Sebastopol, CA—Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer.
"C is important because it gives you a much more fundamental understanding of how the computer works," explains coauthor David Griffiths (@dogriffiths). "If you really understand C, you will be more equipped to learn other languages. If you know C, you can become a better Java programmer; you will have a better understanding of how Python works; you'll have the foundations in place to program games in C++, or write code in Objective C, or enter the world of open source development on Linux.
"C is an entry point to a whole other level of development."
With Head First C, you'll learn key areas such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, and dynamic memory management. Advanced topics include multi-threading and network programming—topics typically covered on a college-level course. This book also features labs: in-depth projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. Head First C mimics the style of college-level C courses, making it ideal as an accessible textbook for students.
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