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Practical C Programming

By : B. M. Harwani
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Practical C Programming

By: B. M. Harwani

Overview of this book

Used in everything from microcontrollers to operating systems, C is a popular programming language among developers because of its flexibility and versatility. This book helps you get hands-on with various tasks, covering the fundamental as well as complex C programming concepts that are essential for making real-life applications. You’ll start with recipes for arrays, strings, user-defined functions, and pre-processing directives. Once you’re familiar with the basic features, you’ll gradually move on to learning pointers, file handling, concurrency, networking, and inter-process communication (IPC). The book then illustrates how to carry out searching and arrange data using different sorting techniques, before demonstrating the implementation of data structures such as stacks and queues. Later, you’ll learn interesting programming features such as using graphics for drawing and animation, and the application of general-purpose utilities. Finally, the book will take you through advanced concepts such as low-level programming, embedded software, IoT, and security in coding, as well as techniques for improving code performance. By the end of this book, you'll have a clear understanding of C programming, and have the skills you need to develop robust apps.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms

In this chapter, we will learn about advanced data structures and algorithms. We will learn how to use structures such as stacks, circular linked lists, doubly linked lists, and binary trees and their traversal.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Implementing a stack using a singly linked list
  • Implementing a doubly or two-way linked list
  • Implementing a circular linked list
  • Making a binary search tree and doing inorder traversal recursively
  • Performing postorder traversal of a binary tree non-recursively

Before we get into the recipes, it will be helpful for us to understand some of the structures and related terminologies we will be using in this chapter as well as in the other recipes in this book.