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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)

To get the most out of this book

You need to have some preliminary knowledge of C programming. You need to have basic knowledge of arrays, strings, functions, file handling, threads, and inter-process communication. Also, to handle databases, you will need to have basic knowledge of basic SQL commands.

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, path names, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "In the figure, 1000 represents the memory address of the i variable."

A block of code is set as follows:

 for(i=0;i<2;i++)
{
for(j=0;j<4;j++)
{
matR[i][j]=0;
for(k=0;k<3;k++)
{
matR[i][j]=matR[i][j]+matA[i][k]*matB[k][j];
}
}
}

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

printf("How many elements are there? ");
scanf("%d", &n);

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

D:\CBook>reversestring
Enter a string: manish
Reverse string is hsinam

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Simply click the Next button to continue."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.