/output devices, and loops
  • Arrays of possibilities — understand arrays, string functions, and structures and how to use the command prompt
  • A pointer's not a dog — find out how the often-misunderstood pointer can add power to your programs
  • Bug out — debug your code, master file management, and create large projects using multiple source code modules

Open the book and find:

  • The parts of C
  • Tips on fixing compiler and linker errors
  • How the computer makes decisions
  • Techniques for manipulating and working with text
  • A bit about binary
  • Nifty things you can do with pointers
  • How to work with permanent storage functions
  • Ten common mistakes to avoid
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