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


Ever wished you could learn C from a book? C provides a complete 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 . Advanced topics include multi-threading and —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 .

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest in cognitive 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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Table of Contents

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
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