This book teaches C by example, with complete C programs used to illustrate each new concept along the way. Stephen Kochan provides step-by-step explanations for all C functions. You will learn both the language fundamentals and good programming practices. Exercises at the end of each chapter make the book ideally suited for classroom use or for self-instruction.
All the features of the C language are covered in this book, including the latest additions added with the C11 standard. Appendixes provide a detailed summary of the language and the standard C library, both organized for quick reference.
âAbsolutely the best book for anyone starting out programming in C. This is an excellent introductory text with frequent examples and good text.â¦This is the book I used to learn Câitâs a great book.â
âVinit S. Carpenter, Learn C/C++ Today
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
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Excel 2016 Power Programming with VBA is fully updated to cover all the latest tools and tricks of Excel 2016. Encompassing an analysis of Excel application development and a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), this comprehensive book presents all of the techniques you need to develop both large and small Excel applications. Over 800 pages of tips, tricks, and best practices shed light on key topics, such as the Excel interface, file formats, enhanced interactivity with other Office applications, and improved collaboration features. In addition to the procedures, tips, and ideas that will expand your capabilities, this resource provides you with access to over 100 online example Excel workbooks and the Power Utility Pak, found on the Mr. Spreadsheet website.
Understanding how to leverage VBA to improve your Excel programming skills can enhance the quality of deliverables that you produceâand can help you take your career to the next level.
Excel 2016 Power Programming with VBA is a fundamental resource for intermediate to advanced users who want to polish their skills regarding spreadsheet applications using VBA.
In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For Dummies introduces you to a wide array of new Excel options, beginning with the most important tools and operations for the Visual Basic Editor. Inside, you'll get the lowdown on the essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discover techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, controlling program flow, and much more.
With the release of Microsoft Office 2016, Excel will see changes in its operating system, and this fun, hands-on guide will make it easier than ever to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications and create custom applications and macros on the world's most popular spreadsheet tool. Packed with friendly advice on the easiest ways to develop custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus, you'll be creating Excel applications custom-fit to your unique needs in no time at all!
If you're a beginning to intermediate VBA programmer looking to get up to speed on creating customized solutions with Excel applications, Excel VBA Programming For Dummies, 4th Edition makes it easier.
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