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Introduction to C Programming with a little OpenGL Graphics for fun [Kindle Edition]

Robert P. Cook

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Book Description

Hard core C programming textbook based on almost fifty years of software development experience. Includes over fifty sample programs. Linux is discussed in some detail since UNIX and C were co-developed. However, the examples are configured to run on Apple OS/X and Windows as well.

8/14 Created an online lecture course to accompany the text at professor cook dot org.

1/09 Added a C++ chapter.
If you already purchased, you can download an updated copy for nothing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1051 KB
  • Publisher: Robert P. Cook; 1.2 edition (19 Aug. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001EJNQ2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #939,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book! 28 Feb. 2012
By Petrica TARAS - Published on
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The short review: the book is definitely worth having it.
The somewhat longer review: A surprisingly pleasant lecture for a technical book! Very practical examples.
For instance - the book teaches you how to write a C program that accepts arguments from the output of a Unix pipe "|" just after you learned about loops, Another gem would be an example about how to numerically compute the definite integral of a 1D function - for example x^3 - and this is placed before even entering into array topic. Don't worry if you don't know what an Unix pipe is - the book has an introductory chapter on operating systems in general (not just Unix) with emphasis on Unix, MacOs and MsWindows. As for the calculus example - it is pretty well explained. In fact, all the topics are in general explained in a clear manner - and it is good that some concepts, usually not found in introductory C books are mentioned and sometimes treated in depth. A chapter on debugging is included. There is also a chapter on C++.
I also appreciated the reference in chapter 13 to [...] website, which is an excellent resource (not the only one of course) for OpenGL stuff. Speaking of OpenGL, don't expect too much from the OpenGL part - it is there to highlight the C part.
My recommendation: Buy it. And if you buy this book be prepared to get dirty on your hands by working the examples.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! 10 Feb. 2014
By Samuel Bartlett - Published on
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The worst book on C I've ever had the misfortune to read. Had to use it for a refresher college course on C. Like Cook's other title, hard to read, slapped together and lacks a solid explanation of the sample code presented. There were much better books written on C twenty years ago when I was first learning to program.
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