Are you having trouble learning C? Do you want to learn faster and make sure you’ve got all the right details? Sure, websites are free and can be a great help (I sure hope they help since I wrote one!) but a good book can really accelerate your learning. And I know a book that I would be remiss NOT to tell you about.
If you’re learning C, I recommend
I admit, this book is not the book I learned programming from (that was C for Dummies–I still remember staying up all night reading it cover to cover!) but it’s a better book to learn programming from. The first time I read through it, I remember thinking that I wanted to be able to write a book like this one day.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it acknowledges that things are HARD, but that they can be broken down into nice bite-size (byte-size?) pieces by coming back to complex topics more than once, introducing more details each time. That will keep you from getting information overload, but still get you the details that you need–when you need them.
Of course, there’s a lot of other good stuff here–loads of programming exercises for you to practice on (remember that practicing is the BEST way to learn). All the details you could care to know about. A Q&A section at the end of each chapter to address specific questions you might have. I highly recommend it.
If you’re in the market for a book on programming C,
buy C Programming: A Modern Approach, today!