Updated for C11
Write powerful C programsâ¦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. Youâll 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 todayâs best beginnerâs guide to writing C programsâand 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, itâs fully updated for the new C11 standard and todayâs free, open source tools! Hereâs a small sample of what youâll learn:
â¢ Discover free C programming tools for Windows, OS X, or Linux
â¢ Understand the parts of a C program and how they fit together
â¢ Generate output and display it on the screen
â¢ Interact with users and respond to their input
â¢ Make the most of variables by using assignments and expressions
â¢ Control programs by testing data and using logical operators
â¢ Save time and effort by using loops and other techniques
â¢ Build powerful data-entry routines with simple built-in functions
â¢ Manipulate text with strings
â¢ Store information, so itâs easy to access and use
â¢ Manage your data with arrays, pointers, and data structures
â¢ Use functions to make programs easier to write and maintain
â¢ Let C handle all your programâs math for you
â¢ Handle your computerâs memory as efficiently as possible
â¢ Make programs more powerful with preprocessing directives
I was smart enough to earn an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard, but an aptitude test told me to avoid computer programming. I'm sure it was right. But then I designed a learning system for myself that quadrupled my aptitude for learning computer languages. It worked so well for me that I've used it to teach coding to grandmothers, cab drivers, musicians, and 50,000 other newbies.
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NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) has helped millions to overcome their fears, increase their confidence, and achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives and relationships. Now, from the company that created NLP: The New Technology of Achievementâone of the bestselling NLP books of all timeâcomes NLP: The Essential Guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
This user-friendly guide, written by three seasoned NLP Master Practitioners and coaches, leads you on a personal journey in using and applying NLP in everyday life. Through their real-life stories, you will experience the NLP strategies you need to achieve specific results in business and in life.
As you read NLP: The Essential Guide, you'll find yourself thinking in new ways and applying the techniques to your own personal challenges and opportunities for greater satisfaction.
Rust is a new systems programming language that combines the performance and low-level control of C and C++ with memory safety and thread safety. Rustâs modern, flexible types ensure your program is free of null pointer dereferences, double frees, dangling pointers, and similar bugs, all at compile time, without runtime overhead. In multi-threaded code, Rust catches data races at compile time, making concurrency much easier to use.
Written by two experienced systems programmers, this book explains how Rust manages to bridge the gap between performance and safety, and how you can take advantage of it. Topics include:
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