Practical C Programming

Why Does 2+2 = 5986?

Author: Steve Oualline

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313043

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 988

There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the first one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks® famous.C programming is more than just getting the syntax right. Style and debugging also play a tremendous part in creating programs that run well and are easy to maintain. This book teaches you not only the mechanics of programming, but also describes how to create programs that are easy to read, debug, and update.Practical rules are stressed. For example, there are fifteen precedence rules in C (&& comes before || comes before ?:). The practical programmer reduces these to two: Multiplication and division come before addition and subtraction. Contrary to popular belief, most programmers do not spend most of their time creating code. Most of their time is spent modifying someone else's code. This books shows you how to avoid the all-too-common obfuscated uses of C (and also to recognize these uses when you encounter them in existing programs) and thereby to leave code that the programmer responsible for maintenance does not have to struggle with. Electronic Archaeology, the art of going through someone else's code, is described.This third edition introduces popular Integrated Development Environments on Windows systems, as well as UNIX programming utilities, and features a large statistics-generating program to pull together the concepts and features in the language.
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Practical C++ Programming

Author: Steve Oualline

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596004194

Category: Computers

Page: 549

View: 4198

Teaches the programming language, covering topics including syntax, coding standards, object classes, templates, debugging, and the C++ preprocessor.
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Programming with GNU Software

Author: Michael Kosta Loukides,Andrew Oram

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565921122

Category: Computers

Page: 244

View: 1709

Here is a complete package for programmers who are new to UNIX or who would like to make better use of the system. The book provides an introduction to all the tools needed for a C programmer. The CD contains sources and binaries for the most popular GNU tools, including their C/C++ compiler.
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Practical C

Author: Giulio Zambon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484217691

Category: Computers

Page: 469

View: 3585

Learn practical C techniques, including often-needed algorithms within reusable functions. In this book, you'll have the following code and advice at your fingertips: layout and pre-processors; control structures, iterations, and selections; pointers and structures; databases; reusability; lists, arrays, FIFO and stacks; searching and sorting; recursion; binary trees; integration; string utilities in/outside of C; web serving using Mongoose; game application code to build a MathSearch puzzle; and embedded software. Besides providing you with modules that you can immediately put to use, Practical C also teaches you how to leverage the C language in a way that beginner books cannot achieve. What You Will Learn: Avoid pitfalls that can cause intractable problems Handle lists and arrays Perform searches and sorts Binary trees Take advantage of recursion Handle exceptions Access databases Calculate integrals using numerical computation with practical applications Deal with strings in a convenient, error-free way Build a MathSearch game application, similar to WordSearch puzzle games Deal with issues specific to embedded applications Who This Book Is For Programmers who have a general knowledge of C.
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Understanding and Using C Pointers

Core Techniques for Memory Management

Author: Richard M Reese

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449344550

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 7113

Improve your programming through a solid understanding of C pointers and memory management. With this practical book, you’ll learn how pointers provide the mechanism to dynamically manipulate memory, enhance support for data structures, and enable access to hardware. Author Richard Reese shows you how to use pointers with arrays, strings, structures, and functions, using memory models throughout the book. Difficult to master, pointers provide C with much flexibility and power—yet few resources are dedicated to this data type. This comprehensive book has the information you need, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced C or C++ programmer or developer. Get an introduction to pointers, including the declaration of different pointer types Learn about dynamic memory allocation, de-allocation, and alternative memory management techniques Use techniques for passing or returning data to and from functions Understand the fundamental aspects of arrays as they relate to pointers Explore the basics of strings and how pointers are used to support them Examine why pointers can be the source of security problems, such as buffer overflow Learn several pointer techniques, such as the use of opaque pointers, bounded pointers and, the restrict keyword
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Mastering Algorithms with C

Useful Techniques from Sorting to Encryption

Author: Kyle Loudon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596551957

Category: Computers

Page: 562

View: 4742

There are many books on data structures and algorithms, including some with useful libraries of C functions. Mastering Algorithms with C offers you a unique combination of theoretical background and working code. With robust solutions for everyday programming tasks, this book avoids the abstract style of most classic data structures and algorithms texts, but still provides all of the information you need to understand the purpose and use of common programming techniques. Implementations, as well as interesting, real-world examples of each data structure and algorithm, are included. Using both a programming style and a writing style that are exceptionally clean, Kyle Loudon shows you how to use such essential data structures as lists, stacks, queues, sets, trees, heaps, priority queues, and graphs. He explains how to use algorithms for sorting, searching, numerical analysis, data compression, data encryption, common graph problems, and computational geometry. And he describes the relative efficiency of all implementations. The compression and encryption chapters not only give you working code for reasonably efficient solutions, they offer explanations of concepts in an approachable manner for people who never have had the time or expertise to study them in depth. Anyone with a basic understanding of the C language can use this book. In order to provide maintainable and extendible code, an extra level of abstraction (such as pointers to functions) is used in examples where appropriate. Understanding that these techniques may be unfamiliar to some programmers, Loudon explains them clearly in the introductory chapters. Contents include: Pointers Recursion Analysis of algorithms Data structures (lists, stacks, queues, sets, hash tables, trees, heaps, priority queues, graphs) Sorting and searching Numerical methods Data compression Data encryption Graph algorithms Geometric algorithms
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Expert C Programming

Deep Secrets

Author: Peter van der Linden

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133522237

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5283

This book is for the knowledgeable C programmer, this is a second book that gives the C programmers advanced tips and tricks. This book will help the C programmer reach new heights as a professional. Organized to make it easy for the reader to scan to sections that are relevant to their immediate needs.
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C Pocket Reference

C Syntax and Fundamentals

Author: Peter Prinz,Ulla Kirch-Prinz

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449378899

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 2378

C is one of the oldest programming languages and still one of the most widely used. Whether you're an experienced C programmer or you're new to the language, you know how frustrating it can be to hunt through hundreds of pages in your reference books to find that bit of information on a certain function, type or other syntax element. Or even worse, you may not have your books with you. Your answer is the C Pocket Reference. Concise and easy to use, this handy pocket guide to C is a must-have quick reference for any C programmer. It's the only C reference that fits in your pocket and is an excellent companion to O'Reilly's other C books.Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, the C Pocket Reference consists of two parts: a compact description of the C language and a thematically structured reference to the standard library. The representation of the language is based on the ANSI standard and includes extensions introduced in 1999. An index is included to help you quickly find the information you need.This small book covers the following: C language fundamentals Data types Expressions and operators C statements Declarations Functions Preprocessor directives The standard library O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point in your work and need to get to a solution quickly, the new C Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.
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C in a Nutshell

The Definitive Reference

Author: Peter Prinz,Tony Crawford

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491924195

Category: Computers

Page: 824

View: 2834

The new edition of this classic O’Reilly reference provides clear, detailed explanations of every feature in the C language and runtime library, including multithreading, type-generic macros, and library functions that are new in the 2011 C standard (C11). If you want to understand the effects of an unfamiliar function, and how the standard library requires it to behave, you’ll find it here, along with a typical example. Ideal for experienced C and C++ programmers, this book also includes popular tools in the GNU software collection. You’ll learn how to build C programs with GNU Make, compile executable programs from C source code, and test and debug your programs with the GNU debugger. In three sections, this authoritative book covers: C language concepts and language elements, with separate chapters on types, statements, pointers, memory management, I/O, and more The C standard library, including an overview of standard headers and a detailed function reference Basic C programming tools in the GNU software collection, with instructions on how use them with the Eclipse IDE
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Learn C the Hard Way

Practical Exercises on the Computational Subjects You Keep Avoiding (Like C)

Author: Zed A. Shaw

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133124371

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 7382

You Will Learn C! Zed Shaw has crafted the perfect course for the beginning C programmer eager to advance their skills in any language. Follow it and you will learn the many skills early and junior programmers need to 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 and read the exercise. 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 protects itself from malicious activity and defects. Through practical projects you’ll apply what you learn to build confidence in your new skills. Shaw teaches the key skills you need to start writing excellent C software, including 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 Breaking and hacking your own C code 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.
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Foundations of GTK+ Development

Author: Andrew Krause

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430203862

Category: Computers

Page: 630

View: 8852

There are only two mainstream solutions for building the graphical interface of Linux-based desktop applications, and GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) is one of them. It is a necessary technology for all Linux programmers. This book guides the reader through the complexities of GTK+, laying the groundwork that allows the reader to make the leap from novice to professional. Beginning with an overview of key topics such as widget choice, placement, and behavior, readers move on to learn about more advanced issues. Replete with real-world examples, the developer can quickly take advantages of the concepts presented within to begin building his own projects.
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The Core Language

Author: Gregory Satir,Doug Brown

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565921160

Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 7568

A primer for C programmers transitioning to C++ and designed to get users up to speed quickly, this book tells users just what they need to learn first. Covering a subset of the features of C++, the user can actually use this subset to get familiar with the basics of the language. The book includes sidebars that give overviews of advanced features not covered.
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C Programming FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Author: Steve Summit

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional


Category: Computers

Page: 389

View: 8342

Written by the originator of the USENET C FAQ, this book addresses the real-world problems on C programming that are asked, again and again, on the "comp.lang.c" newsgroup. The book is aimed at C programmers who need quick, concise answers to the stubborn questions which invariably arise when programming in C. It provides accurate answers, insightful explanations, and extensive code examples.
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C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide

Author: Greg M. Perry,Dean Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789751984

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 8901

Provides instructions for writing C code to create games and mobile applications using the new C11 standard.
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C Programming for Beginners

The Simple Guide to Learning C Programming Language Fast!

Author: Tim Warren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516998357

Category: C (Computer program language)

Page: 64

View: 2390

Everything you need to know and understand to begin using C programming language effectively. This guide takes you step by step through the basics of C, including the program structure, different keywords and data types, variables, constants, and much more.
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Programming in C

Author: Stephen G. Kochan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321776410

Category: Computers

Page: 525

View: 6638

Introduces the C programming language, covering such topics as language fundamentals, variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, functions, and arrays, with complete C programs to illustrate each new concept discussed.
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Computability, Complexity, and Languages

Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science

Author: Martin D. Davis,Elaine J. Weyuker

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483264580

Category: Reference

Page: 446

View: 5855

Computability, Complexity, and Languages: Fundamentals of Theoretical Computer Science provides an introduction to the various aspects of theoretical computer science. Theoretical computer science is the mathematical study of models of computation. This text is composed of five parts encompassing 17 chapters, and begins with an introduction to the use of proofs in mathematics and the development of computability theory in the context of an extremely simple abstract programming language. The succeeding parts demonstrate the performance of abstract programming language using a macro expansion technique, along with presentations of the regular and context-free languages. Other parts deal with the aspects of logic that are important for computer science and the important theory of computational complexity, as well as the theory of NP-completeness. The closing part introduces the advanced recursion and polynomial-time computability theories, including the priority constructions for recursively enumerable Turing degrees. This book is intended primarily for undergraduate and graduate mathematics students.
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