C for DummiesBook - 2004
If you're like most people, the above seems like nonsense.Actually, it's computer sense--C programming. Afterdigesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you'll understand it. C programs are fast, concise andversatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. Soturn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the booktells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won'thave to go far (page 13) to find your first program example.You'll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises tohelp you make sense of:All 32 keywords in the C language (that'sright--just 32 words) The functions--several dozen of them Terms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts () String variables, numeric variables, and constants Looping and implementation Floating-point values
In case those terms are almost as intimidating as the idea ofprogramming, be reassured that C For Dummies was written byDan Gookin, bestselling author of DOS For Dummies , the bookthat started the whole library. So instead of using expletives andgetting headaches, you'll be using newly acquired skills andgetting occasional chuckles as you discover how to:Design and develop programs Add comments (like post-it-notes to yourself) as you go Link code to create executable programs Debug and deploy your programs Use lint, a common tool to examine and optimize your code
A helpful, tear-out cheat sheet is a quick reference forcomparison symbols, conversion characters, mathematical doodads, Cnumeric data types, and more. C For Dummies takes themystery out of programming and gets you into it quickly andpainlessly.