Although some people believe C to be hard to learn and use, you’ll soon see that they are wrong. C is touted as being a cryptic programming language, and it can be—but a well-written C program is simply as easy to follow as a program written in any other programming language. The demand for programmers and developers today is high, and learning C is an effective foundation to build the skills needed in a variety of fields, including app evolution, game programming, and so much more. If you’ve never written a program in your life, this chapter is an excellent beginning because it guides you through introductory programming concepts, explains what a program is, and provides a short history of the C language. Get ready to be excited! C is a programming language wealthy in its capabilities.
C is one of the high-level programming languages designed by Dennis Ritchie. C was originally developed for UNIX operating system to beat the issues of earlier languages such as B, BCPL, etc.
The UNIX operating system evolution started in the year 1969, and its code was rewritten in C in the year 1972. The UNIX operating system evolution started in the year 1969, and its code was rewritten in C in the year 1972. In 1985, Windows 1.0 was released. Even though Windows source code isn’t publicly unrestricted on the market, it’s been stated that its kernel is mostly written in C. In 1991, Linux kernel development started, and it’s also written in C.
After a year it was released under the GNU license and was used as part of the GNU Operating System. The GNU operating system was started using C and Lisp programming languages. So, many of its elements are written in C. In 1977, Oracle database evolution started, and in 1983 its code was rewritten from assembly to C. It became one of the foremost across-the-board databases in the world.
Nowadays C is just used for building OS, application packages, and customized software. Because of its power and efficiency, it has gained better popularity. C is increasingly used by system programmers, application developers, and researchers for a space of programming tasks.
About the Authors
Greg Perry is a speaker and writer on both the programming and applications sides of computing. He is known for getting programming topics down to the beginner’s level.
Dean Miller is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience in both the publishing and licensed customer product businesses. Over the years, he has made or helped shape several bestselling books and series, including Teach Yourself in 21 Days, Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, and the Expressed series, all from Sams Publishing. He has written books on C programming and professional wrestling and yet looking for a way to combine the two into one strange amalgam.
Who’s This Book For?
This is a beginner’s book. If you have never programmed, this E-book is for you. No knowledge of any programming concept is considered. If you can’t even spell C, you can learn the program in C with this book. The term absolute beginner has different meanings at different times. Maybe you’ve attempted to learn C but gave up. Many more books and classes make C much more technical than it is. You might have programmed in other languages but exist as a beginner in C. If so, read on, O reliable one, because, in 32 quick chapters, you’ll know C.
What Makes This Book Different?
This book doesn’t cloud problems with internal technical stuff that beginners in C don’t need. We’re of the firm view that introductory principles have to be taught well and slowly. After you tackle the basics, the “harder” parts never appear hard. This book teaches you the real C that you need to get begun. C can be an extremely cryptic and difficult language for many of them. Many people try to learn C more than on time. The problem is simply this: Any subject, whether it be brain surgery, mail sorting, or C programming, is easy if it’s defined properly. Nobody can teach you anything because you have to teach yourself— but if the professor, book, or video doing the instruction doesn’t make the subject simple and fun, you won’t desire to learn the subject.