Head First C
Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C 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. 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.
We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First C uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with C: Diving in
Chapter 2. Memory and Pointers: What are you pointing at?
Chapter 2.5. Strings: String theory
Chapter 3. Creating Small Tools: Do one thing and do it well
Chapter 4. Using Multiple Source Files: Break it down, build it up
Chapter 5. Structs, Unions, and Bitfields: Rolling your own structures
Chapter 6. Data Structures and Dynamic Memory: Building bridges
Chapter 7. Advanced Functions: Turn your functions up to 11
Chapter 8. Static and Dynamic Libraries: Hot-swappable code
Chapter 9. Processes and System Calls: Breaking boundaries
Chapter 10. Interprocess Communication: It’s good to talk
Chapter 11. Sockets and Networking: There’s no place like 127.0.0.1
Chapter 12. Threads: It’s a parallel world
- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: O’Reilly Media (April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449399916
- ISBN-13: 978-1449399917