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See also TutorialSearch Two good books on C were at some point of time available online from InformIt.com (still might be available elsewhere on the web :-)
Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours by Tony Zhang -- very basic, but still good
Teach Yourself C in 21 Days by Peter G. Aitken -- solid intermediate level book
Do not waste time browsing the WEB searching for tutorials, but a good discounted book first. Believe me it would be difficult to find something even close to the quality of a published book on the WEB, unless this is a WEB variant of a published book ;-). See C bookshelf. for printed books recommendations.
All reference below are supplementary. You can also try to buy a decent book , actually you can do this for approximately the cost of your monthly WEB access ;-).
As for sites with similar collections of links also LEARN CC++ TODAY - a list of C/C++ tutorials by Vinit Carpenter (old, last updated in 1996), and CSS Program Web Library; C programming.
There are not the best overall, but used in tandem can probably substitute any paper book if you have no money to buy it.
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Steve Oualline C Elements of Style Free online book
This is a decent, but not great introductory C book. This is a really good intermediate book. Level of chapters after 5 is too high for the introductory book. Special chapter (ch.8) is devoted to explaining scope. Chapter 15 explains how to use pointers with lists. Ch.19 "Exploring the C Function Library" contains a lot of useful material absent in other books. The book contains both exercises and quizzes. Better deal is to buy is with Visual C++ 6.0 introductory edition
Michael Tregre (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Austin, Texas, United States
of America , July 18, 1998 *****
An easy to follow, comprensive tool for learning C.
An excellent example of Sam's Teach Yourself series, TYC in 21 Days is perfect for those who want to get into the field of computer programming. This book offers a chance to learn the basics of C (which is an extremely useful language in and of itself, as well as a gateway to learning other popular languages such as C++ and Java) in an easy-to-understand format. Everything you learn here will prove invaluable in a career of programming. If I had to recommend a first book to buy for the aspiring coder, this one would be it.
The C Programming Language Answers To Exercises
C Programming Notes by Steve Summit -- this is an excellent online
course that contains both notes and assignments (Introductory course
Intermediate C Programming Assignments). Very knowledgeable and
generous author. Highly recommended if you have K&R book (you should
***+ C Language Tutorial Coronado Enterprises (shareware); This is more or less honest attempt to create a turotial that can is usable.
These notes are part of the UW Experimental College course on Introductory C Programming. They are based on notes prepared (beginning in Spring, 1995) to supplement the book The C Programming Language, by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, or K&R as the book and its authors are affectionately known. (The second edition was published in 1988 by Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-110362-8.) These notes are now (as of Winter, 1995-6) intended to be stand-alone, although the sections are still cross-referenced to those of K&R, for the reader who wants to pursue a more in-depth exposition.
ANSI C for Programmers on UNIX Systems by Tim Love, Cambridge University.
redistibutable for educational purposes
Learn C Programming -- a learning CD with an audio track
***** C Programming Notes by Steve Summit -- this is an excellent online course that contains both notes and assignments (Introductory course Assignments. and Intermediate C Programming Assignments). Very knowledgeable and generous author. Highly recommended.
The notes on these pages are for the courses in C Programming I used to teach in the Experimental College at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Normally these notes accompany fairly traditional classroom lecture presentations, but they are intended to be reasonably complete (more so, for that matter, than the lectures!) and should be usable as standalone tutorials.
I originally designed the first, Introductory course around The C Programming Language (2nd Edition) by Kernighan and Ritchie, and the notes were designed to complement that text, highlighting important points and explaining subtleties which might be lost on the general reader. Later, I rewrote the notes to stand on their own (in part because, in spite of the first set of notes, too many of my students found K&R a bit too technical for an informal, introductory course). Finally, I occasionally teach an Intermediate course, which covers the topics which tend to be skipped or glossed over in introductory courses (bitwise operators, structures, file I/O, etc.). The Intermediate course has its own set of notes.
All three sets of notes are available here. If you have a copy of K&R2 and would like a thorough treatment of the language, read K&R and the ``Notes to Accompany K&R'' side by side. If you're just getting your feet wet and would like a somewhat simpler introduction, read the ``Introductory Class Notes.'' If you have had an introduction to C (either here or elsewhere) and are now looking to fill in some of the missing pieces, read the ``Intermediate Class Notes.''
Of course, just reading a book or these notes won't really teach you C; you will also want to write and run your own programs, for practice and so that the language concepts will make some kind of practical sense. Most of my programming assignments (including review questions) are here as well, along with their solution sets. (No peeking at the answers until you've given the problems your best shot!)
These notes are arranged for the web in the usual hierarchy by section and subsection. If you want to read through all of them, without keeping track of your own stack to implement a depth-first tree traversal, just follow the ``read sequentially'' links at the bottom of each page.
C Programming Course - Course notes by Steve Holmes. (Strathclyde, Scotland). -- Unix oriented.
EL165 Introduction to Computing using C by Martin Brown
Phil's C Course -- Version 1.1 © Phil Ottewell 1995,1996
Switching to Linux for your development projects can seem like a daunting task at first but given a little direction, you will find that the development environment is both powerful and easy to use.
This paper is designed as an introduction to development under Linux, and will help you get your feet wet with all of the tools that you will need for a large scale development project. For now, the scope of this tutorial is writing a program in C, and includes information on text editing, compiling, debugging, and version control.
Setting Up Your Shell
Developing a Simple C Program with vi and gcc
Using gdb to Debug a C Program
Compiling Multiple .c and .h Files
Using make to Simplify the Build Process
Using the Concurrent Versions System for Source Management
Final Thoughts and Resources
The C programmer's pages -- C and Pascal: The Love Story
C vs Pascal notes -- useful comparison. Need work...
C-Style Page -- good collection of papers
Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language by B. W. Kernighan -- Must read. A rebellious paper written at the time of when structured programming and verification religious movement was close to its top, and to criticize Pascal what rather dangerous undertaking. Kerningan has problems with finding a publisher.
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|Functions||Functions in C|
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|libraries||libraries in C|
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|Lesson 1: Hello World||Lesson 1: Hello World|
|Lesson 2: Variables||Lesson 2: Variables|
|Lesson 3: Constants||Lesson 3: Constants|
|Lesson 4: Input and Output||Lesson 4: Input and Output|
|Lesson 6: Conditional Processing, Part 2||Lesson 6: Conditional Processing, Part 2|
|Lesson 7: Looping||Lesson 7: Looping|
|Lesson 8: Introduction to Pointers||Lesson 8: Introduction to Pointers|
|Lesson 10: Strings||Lesson 10: Strings|
|Lesson 11: Structures||Lesson 11: Structures|
|Lesson 12: Memory Allocation||Lesson 12: Memory Allocation|
|Lesson 13: File I/0 and Command Line Arguments||Lesson 13: File I/0 and Command Line Arguments|
|Lesson 14: Functions||Lesson 14: Functions|
|Lesson 15: Scope and Program Structure||Lesson 15: Scope and Program Structure|
|VGA Basics||Setting the video mode, plotting a pixel, and mode 0x13 memory.|
|Primitive Shapes & Lines||Drawing lines, polygons, rectangles, and circles. Also, Bresenham's algorithm, fixed-point math and pre-computing tables.|
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|Double Buffering, Page Flipping, & Unchained Mode||Double buffering, page flipping, structure of unchained mode, and 256-color modes other than 320x200.|
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