Beginning C: From Novice to Professional / Edition 4

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Overview

C is the programming language of choice when speed and reliability are required. It is used for many low-level tasks, such as device drivers and operating-system programming. For example, much of Windows and Linux is based on C programming. The updated 4th edition of Beginning C builds on the strengths of its predecessors to offer an essential guide for anyone who wants to learn C or desires a ‘brush-up’ in this compact, fundamental language. This classic from author, lecturer and respected academic Ivor Horton is the essential guide for anyone looking to learn the C language from the ground up.

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"This tutorial is intended for a wide range of readers, from nonprogrammers to those with programming experience who don’t know the C language. The book’s goal is to be a comprehensive text that will lead the prospective programmer from his or her starting point all the way to a career in programming. … It also gives a good overview of the process of program creation, including a section on dealing with errors." (William Fahle, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (4), April, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590597354
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: 4th ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivor Horton is self-employed in consultancy and writes programming tutorials. He worked for IBM for many years and holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, in mathematics. Horton's experience at IBM includes programming in most languages (like assembler and high-level languages on a variety of machines), real-time programming, and designing and implementing real-time closed loop industrial control systems. He has extensive experience teaching programming to engineers and scientists (Fortran, PL/1, APL, etc.). Horton is an expert in mechanical, process, and electronic CAD systems; mechanical CAM systems; and DNC/CNC systems.

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