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Modern C for Absolute Beginners

A Friendly Introduction to the C Programming Language

  • Teaches C programming language and modern C standards, including C2X

  • Teaches C Standard Library and best practices in C

  • Includes plenty of relevant C source code examples


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. The C Programming Language

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About this book


Learn the C programming language easily and in a straightforward way. This book teaches the basics of C, the C Standard Library, and modern C standards. No previous programming experience is required.

C is a language that is as popular today as it was decades ago. C covers a wide variety of domains. It can be used to program a microcontroller, or to develop an entire operating system. This book is an effort to introduce the reader to the C programming language in a concise and easy to follow manner.

The author takes you through the C programming language, the Standard Library, and the C standards basics. Each chapter is the right balance of theory and code examples. 

After reading and using this book, you'll have the essentials to start programming in modern C.

You will:

  • The C programming language fundamentals
  • The C Standard Library fundamentals
  • New C Standards features
  • The basics of types, operators, statements, arrays, functions, and structs
  • The basics of pointers, memory allocation, and memory manipulation
  • Take advantage of best practices in C


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BelgradeSerbia

About the authors

Slobodan Dmitrović is a software consultant, trainer, and entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of “Clear Programming Paradigm”, an LLC that provides outsourcing and training services. Slobodan’s ability to summarize complex topics and provide insightful training made him a sought after consultant for the automotive, fintech, and other industries. Slobodan has a strong interest in C, C++, software architecture, training, and R&D.

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