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Learn C The Hard Way: A Clear and Direct Introduction To Modern C Programming
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  • Title: Learn C The Hard Way: A Clear and Direct Introduction To Modern C Programming
  • Author(s): Zed A. Shaw
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional, 1 edition (August 24, 2015); eBook (Updated Continuously)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • eBook: HTML, PDF, ePub, and Kindle
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 0321884922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321884923
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Book Description

In this book, you'll learn C by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Watch Zed Shaw's teaching video. Type his code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn what good modern C programs look like, how to think more effectively about code, and how to find and fix mistakes far more efficiently. Most importantly, you'll master rigorous defensive programming techniques, so you can use any language to create software that defends itself from malicious activity and defects.

Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning C. Follow it and you will succeed - just like the hundreds of thousands of programmers Zed has taught to date! You bring discipline, commitment, persistence, and experience with any programming language; the author supplies everything else.

It'll Be Hard At First. But Soon, You'll Just Get It - And That Will Feel Great!

This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful programming languages. You'll be a C programmer.

  • Planning and attention to detail
  • Setting up a C environment
  • Basic syntax and idioms
  • Compilation, make files, and linkers
  • Operators, variables, and data types
  • Program control
  • Arrays and strings
  • Functions, pointers, and structs
  • Memory allocation
  • I/O and files
  • Libraries
  • Data structures, including linked lists, sort, and search
  • Stacks and queues
  • Debugging, defensive coding, and automated testing
  • Fixing stack overflows, illegal memory access, and more
About the Authors
  • Zed A. Shaw is a software developer best known for creating the Learn Code the Hard Way series of programming tutorials, as well as for creating the Mongrel web server for Ruby web applications,[1]. He is also well known for his polemical views on programming languages and communities.
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