C Programming in Easy Steps

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C Programming in easy steps contains separate chapters on the major features of the C language. There are complete example programs that demonstrate each aspect of C together with screenshots that illustrate the output when that program has been executed. The sample code provided all has colored syntax-highlighting for clearer understanding.

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Overview

C Programming in easy steps contains separate chapters on the major features of the C language. There are complete example programs that demonstrate each aspect of C together with screenshots that illustrate the output when that program has been executed. The sample code provided all has colored syntax-highlighting for clearer understanding.

C Programming in easy steps begins by explaining how to download and install a free C compiler so that you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of C. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of the C language and be able to write your own C programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any compatible computer.

C Programming in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin programming in C.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783636
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike McGrath gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. Mike is an established In Easy Steps author with several guides to his credit including: earlier editions of C; C, HTML5, Javascript, Java, Linux, PHP, SQL and Visual Basic Express.

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Table of Contents

1) Getting started
2) Storing variable values
3) Setting constant values
4) Performing operations
5) Making statements
6) Employing functions
7) Pointing to data
8) Manipulating strings
9) Building structures
10) Producing results Reference Section

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    A good review book for basic syntax

    This book was good because it got me back into the hang of things after not programming in C for about 2 years. It does keep it simple, though I did have some trouble with the referenced compiler. Other than that, it serves as an excellent reference for those who know what they want to do, but don't quite remember how to write it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    Very concise

    As a Perl programmer I needed a quick intro to C so that I could patch somebody else's code which, although used only for Perl but being itself a hardware driver, is of course written in C. I grabbed this book on sale at the B-and-N store yesterday and have zipped through the first three chapters in a couple/three hours. It is very concise and easy to follow. So far all the example code works on GCC for both Win32 and NetBSD operating systems...except for a trivial oops on page 34 where the example program 'const.c' neglected to flush the first line to STDIO so that the user would get the question they are supposed to answer. This makes the program appear to hang and might have confused me had I not guessed the problem from past experience in Perl, PostScript, Forth, etc. There had ought to be an errata web page for little typos like that. Other publishers have them. Why not B-and-N? Otherwise I am very happy with this first intro book to C. At the price I am finding it an excellent choice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2005

    An excellent resource for students

    As the title states, this book makes clear the ANSI C language in easily digestable bites. While some of the reviews have stated that this book is difficult to understand, my experience has been quite the opposite. The book presents the basic concepts of C to get you started on your programs right away. The best part about this book is the use of the freely available GCC compiler!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Confusing, Complicated definitely not for the beginner

    This book despite its title is not meant for the average beginner.Intermediate is more like it. It was so complicated I couldn't even get passed the first step. I would recommend C for dummies as a much better book for entering the world of programming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2005

    It was hard to understand

    I sat infront of my computer for hours at a time tring to figure it out, with no luck, i mean i got past step one, but it expects u to have tons of programing knolege already

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    Favorite Book

    C Programming in Easy Steps is the best programming book I've ever read. It explains all of the ANSI C standard libraries (this means the basic C programming language) in a great step-by-step, easy to follow way. Unlike most programming books that go on and on and on with the author's commentary and bore you sick, C Programming in Easy Steps keeps it very basic. But it keeps it basic in such a way that you can easily understand it. In terms of code, C Programming in Easy Steps is up to date. And there are only about 2-3 coding errors in the book, all of which can be solved without too much trouble. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn C quick and easily.

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