By the end of the book the reader will have gained a sound understanding of the C language and be able to write their own C programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any compatible PC.
The book is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to begin creating computer programs. It will appeal to the hobbyist who wants to take advantage of the many interesting possibilities that C programming provides. It will appeal to the student who is studying C programming at school or college. It will appeal to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of computer programming before moving on to higher-level languages like Java or C++.
In order to benefit fully from the examples in the book the reader should have a computer running a recent version of Microsoft Windows operating system, such as Windows XP, or a Unix-based operating system such as Linux.
The reader should have a C compiler installed in order to compile text programs into executable byte-code. All Linux distributions include the free GNU C compiler and instruction is provided on how to download and install the GNU C compiler for Windows - an Internet connection is needed for this purpose.
The C source code can be written in any basic text editor, such as Windows Notepad application, and compiled from a command line. There is no need for the reader to acquire an expensive programming development environment like Microsoft Visual C++ or Borland C++ Builder.
"C Programming in easy steps" offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to creating your own C programs with code examples of every part of the language. It shows you how to install and operate a FREE compiler and includes a comprehensive reference section at the back of the book listing every standard C function. Try this book if you want to learn C programming in an easy no-nonsense fashion.