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A Step-by-Step Guide to C Programming Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0133399462 ISBN-10: 013339946X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 825 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (November 27, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013339946X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133399462
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,625,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Key Benefit: This book provides a practical, comprehensive, hands-on approach to C Programming. Key Topics: A Step- by-Step Guide to C Programming explains every concept through practical examples rather than abstract discussions. The book provides sections on common errors and traps as well as exercises after only one or two examples. It also provides instruction in writing large programs. Market: A valuable reference for any professional who needs a greater understanding of C programming.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
I'd like to say you could do worse than to buy this book . . . the truth is it'd be hard to find one worse than this self tutorial travesty. In truth no book would be a better way to learn C than having this one. Mr. Corriveau has numerous programming language errors within the first 80 pages that make it impossible to run most (if not all) of his 'samples' as they are. His lecture note style organization would be difficult to follow even if the book had had a proof reading before it was released to publications. His near 800 page book is 900 lbs worth of frustration. It took an experienced C programmer to clean-up and rewrite Mr. Corriveau's sloppily written 'sample code'. In his book he states that C programming isn't for everyone . . . well certainly not the way he approaches teaching it. To sum up, it'd be challenging to find a book equally poorly written let alone one even worse.
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By BenDickin on March 19, 2013
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This book is incredibly easy to read and understand (well not "read" but use). I knew nothing about C when I bought it. It served as a textbook for a Mechatronics class, and with its help (and very little help from the professor) I passed all the tests with A's. excellent book.
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I've boughten various titles which are suppose to teach C++, and even though it's a tough subject to learn, your better off learning C first. Why? Cause this author explains why in his easy well laid out text which gets the reader focused on how to program in C.No other book I found will prepare you better, then the material in this edition. C++ should come naturally to you in a very short period of time, if it doesn't, then go back and review some of the authors pitfalls, and common errors in each chapter, which will help you gain the knowledge you need to succeed.
The author's style of teaching has lead me to learn much faster then I ever thought possible, cause I never really liked "C" at all till I read his book. It was 3 weeks later where I felt confident.I'm more prepared, and relaxed with new keywords and syntax used with C++, you might do the same. Very few authors give you any clues and knowledge to learn C.
I found this text most useful, and don't "SKIP" any of the exercises in the chapters unless your sure you can program properly, this is the key from the author's approach in learning step by step.
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My introduction to this book was initiated as a Information Technology Student at DeVry Institute of Technology in Dallas, Texas. While the book does present a very detailed introduction into the C programming language (including a host of examples and exercises), I feel it lacks clarity as well as structure. There are many examples that are simply "incorrect" in this book. Also, I feel the author could have done a much better job in explaining "the right way to code" instead of focusing so much on debugging techniques. Overall, I think this book is quite exhaustive, yet it does present the novice with a host of examples and exercises in C programming.
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By robert mendez on April 27, 2000
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While I would agree with the previous review on it's various errors in code, I found that correcting these errors were fairly straight foward. The author presented the subject matter in a clear and consise manner and in addition added sections called "Common Errors & Traps", which I found to be be extremely helpful. The author also discusses the importance of presenting a clear and readable code. I would have liked an appendix including containing a sampling of answers to the questions posed in the book. Taken as whole, the author provided the information in an understandable format.
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