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Practical C Programming

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  171 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
There are lots of introductory C books, but this is the first one that has the no-nonsense, practical approach that has made Nutshell Handbooks(R) famous.

C programming is more than just getting the syntax right. Style and debugging also play a tremendous part in creating programs that run well and are easy to maintain. This book teaches you not only the mechanics of progra
ebook, 456 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by O'Reilly Media (first published 1992)
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Travis Johnson
Sep 10, 2009 Travis Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't quite like this as much as KR's classic, but it's a great book with a good definition of how pointers work and how to use them, along with the pitfalls and problems you should avoid.
Apr 02, 2008 Cyprian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steve Oualline rocks. Perhaps someday I'll learn enough to appreciate all he teaches in this book.
Dean Jones
Jan 12, 2009 Dean Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book before the K&R book on C. This book really taught me C.
Stefan Kanev
This is a beginner C book and unfortunately, not a very good one. It was written in 1997 and it does not age well. I learned C in high school and while I have never used it professionally, I did not learn anything from the book. The style was nice most of the time, but occasionally spoke too much about cursing and killing people, two things strangely associated with C programming. Very early the book reinforces the Waterfall approach to software development, which costs at least one star in my j ...more
Jan 03, 2011 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book (though now old) to be a good introduction to C. However, I still hate pointers, and no book will ever convince me to not hate pointers. I skipped everything after linked lists were covered, toward the end of the book. I'm sticking with Perl and Ruby, thanks.
Oct 24, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good practical reference for a programmer to get up to date in C syntax and structure
Mohamed T.
Jul 31, 2013 Mohamed T. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A decent review of the C language with a good structure and ordering of topics.
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