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Programming in C (3rd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen G. Kochan
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Learn the C programming language from one of the best. Stephen Kochan's Programming in C is thorough with easy-to-follow instructions that are sure to benefit beginning programmers. This book provides readers with practical examples of how the C programming language can be used with small, fast programs, similar to the programming used by large game developers such as Nintendo. If you want a one-stop-source for C programming, this book is it.The book is appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses on programming in the C language, including courses covering C programming for games and small-device platforms.

Programming in C, Third Edition is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Steven Kochan's classic C programming tutorial: a book that has helped thousands of students master C over the past twenty years. This edition fully reflects the latest C standard and contains current source code. It has been crafted to help students master C regardless of the platform they intend to use or the applications they intend to create -- including small-device and gaming applications, where C's elegance and speed make it especially valuable.

Kochan begins with the fundamentals, then covers every facet of C language programming: variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, making decisions, arrays, functions, structures, character strings, pointers, operations on bits, the preprocessors, I/O, and more. Coverage also includes chapters on working with larger programs; debugging programs; and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Appendices include a complete language summary, an introduction to the Standard C Library, coverage of compiling and running programs using gcc, common programming mistakes, and more.

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Learn C programming from one of the best. Stephen Kochan's Programming in C is thorough with easy-to-follow instructions that are sure to benefit beginning programmers. In its third edition, the style in this book remains true to the simple, instructional style of previous editions. It provides you with updated and relevant examples of how C programming can be used with small, fast programs, similar to the programming used by large game developers such as Nintendo. If you want a one-stop-source for C programming, this book is it!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7686 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 3 edition (8 July 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002LGGJIS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book is a comprehensive, extremely easy read by Stephen Kochan. I recommend it for any early programmer, and it serves as useful reference material for any experienced programmer. Readers are taken step by step through a learning process. They are introduced to new material constantly, and it is well explained so no one should have trouble getting through it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best 29 Sep 2005
By Ari N
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Programming in C is probably the best introduction I've read to any programming language. It's the near-perfect example of how a computer book should be written, a pleasure to read, well-paced, challenging, addictive.
What's best with it, though, is that it has inspired great confidence in me. I *know* now that C is a language I can master.
So I've ordered K&R for a reality check. It should be arriving any day now.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise Crystal Clear -- 5 Big Shiny Stars 20 Mar 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I found this book indispensable both to learn C and to learn a way of thinking about C. The author uses a well selected and deliberately sequenced set of program examples to thoroughly demonstrate what's going on. These programs are developed and modified from one chapter to the next to show different features of the language. I even have better insight, now, into a few mathematics concepts that I've always had trouble with because of the author's excellent presentation of these concepts using C language -- truly amazing. The writing style is logical, well-paced and consistent -- I never found myself trying to guess what the author meant -- which is pretty incredible with most computer books these days. And after reading the book in its entirety, I was able to see that the whole work was planned to succeed by the thoughtful cohesion of supporting elements (like a good program) rather than thrown together to succeed by sheer force of volume (like, say, a Microsoft product?). The best chapter on C functions that I've read anywhere. Possibly the best introductory book on C in my opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This was a great introductory book for learning the C language. I have no previous programming experience, I am not involved in IT or computer science. I work professionally as a biologist and I would like to write my own applications for use in my research. I am using this book for self-study in my spare time (albeit spare time I had to make). While reading the book, I copied in all of the example programs and worked through all (or very nearly all) of the exercises. This book is logically organized, well-written, and richly supplied with examples and problem exercises. Kochan's writing style is very clear. He gives well-considered examples that provide robust reinforcement to the concepts introduced in the text. It is a very good book for self-teaching the C programming language, especially if you have no previous programming experience. The book is meant to be read-through, chapter-by-chapter, rather than read in bits and pieces. This makes it a good self-study tool, as it provides a logical and coherent study program, rather than simply being a reference of the C language.

My only complaints are that some chapters are 'too long' in the sense that you cover a lot of material before you get a chance to work through some exercises that reinforce what you just covered. It would be helpful if the book had either some small exercises within the body of each chapter (or a quiz) that encourages the reader to reflect on what has been read. The other problem is that I find the book gets weak on supplying exercises towards the end. This is partly a function of the nature of the material covered, but I found Chapter 16 especially light on both worked examples and exercises where it could have used more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OF THE BEST 11 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
This is the best book written on a traditional programming language I ever read in my life. I will be very grateful if Stefan Kochan is kind enough to write a book like this on C++ as well!!! I really want to make such a request.

My constructive criticism is that if he put simpler, but more mathematical and scientific, examples in his book (like Mrc Herniter in his Programming with MATLAB does), then it would be more suitable for someone like myself who is a PHYSICS student.
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