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The Single Easiest Way to Learn C.
Best-selling programmer Herb Schildt has taught millions to program in today's most popular languages. Now in this third edition of the best-selling Teach Yourself C, his proven plan for success has been updated, expanded, and enhanced. There truly is no better way to learn C.
Written with Herb's uncompromising clarity and attention to detail, Teach Yourself C begins with the fundamentals, covers all the essentials, and concludes with a look at some of C's most advanced features. Along the way are plenty of practical examples, self-evaluation skill checks, and exercises. Answers to all exercises are at the back of the book, so you can easily check your progress.
Inside you will:
- Learn the structure of a C program
- Understand each of C's program control statements
- Examine data types, variables, and expressions
- Explore arrays and strings
- Learn about pointers
- Discover the power of functions
- Use console and file I/O
- Work with structures and unions
- Explore advanced data types and operators
- Gain insights into C's preprocessor
- Learn how C can be used to create Windows programs
Best of all, you'll learn with Schildt's proven "mastery" method: the highly effective yet versatile approach that has helped millions become skilled programmers. This approach lets you work at your own pace, in your own way. Even if you have found C confusing in the past, Schildt's clear, paced presentation will make even advanced topics easy to understand.
Because C forms the basis of C++, after completing Teach Yourself C, you will have the necessary foundation to advance to C++. When it comes to teaching C, Herb Schildt has it down to a science. And in this revised and updated bestseller, he reveals the formula that will make you a C programmer -- the quickest, easiest, and most effective way possible.
A step-by-step foundation text in C, including examples, test-yourself exercises and up-to-date coverage of the C standard library and Windows programming.
About the Author
Herbert Schildt is a world leading programming author. He is an authority on the C, C++, Java, and C# programming languages, and a master Windows programmer. His programming books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He is the author of numerous best sellers including C: The Complete Reference, Java 2: The Complete Reference, Java 2: A Beginner's Guide, C#: A Beginner's Guide, and many more. Schildt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.
Table of Contents
C Fundamentals.Introducing C's Program Control Statements.More C Program Control Statements.A Closer Look at Data Types, Variables, and Expressions.Exploring Arrays and Strings.Using Pointers.A Closer Look at Functions.Console I/O.File I/O.Structures and Unions.Advanced Data Types and Operators.The C Processor and Some Advanced Appendices: A: Some Common C Library Functions.B: Keyword Summary.C: Building a windows Skeleton.Answers.Index.