Head First C – Dave Kitabjian, Vince Milner – 1st Edition


Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer. You’ll learn key areas such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, and dynamic memory management. Advanced topics include multi-threading and network programming—topics typically covered on a college-level course.

This book also features labs: in-depth projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. Head First C mimics the style of college-level C courses, making it ideal as an accessible textbook for students.

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First C uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

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  • Getting Started with C Diving in
    Memory and Pointers What are you pointing at?
    Strings String theory
    Creating Small Tools Do one thing and do it well
    Using Multiple Source Files Break it down build it up
    Structs Unions and Bitfields Roll your own structures
    Data Structures and Dynamic Memory Building bridges
    Advanced Functions Turn your functions up to 11
    Static and Dynamic Libraries Hotswappable code
    Processes and System Calls Breaking boundaries
    Interprocess Communication Its good to talk
    Sockets and Networking Theres no place like 127001
    Threads Its a parallel world
    Leftovers The top ten things we didnt cover
    C Topics Revision roundup
  • Citation

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