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Computer programming is about learning how to solve problems with a computer – about how to get a computer to do all the tedious work for us. The basic development cycle, or process of writing a computer program, is to determine the steps that are necessary to solve the problem at hand and then tell the computer to perform those steps. Our first problem, as we learn this process, is to learn how to write, build, run, and verify a minimal C program.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Writing your first C program
  • Understanding the program development cycle
  • Creating, typing into a text editor, and saving your C program
  • Compiling your first C program
  • Running your program, verifying its result, and, if ...

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