Updated for C11 Write powerful C programs...without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable with C, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. You'll learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more. C programming has neverbeen this simple! Who knew how simple C programming could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to writing C programs-and to learning skills you can use with practically any language. Its simple, practical instructions will help you start creating useful, reliable C code, from games to mobile apps. Plus, it's fully updated for the new C11 standard and today's free, open source tools!
Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Discover free C programming tools for Windows, OS X, or Linux * Understand the parts of a C program and how they fit together * Generate output and display it on the screen * Interact with users and respond to their input * Make the most of variables by using assignments and expressions * Control programs by testing data and using logical operators * Save time and effort by using loops and other techniques * Build powerful data-entry routines with simple built-in functions * Manipulate text with strings * Store information, so it's easy to access and use * Manage your data with arrays, pointers, and data structures * Use functions to make programs easier to write and maintain * Let C handle all your program's math for you * Handle your computer's memory as efficiently as possible * Make programs more powerful with preprocessing directives