You Will Learn C! Zed Shaw has perfected the world's best system for learning C. Follow it and you will succeed-just like the hundreds of thousands of programmers Zed has taught to date! You bring discipline, commitment, persistence, and experience with any programming language; the author supplies everything else. In Learn C the Hard Way, you'll learn C by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Watch Zed Shaw's teaching video. Type his code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you'll learn what good modern C programs look like, how to think more effectively about code, and how to find and fix mistakes far more efficiently. Most importantly, you'll master rigorous defensive programming techniques, so you can use any language to create software that defends itself from malicious activity and defects.
Shaw teaches all the key skills you need to start writing excellent C software: * Planning and attention to detail* Setting up a C environment* Basic syntax and idioms* Compilation, make files, and linkers* Operators, variables, and data types* Program control* Arrays and strings* Functions, pointers, and structs* Memory allocation* I/O and files* Libraries* Data structures, including linked lists, sort, and search* Stacks and queues* Debugging, defensive coding, and automated testing* Fixing stack overflows, illegal memory access, and more It'll Be Hard At First. But Soon, You'll Just Get It-And That Will Feel Great! This tutorial will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you'll know one of the world's most powerful programming languages. You'll be a C programmer. Watch Zed first! The accompanying DVD contains 5+ hours of passionate, powerful teaching to jumpstart your learning of each key skill: a complete C video course!
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)