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C Programming Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition by Dean Miller, Greg Perry

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1. What Is C Programming, and Why Should I Care?

In This Chapter

Understanding the basics of C programming

Finding and installing a C compiler

Learning the steps of the programming process

Although some people consider C to be difficult 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 just 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 development, game programming, and so much more.

If you’ve never written a program in your life, this chapter ...

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