C By Example makes programming easy to learn for the beginning programmer. It builds your programming skills by using clear, easy-to-understand exercises. Hands-on, real world examples show you how to write programs that flow correctly and produce accurate results. At the end of the book, you will use the concepts you have learned to build a blackjack game. Also included is an appendix that discusses where to find compilers, other C resources, where to go from here, and what kinds of careers you could go into with the knowledge she gained from the book.
How does the by Example series make you a better programmer? The by Example series teaches programming using the best method possible—examples. The text acts as a mentor, looking over your shoulder, providing sample programs, and showing you new ways to use the concepts covered in each chapter. While the material is still fresh, you will see example after example demonstrating ways to use what you just learned.
The philosophy of the by Example series is simple: The best way to teach computer programming is with multiple examples. Command descriptions, format syntax, and language references are not enough to teach a newcomer a programming language. Only by taking the components, immediately putting them into use, and running sample programs can programming students get more than just a feel for the language. Newcomers who learn only a few basics using examples at every step of the way will automatically know how to write programs using those skills.
About the Author
Greg Perry is a bestselling author and co-designer of the by Example series. He has written more than 50 computer books, many of which are bestsellers. He has been a programmer, trainer, and speaker for the past 20 years. Previously, Greg taught advanced programming courses at Tulsa Community College. He currently lectures at programming conferences across the country and is fluent in 9 computer languages. Among his bestselling books are Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, C by Example, Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, and Sams Teach Yourself Windows 98 in 24 Hours.