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Programming in C 3RD Editionby Stephen Kochan
Synopses & Reviews
Learn the C programming language from one of the best. Stephen Kochan's Programming in C is thorough with easy-to-follow instructions that are sure to benefit beginning programmers. This book provides readers with practical examples of how the C programming language can be used with small, fast programs, similar to the programming used by large game developers such as Nintendo. If you want a one-stop-source for C programming, this book is it.The book is appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses on programming in the C language, including courses covering C programming for games and small-device platforms.
Programming in C, Third Edition is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Steven Kochan's classic C programming tutorial: a book that has helped thousands of students master C over the past twenty years. This edition fully reflects the latest C standard and contains current source code. It has been crafted to help students master C regardless of the platform they intend to use or the applications they intend to create — including small-device and gaming applications, where C's elegance and speed make it especially valuable.
Kochan begins with the fundamentals, then covers every facet of C language programming: variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, making decisions, arrays, functions, structures, character strings, pointers, operations on bits, the preprocessors, I/O, and more. Coverage also includes chapters on working with larger programs; debugging programs; and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Appendices include a complete language summary, an introduction to the Standard C Library, coverage of compiling and running programs using gcc, common programming mistakes, and more.
Learn C programming from one of the best. Stephen Kochan's Programming in C is thorough with easy-to-follow instructions that are sure to benefit beginning programmers. In its third edition, the style in this book remains true to the simple, instructional style of previous editions. It provides you with updated and relevant examples of how C programming can be used with small, fast programs, similar to the programming used by large game developers such as Nintendo. If you want a one-stop-source for C programming, this book is it!
About the Author
Stephen Kochan has been developing software with the C programming language for over 20 years. He is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C, Programming in ANSI C, Topics in C Programming and several Unix titles, including Exploring the Unix System, Unix Shell Programming and Unix System Security. Mr. Kochan's most recent title, Programming in Objective-C, is a tutorial on an object-oriented programming language that is based on C.
Table of Contents
2. Some Fundamentals.
3. Compiling and Running Your First Program.
4. Variables, Data Types, and Arithmetic Expressions.
5. Program Looping.
6. Making Decisions.
7. Working with Arrays.
8. Working with Functions.
9. Working with Structures.
10. Character Strings.
12. Operations on Bits.
13. The Preprocessor.
14. More on Data Types.
15. Working with Larger Programs.
16. Input and Output Operations in C.
17. Miscellaneous and Advanced Features.
18. Debugging Programs.
19. Object-Oriented Programming.
Appendix A - C Language Summary.
Appendix B: The Standard C Library.
Appendix C: Compiling Programs with gcc.
Appendix D: Common Programming Mistakes.
Appendix E: Resources.
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