At first glance this book looked too casual and chaotic, but I found it was an entertaining as well as informative walk through beginning C.
Ever wished there was an easier way to learn C from a book? Head First C is a complete learning experience that will show you how to create programs in the C . “Head First C could quite possibly turn out to be the best C book of all time. I don't say that practical development strategies—gets my brain going without having to slog through a bunch of tired, stale .. Your quick guide to data types.
The only drawback, and it was major, was that the labs were much more advanced than the routine programming examples and exercises in the book; I felt like I needed something in between. Also, the labs assumed too much; the first required an Arduino machine to connect to, the second r This was a really good C book.
Also, the labs assumed too much; the first required an Arduino machine to connect to, the second required a webcam that could talk to your C implementation, and the third assumed you're coding on a graphics-enabled machine. I'm working on a Linux server virtual machine, so I would have liked a more text-friendly lab. Now on to one of the more dry but thorough books.
Dec 18, Josh Kisb rated it it was amazing. This book is excellent for those wanting to gain better grasp of programming concepts using C language.
It covers a wide range of different topics in a fun and easy to understand way. I cannot remember the last time i had fun reading and learning Some people do not like the jokes and fun because they are oh so serious they want to read a manual and they are able to remember all of it but if you are a normal human being who enjoys a little humor and having fun while learning then this is the book This book is excellent for those wanting to gain better grasp of programming concepts using C language.
I cannot remember the last time i had fun reading and learning Some people do not like the jokes and fun because they are oh so serious they want to read a manual and they are able to remember all of it but if you are a normal human being who enjoys a little humor and having fun while learning then this is the book for you.
I still remember what i learnt 2 years after reading it because it is just that effective in helping people understand Aug 29, Joppe Geluykens rated it liked it.
We will send you an SMS containing a verification code. Reference material Appendix C Topics: Be the first to rate this product Rate this product: Really great resource for learning how to code; plenty of examples and exercises, and the information is presented in many different ways in each chapter, making sure that if one explanation wasn't quite clicking, another likely would, as well as guaranteeing repetition to make sure the points stuck. A book written for people with pathologically short attention spans and a need for faddish gimmicks to keep them interested would not, generally, seem like the kind of thing to elicit thoughtful reviews even from those who liked it. Stay in touch with your child Connect your processes with pipes Case study:
I read this book preparing for a little assignment for a course that gave a minimal intro to C programming and it served it's purpose really well. I actually liked the little jokes in and around the text and together with the layout of the book, it was fun to turn to the next page. If you want an intro to C without having to read through paper-like scripts of technical writing, I recommend you start with this book an move on to more advanced reading after.
Jun 09, RanjuVel rated it it was amazing. If you don't get interested in programming with this book, you'll never in your life get interested in it. It introduces programming like child's play and teaches it like one and it programming appears to the reader as child's play only evermore, after reading the book. The exercises in the book refresh the reader's dusty, unused brain and unveils a new zeal to learn things. You can't miss this book!
Apr 13, Miguel Vargas rated it really liked it. This book is a really good starting point for C. I have learnt a bunch of things, and I strongly recommend to read it to someone who is interested in learning C.
May 05, Bonface M. The main goal of this book was to present C in a way that's easy to comprehend. I felt that they achieved that with me.
Read the full review here: Oct 19, Luke rated it really liked it. Excellent introduction to C with exercises of varying levels of difficulty. My next step will be delving into the Linux kernel. View all 3 comments. Dec 06, Antony Thomas rated it it was amazing. Stands good to the Head-First series. Pass code to a function You need to tell find the name of a function Every function name is a pointer to the function Hot-swappable code Code you can take to the bank Angle brackets are for standard headers But what if you want to share code? Finally, compile your other programs The Head First Gym is going global Calculating calories But things are a bit more complex Programs are made out of lots of pieces Dynamic linking happens at runtime Can you link.
Breaking boundaries System calls are your hotline to the OS Then someone busted into the system Stay in touch with your child Connect your processes with pipes Case study: The static keyword 4.
How big stuff is 5. If you want to learn the C programming language, even if you've never learned a programming language before, this is a great starter book. This book takes you through most of the C language all 26 keywords and some of the standard libraries. If you follow along like the book suggests, you get to work on real life type projects such as Arduino programming, interfacing with OpenCV an open source video library, and an asteroid-type game.
Along the way you learn programming concepts such as concurrency, threading and data structures. The book does have a few drawbacks if you've only done programming from a Windows environment.