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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    not for linux

    It's a good starting out book on C,but the lessons don't compile in linux.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2003

    Great, but some details left out.

    C For Dummies Volume 1&2 is a great way for a beginner to learn the basics, concepts, and syntax of C. While I was reading this I often times switched between 'The C Programming Language' and this book, and this book is so much clearer then K&R2. This book by no means will make you expert in C, your very far from that after readin this. It will however give you the understanding of the concepts, basics, and syntax, much sooner. I recomend reading 'The C Programming Language' after reading this, as you will no doubtly get the context much easier after this. I also recomend 'The C Programming Language' it because of the standard library and refrence manual in the back. These two books will make you ready to take on some larger projects, and possibly pick up some intermediate C programming books. The downside of this book: Many concepts taught are frowned on my expirience C programmers. Many concepts are also left out. I think this book is best to build a basic knowledge, then you can read 'The C Programming Language.' Truly those two books couple together are a great read. I'm hoping that Dan Gookin makes a 3rd volume, possible with the missing chapter and supplmental lessons included.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    C for dummies I, II

    I think that this was one of the best books that I have ever read on programming languages. I think that if you want to learn C, you should first learn a little bit of any basic language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2001

    Incredible...Good for Beginners

    The book is great if you know pretty much nothing about the 'C' language. Dan Gookin does ramble on a lot, and the end-of-the-lesson quiz as well as end-of-the-chapter final exam will certainly keep you on your toes. Recommended for newbies. It is kind of boring but in the end, it does what is supposed to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    It's good

    C For Dummies volume one and two helped me learn and master the C language more quickly than any other book about programming languages I have ever read. I reccomend it to anyone. :)

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