The fastest, easiest way to learn to program C on a Mac or Windows. This course will teach you to program the C language from the ground up. You will learn everything from the very fundamentals of programming right through to the complexities of pointers, addresses and File IO. Maybe you’ve tried to master C before but failed. Or maybe you are new to C or new to programming. If so, this is the course for you!
C is one of the most important of all programming languages. It is used to program desktop applications, compilers, tools and utilities and even hardware devices. The C language is fast and efficient – but it can be hard to learn. Unless you this course. This course begins with a gentle introduction to C but quickly moves on to explain some of its most confusing features: everything from C’s ‘scoping’ rules to the curious connection between arrays and memory addresses. By the end of the course you will have a deep understanding both of the C language itself and also of the underlying ‘architecture’ of your computer.
This course uses multiple IDEs but works with C++Builder including C++Builder Starter Edition.
- Master C programming concepts from the ground up
- Use the source code examples to learn step-by-step
- Understand the special features of C: pointers, header files, null-terminated strings, buffers
- Advanced topics such as memory allocation, the stack and heap, and binary file IO
- Videos explain everything in minute detail
- Read the supplied eBook, The Little Book Of C, to explore the topics in even more depth
- Test your understanding with end-of-section quizzes
Who should take this course?
- Beginners – if you've never coded before, you can learn C step by step
- Programmers switching to C from some other language such as Java, Ruby or Python
- Cross-platform developers – there are C compilers for all major operating systems
- Anyone who needs to program C++ or Objective-C. The C language is the place to start
- Newcomers to programming
- Programmers of other languages who want a fast way into C
- Anyone who needs to master C as a basis for using C++ or Objective-C
- FREE Embarcadero C++Builder Starter Edition
- 93pg downloadable PDF eBook "The Little Book of C" by Huw Collingbourne
- Downloadable source code examples
Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software (http://www.sapphiresteel.com/), developers of the “Sapphire” Ruby IDE for Visual Studio and the “Amethyst” IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press.
Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.
For over ten years Huw wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Java, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is the author of the free ebook The Little Book of Ruby and is the editor of the online computing magazine Bitwise (http://www.bitwisemag.com/).
In the 1980s Huw was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.
At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK (http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.
PreviewWelcome to the course (4:08)
PreviewC Editors and IDEs (1:59)
StartYour FREE C++Builder Starter Edition IDE
StartFAQ – Read This First!
StartUsing C++Builder (3:43)
StartImporting C Projects into C++Builder (4:43)
StartInstall CodeLite (2:12)
StartInstall a C compiler on a Mac (3:18)
StartIntroduction to CodeLite (5:18)
StartProgramming C with NetBeans (2:12)
StartImporting Projects Into NetBeans (5:55)
StartCompiling C programs at the system prompt (9:39)
StartUsing Visual Studio (6:31)
StartLittle Book Of C
StartThe C Source Code Archive