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.
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
Learn Intel 64 assembly language and architecture, become proficient in C, and understand how the programs are compiled and executed down to machine instructions, enabling you to write robust, high-performance code.
Low-Level ProgrammingÂ explains Intel 64 architecture as the result of von Neumann architecture evolution.Â Â The book teaches the latest version of the C language (C11) and assembly language from scratch.Â Â It covers the entire path from source code to program execution, including generation of ELF object files, and static and dynamic linking. Code examples and exercises are included along with the best code practices.Â Optimization capabilities and limits of modern compilers are examined, enabling you to balance between program readability and performance. The use of various performance-gain techniques is demonstrated, such as SSE instructions and pre-fetching. Relevant Computer Science topics such as models of computation and formal grammars are addressed, and their practical value explained.
What You'll Learn
Low-Level ProgrammingÂ teaches programmers to:
Who This Book Is For
For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevensâ Advanced Programming in the UNIXÂ® Environment . Now, once again, Richâs colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports todayâs leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification.
Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Richâs pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.
This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).
As in previous editions, youâll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what youâve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments.
Advanced Programming in the UNIXÂ® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for todayâs systems, this third edition will be even more valuable.
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