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C for Dummies Volume 1by Dan Gookin
Synopses & Reviews
Write — and Understand — C Programs in No Time!
C For Dummies, Volume One, is for you if you've tried to figure out C Programming but have met with keyboard-pounding frustration. This book assumes you don't have a Ph.D. or work at MIT or Bell Labs. You're a bright person, but you require a bit more handholding than you have found in any other C book. You have your complier. You have that will. Fear not! This hand guide will get you up and running with the C language in an informative and entertaining way not yet conceived by any other programming book.
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
A lighthearted guide to the essentials of C programming.
Dan Gookin loves a challenge. He must, otherwise he wouldn't have taken on so daunting a topic as the C programming language. And as you can see from C For Dummies, Volume One, Gookin was definitely up to the task: Right off the bat, this plain-English guide to programming in one of the most widely accepted computer languages can have you coding in C just like a pro. Using your C compiler of choice — whether it's Borland C++, Turbo C, Microsoft Visual C++, or some other — you'll get the hang of the basic building blocks of C programs, from printf to scanf. You'll master the C way of doing math and making decisions, as well as declaring and using all types of variables. Best of all, you can count on C For Dummies, Volume One (along with C For Dummies, Volume Two) to provide the best possible foundation as you advance to the latest stage of C evolution, C++
Find out how to tell your computer what to do
Design and develop programs, compile and link code, fix problems, and more
Come "C" what all the excitements about! C programs are fast, concise, and versatile, and youll be writing them in no time. This friendly book unlocks the mysteries of coding, compiling, adding comments, and using keywords, I/O, variables, integers, and all the rest. Youll write your first C program before you finish Chapter 1!
The Dummies Way
Discover how to:
About the Author
Dan Gookin(Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling PCs For Dummiesand Word For Dummies. He wrote C For Dummies Volumes Oneand Two. Dan's books have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 11 million copies in print.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The (Sometimes painless) Beginner Stuff.
Chapter 2: Building (and Stumbling) Blocks of Basic C Programs.
Chapter 3: Weeping Bitterly over Variables and (Gulp!) Math.
Chapter 4: Decision Making (or "I'll Have What She's Having").
Chapter 5: Your Very Own Functions.
Chapter 6: Honing Your C Skills.
Chapter 7: Going Completely Loopy.
Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix B: ASCII Table.
Appendix C: Contending with Borland C++ 4.0.
Appendix D: Potentially Fun Programs.
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