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C Programming for the Absolute Beginner

C Programming for the Absolute Beginner

ISBN 13: 9781598634808

ISBN 10: 1598634801

Author: Michael Vine

Pages: 336

Published: 10/11/2007

Print Book Price: $23.95 Add to cart

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If you are new to programming with C and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginnerâ„¢ series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. C is not an easy language to learn, but fortunately the clear explanations, examples, and pictures in this book make learning C easy and fun. Each chapter contains programming challenges, a chapter review, and a complete program that uses chapter-based concepts to construct an easily built application. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical C programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Additionally, by the time you finish this book, you will be able to apply the programming principles you've learned to the next programming language you tackle.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • Teaches the reader the basics of computer programming using C programming.
  • Assumes no previous programming experience.
  • Covers important C programming concepts such variables, loops, conditions, pointers, arrays, and dynamic memory allocation.
  • Utilizes simple, game-based programs throughout the book to help users begin learning right from the start.
  • The gcc C compiler used in the book is available as a free download.
  • Companion website available here:
Author Bio
Michael Vine
Michael Vine is a senior IT professional who specializes in data warehousing and business intelligence. Beyond corporate life, he has taught computer science classes at the university and college level and authored many software programming books.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Beginning Data Types
Chapter 3 Conditions
Chapter 4 Looping Structures
Chapter 5 Structured Programming
Chapter 6 Arrays
Chapter 7 Pointers
Chapter 8 Strings
Chapter 9 Arrays & Structures
Chapter 10 Dynamic Memory Allocation
Chapter 11 File Access
Chapter 12 The C Preprocessor