Pro-programming is increasingly mentioned as basic skills. Pupils therefore come into contact with it earlier and earlier, because you will find a job sooner. From your smartphone, games, to television (Netflix), music (Spotify) and your car. Programming language is behind everything. The most important programming language is C, of which all modern programming languages have taken over parts of. Reason for the series for dummies to release a new book: Programming with C for dummies.
C as a programming language
C is a programming language that fits well with the hardware. That gives advantages and disadvantages.
- C can be used for anything
- C is relatively fast
- An error large or small causes problems
- The C compiler performs few checks (for that you need other tools)
- The use of pointers which can cause problems (and therefore have been extracted from Java and C#)
"C provides all the rope you need to hang yourself"
A lot can be done with C. You must apply it correctly. C is widely used in the technical world and operating systems such as Unix and Windows. Often a combination of C and C ++ is used, as with Windows, where C is used for the kernel and C ++ for the other components. Another common application is a combination of C and (embedded) assembler, such as with the Linux kernel. Every every processor and microcontroller has a C-compiler available. As a result, the C language has a high percentage of professional programmers.
In addition to the basics, advanced aspects of C, such as pointers and linked lists, are also covered. This book provides an excellent springboard for other programming languages. Writer Dan Gookin is the author of DOS voor Dummies, the very first Voor Dummies book. He is praised worldwide for his many computing bestsellers. The book came out in the Netherlands through publishing house BBNC.