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The fastest, easiest way to learn to program C on a Mac or Windows. This course will teach you to program the C language from the ground up. You will learn everything from the very fundamentals of programming right through to the complexities of pointers, addresses, and File IO. Maybe you’ve tried to master C before but failed. Or maybe you are new to C or new to programming. If so, this is the course for you!
C is one of the most important of all programming languages. It is used to program desktop applications, compilers, tools and utilities and even hardware devices. The C language is fast and efficient – but it can be hard to learn. Unless you use this course. This course begins with a gentle introduction to C but quickly moves on to explain some of its most confusing features: everything from C’s ‘scoping’ rules to the curious connection between arrays and memory addresses. By the end of the course, you will have a deep understanding both of the C language itself and also of the underlying ‘architecture’ of your computer.
What you will learn:
- The fundamentals of programming – from the ground up
- How to program on a Mac or on Windows
- The nitty-gritty details of the C language
- Advanced topics such as memory allocation, the stack and heap, and binary file IO
Who should take the course?
- Beginners – if you’ve never coded before, you can learn C step by step
- Programmers switching to C from some other language such as Java, Ruby or Python
- Cross-platform developers – there are C compilers for all major operating systems
- Anyone who needs to program C++ or Objective-C. The C language is the place to start
What are the requirements?
- A C compiler and code editor (both are available free)
What am I going to get from this course?
- Master C programming concepts from the ground up
- Use the source code examples to learn step-by-step
- Understand the special features of C: pointers, header files, null-terminated strings, buffers, IO
- Videos explain everything in minute detail
- Read the supplied eBook, The Little Book Of C, to explore the topics in even more depth
- Test your understanding with end-of-section quizzes
Who is the target audience?
- Newcomers to programming
- Programmers of other languages who want a fast way to C
- Anyone who needs to master C as a basis for using C++ or Objective-C
Take this course today and learn how to program C.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to program in C.
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Section 1 - Getting Ready
Welcome To The Course
C Editors And IDEs
FAQ: Read This First!
Install CodeLite (Windows Or Mac)
Install A C Compiler On A Mac
Introduction To CodeLite
Programming C With NetBeans
Importing Projects Into NetBeans
Compiling C Programs At The System Prompt
Using Visual Studio
The Little Book Of C
C Source Code Archive
Section 2 - C Programming Basics
A First Program – Hello World
Arguments And Return Values
Passing Commandline Arguments To Your Program
How To Open A Command Prompt On Windows Or OS X
Section 3 - Variables, Constants And Types
Variables And Types
Integers And Floating Point Numbers
More About Constants
Section 4 - Operators, Tests And User Input
Operators: Equality And Assignment
Operators: Tests And Comparisons
Compound Assignment Operators
Increment And Decrement Operators
If And Else Tests
Problems With Gets() And Fgets()
Input, Buffers And Flushing
My Own Line-Reading Function
Section 5 - Functions, Arguments And Switch
Switch Statements In More Detail
Section 6 - Arrays, Loops And Break
Break And Continue
Section 7 - Strings, Chars And Pointers
Strings, Pointers And Addresses
Char Arrays And Pointers
Arrays, Pointers And Assignment
Strings And Functions, Stack And Heap
Chars And Strings
Section 8 - Structs, Enums, Header Files And Scope
A Custom Header File
Scope And External Files
Static Functions And Variables
Compiling From The Commandline
Section 9 - File-Handling
Opening And Closing Files
Reading And Writing A Text File
Counting Lines In A Text File
Search In A Text File
Section 10 - Binary Files And Memory Allocation
Allocating And Freeing Memory
Types And Type Casts
Creating A CD Database
Saving And Loading Records In A Binary File
Adding Records To A Binary File
Modifying Records In A Binary File
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