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Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Greg Perry
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For beginning programmers, this updated edition answers all C programming questions. This bestseller talks to readers at their level, explaining every aspect of how to get started and learn the C language quickly. Readers also find out where to learn more about C. This book includes tear-out reference card of C functions and statements, a hierarchy chart, and other valuable information. It uses special icons, notes, clues, warnings, and rewards to make understanding easier. And the clear and friendly style presumes no programming knowledge.

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For beginning programmers, this updated edition answers all C programming questions. This bestseller talks to readers at their level, explaining every aspect of how to get started and learn the C language quickly. Readers also find out where to learn more about C. This book includes tear-out reference card of C functions and statements, a hierarchy chart, and other valuable information. It uses special icons, notes, clues, warnings, and rewards to make understanding easier. And the clear and friendly style presumes no programming knowledge.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5740 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 2 edition (8 April 1994)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003J2RFEK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have been trying to teach myself programming on and off for about five years, and every time I gave up. It got to the point where I was beginning to think that I was too stupid to program. Not so! After much searching I found this book, and I have to say that it is one of the best teaching books I have ever come across, for anything. Finally I am learning to program, and in C, a thing I was beginning to think was impossible for all but the superbrained amongst us. I cannot reccomendd this book highly enough. It is light hearted and refreshing, and it teaches you in short easy stages. Each chapter is short and to the point, I am doing a chapter a day and my skills are steadily increasing. If you want to learn to program in C then it's simple, just buy this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top! 6 Sep 2002
Format:Paperback
I started this book with only knowledge of Pascal. This book is very well written, clear and light hearted whilst being informative and friendly. It was a pleasure to read and was not intimidating. The book is a really excellent start into C and I recommend this book to anyone with little or no knowledge of progamming. I am now reading 'A Book About C' which this book has given me the confidence to move on to.
This book teaches good programming practise and is very clear to point out tips and pitfalls.
Buy this book and will become hooked on programming. It touches the surface of a lot of issues but there are also a lot more out there. This book will give you a thirst for more without the fear of tackling it all!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EASY to understand 3 Sep 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I wish I had found this book earlier. Junior highers would easily learn programming with this book and I may even give it to my dad! Someone with basic programming knowlege(loops, variables, etc) should use this book to learn the basic C syntax. This is what I used the book for and had a good basic grasp on its syntax in a few hours.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I read this book with absolute no knowledge of C and have found it a useful tool. It is great for the absolute beginner like myself. If you buy this book and expect more than you should re-read the title because it is an intro book and not a book supposed to teach you advanced concepts such as link lists. Today I am going to purchase Perry's C by Example book. This book doesn't go far enough for me either, however, I cannot find a book, which explains things such as functions with such explicit (nice diagrams... no details left out) detail as Perry does nor does any other book do it with such non-technobabble. I looked at the K & R book last night as well as a few other books. While the K & R book is the "Textus Receptus" of C programming at my level, it does not offer the amount of explanation that Perry does. Perry as an author is great for explanation as well as keeping your attention. I rate this book a five star for what it is. If you rate it anything less than you should have bought a different book in the first place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant to teach yourself with 18 Oct 2007
By Jonwhy
Format:Paperback
I have started an Electronics degree at University and one of the modules is learning to program. The lecture is filled with people who have been programming for years and who know their way around the language. I however am new to this so have had to struggle on in the lectures trying to follow the sometimes confusing notes.

I saw this book on amazon and thought I'd give it a go, as its a fairly cheap book, and although I've only read the first few chapters I have already learned more from reading the book than from my lectures. Everything is explained in clear detail in a step by step way. There are short programs in the chapters that you can experiment around with and see how C works.

This text book is also one of the few that has kept me wanting to read more, and it is written in a compelling style. In short if you feel that you don't know where to begin with programming, then this is an excellent place to start. Just make sure you download Visual C++ Express Edition (free) to work with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Great! Great! 23 Aug 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This was probably the best book I have ever read on programming. I am only 12 years old, yet this book made it easy to grasp the concepts of C. The chapters are information packed, yet fun and not over-technical. Don't waste your money on any "Dummies" books. This is what you need if you want to learn C.
PS:The author also writes a great QBasic book called "QBasic by Example."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect as an intro to programming 16 July 2008
By Slim
Format:Paperback
If your struggling with C then you need this book. When i started my computer science degree last year i was totally lost during the lectures on programming, so i decided to purchase this book as it claimed to be for the absolute beginner.

After reading just the first few chapters i was starting to understand everything a lot better. The author really does have the beginner in mind, and goes through the basics of programming nice and slowly with lots of examples and thorough explanations of difficult areas.

I have reader other beginner books on C, and to me, none of them explain things as well. In short, if your struggling with C or are looking for an introductory book then you need to buy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No longer an "absolute beginner" 24 Aug 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you've never programmed in C before, this is the book you must read. It is clear and precise, yet not at all boring. I'm 15 years old and I found this book excellent. I'm now moving on to more advanced books. Good job, Perry!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great book and good seller
Published 2 months ago by Emmanuel Oboh
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy days
Recommended by Harvard and easy to follow.
Cuts out jargon used by blithering idiots who write in the style of computer experts who don't wish to pass on any knowledge at... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sid Snot
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely laid out
A brief introduction to C in an easily digestible manner. I would recommend to any newbie. Nicely laid out format.
Published 6 months ago by E
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good if you want to get started at any programming language.
This book is brilliant because it keeps things simple and gradually builds principle upon principle. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Edd Perks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great...!
Well thought out book on what can be a complicated subject
Well written and easy to follow for a first time coder it's the one to buy, enjoy...
Published 17 months ago by iain macdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful
Book came super quick and helped me out with my uni course so much! I know cant wait to get into more programming.
Published 21 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars coding
as a self learner,it is a good read in an easy word to understand,with examples ,make it easy to understand ,and at the same time learn new tricks ,
Published 22 months ago by Massimo Maroadi
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book is great, informative and presented in a friendly manner. Each chapter is accompanied with tips and facts. A++
Published on 4 Aug 2012 by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing
I started learning programming in objective c first about four weeks ago. I soon realized my mistake and decided to start from scratch and learn c. Read more
Published on 14 July 2011 by RyanBowk
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh?
Bought this book based on the high praise this book has received, however, I fail to see how this book teaches C better than any other book. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2011 by John Cameron
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