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I am just starting out my journey into programming with C and was wondering what book you

Discussion in 'C, C++, C#' started by simpleonlinetest, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. simpleonlinetest

    simpleonlinetest Regular Member

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    I am just starting out my journey into programming with C and was wondering what book you would consider reading? I'm not a total noob to computers hardware/software but a noob to programming...took a VB class years back and only remember bits and pieces...thanks
     
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    testy919 Newbie

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    Dennis ritchie c language book is the standard one, but i guess you spend some time online with w3 schools and wiki and figure out basics of C before you read that book
     
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    sandesh_007 Regular Member

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    I guess W3 schools does not offer tutorials on C language.

    By the way here is the book by Dennis Ritchie
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    http://rapidshare.com/files/94678277/The_C_Programming_Language_Ritchie.pdf
     
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    tivowatcher Junior Member

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    Have you considered the C# language?

    I am a VB guy myself, but many Microsoft professionals have landed in the Visual Studio C# world.

    Of course, there's lots of VB opportunities too - but if you are set on C, consider C#.

    What are you wanting to do with your knowledge once you have it? Web development? UNIX apps?

    I'd think about what your ultimate goal is before settling on a language. For example, if you are jazzed by writing device drivers, then C++ is probably the better language. UNIX web developer? Probably Java or PHP. Microsoft? VB.NET or C#. :)

    Good luck!
    Dave
     
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    ndev2k Junior Member

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    I am studying C# and the 'Head First' books are really good.
     
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    C is the language of the kings. Most malware is written in C. C and Assembly are the best and maybe a bit of C++ for good measure.
     
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    1. If you really want to learn C well, I would suggest "C Primer Plus" by Stephen Prata. It discusses everything in the standard C library, its basically a reference book.
    2. Depending on what you're trying to do, I have also found "Windows via C/C++" by Jeffrey Richter and Christophe Nasarre very useful.
    3. If you're interested in a detailed description using processes and threads, I would suggest "Professional Multicore Programming" by Cameron Hughes and Tracey Hughes.
    4. If you're looking for a good general book on assembly language I have found "Professional Assembly Language" by Richard Blum to be very useful.
    Note: All those books go into great detail ... so be prepared
     
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    i recommend you

    C++ how to program
    Deitel & Deitel

    and

    The C Programming Language
    Kernighan and Ritchie