Head First C

Head First C

by David Griffiths, Dawn Griffiths

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ISBN-13: 9781449399917
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Pages: 632
Sales rank: 826,133
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

David Griffiths began programming at age 12, after being inspired by a documentary on the work of Seymour Papert. At age 15 he wrote an implementation of Papert's computer language LOGO. After studying Pure Mathematics at University, he began writing code for computers and magazine articles for humans and he is currently an agile coach with Exoftware in the UK, helping people to create simpler, more valuable software. He spends his free time traveling and time with his lovely wife, Dawn.

Dawn Griffiths started life as a mathematician at a top UK university where she was awarded a First-Class Honours degree in Mathematics. She went on to pursue a career in software development, and has over 15 years experience working in the IT industry. Dawn has written several books, including Head First C, Head First Statistics and Head First 2D Geometry.

Table of Contents

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How to use this Book: Intro


Chapter 1: Getting Started with C: Diving in


Chapter 2: Memory and Pointers: What are you pointing at?


Chapter 2.5: Strings: String theory


Chapter 3: Creating Small Tools: Do one thing and do it well


Chapter 4: Using Multiple Source Files: Break it down, build it up


Chapter 5: Structs, Unions, and Bitfields: Roll your own structures


Chapter 6: Data Structures and Dynamic Memory: Building bridges


Chapter 7: Advanced Functions: Turn your functions up to 11


Chapter 8: Static and Dynamic Libraries: Hot-swappable code


Chapter 9: Processes and System Calls: Breaking boundaries


Chapter 10: Interprocess Communication: It’s good to talk


Chapter 11: Sockets and Networking: There’s no place like 127.0.0.1


Chapter 12: Threads: It’s a parallel world


Leftovers: The top ten things (we didn’t cover)


C Topics: Revision roundup

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
chapter 3 is really confusing :(