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C for Dummies Volume 1

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Write — and Understand — C Programs in No Time!
  • The Fun and Easy Way to Find Out About C Programming
  • Your First Aid Kit for Writing and Using C Programs
  • Use C to Tell Your Computer What to Do — Explained in Plain English
Free C "Cheat Sheet" Inside

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:

  • Find coverage on all popular compilers, including the latest from Borland and Microsoft
  • Discover "Cheat" boxes that offer useful tips on typing in programs
  • Write your own C program and make it do something useful!
  • Use a compiler to translate source code into language your computer can understand
  • Avoid unimportant or laborious concepts
  • Find no math! (Okay, very little math.)
  • Uncover shortcuts, tips, and suggestions for avoiding pitfalls
  • Hone your C knowledge with chapter quizzes and final exams

Synopsis:

A lighthearted guide to the essentials of C programming.

Synopsis:

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++

Synopsis:

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 excitement’s about! C programs are fast, concise, and versatile, and you’ll 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. You’ll write your first C program before you finish Chapter 1!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Understand the entire program development cycle
  • Link code to create executable programs
  • Debug and deploy your programs
  • Use floats, integer variables, and if statements
  • Write functions and use loops

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

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781878058782
Author:
Gookin, Dan
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
Programming Languages - C
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
C (computer program language)
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
C
Subject:
Programming / C & C++
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies (Computers)
Series Volume:
no.9
Publication Date:
20040507
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.24x7.41x1.18 in. 2.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A lighthearted guide to the essentials of C programming.
"Synopsis" by , 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++
"Synopsis" by , 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 excitement’s about! C programs are fast, concise, and versatile, and you’ll 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. You’ll write your first C program before you finish Chapter 1!

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Understand the entire program development cycle
  • Link code to create executable programs
  • Debug and deploy your programs
  • Use floats, integer variables, and if statements
  • Write functions and use loops
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