10 Must read books for C Programmers!

October 31, 2017views: 90

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C is a general purpose computer programming language designed by Dennis Ritchie between 1969 and 1973 at Bell Labs. It is a low level programming language as it allows us to manage memory allocations more precisely. C program can be compiled for a very wide variety of computer platforms and operating systems with few changes to its source code. The language has become available on a very wide range of platforms, from embedded microcontrollers to supercomputers.

C is widely used for system programming in implementing operating system and embedded system applications. Also compilers, libraries and interpreters of other programming languages are often implemented in C. The reference implementation of Python, PHP and Perl are all written in C.

C enables programmers to create efficient implementations of algorithms and data structures, useful for computationally intense programs. For example, the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library, the GNU Scientific Library, Mathematica, and MATLAB are completely or partially written in C.

Here are the 10 books you must read if you want to become a C programmer from a beginner to professional. Or you want to enhance your coding skills. These are the books you should follow to get all the knowledge of C.

1: Let Us C!

It's a greate book to start with as it covers most of the basic stuffs you want to clear before moving to the advance stuffs. The author Yashavant P. Kanetkar had really done a greate work and explaned all the topic with greate examples throughout the book. I really suggest you to go through all the exercises and solve them. Because only by solving problems you will gain real world experience. View Details. Download

2: C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide!

The author Greg Perry and Dean Miller organised the book in five parts and with really awesome examples in each chapter. I suggest you to go through each chapter one by one and not jumping only over the codes because the theory is really important to grasp for the beginners. View Details. Download

3: C in a Nutshell!

This is one of my favourite books as it covers all the parameters of programming with greate details like Expressions, Operators, Statements, Array, Pointers etc. The author of the book is Peter Prinz and Tony Crawford. Reading this book is really fun and you will gain some advance stuffs here as its 1083 pages long. View Details. Download

4: C Programming Foundation Level!

This book will provide you with moderate or intermidte stuff and will built your foundation of C programming. The book provides really awesome examples and diagrams to understand the underling progess. Download

5: A to Z of C!

When I encountered this book I was shocked as how much content it has as the name suggests it really covers the A-to-Z of C programming. This is a book with combined effort of many authors. This is a book I suggest you to read after you read any of the previous top books and cleared your basic. Download

6: Learn C the Hard Way!

By Zed A. Shaw this is a great book if you want to begin C Programming from moderate codes not reading basic theory though the author have provided all the necessary details. View Details. Download

7: Functional C!

This is the must read book and one of my favourite as it covers many algorithms and data structures in depth with really awesome examples. The author is Pieter Hartel and Henk Muller. You have to invest a lot of your time on this book and go through the book line by line, which in the end comes out to be a really good investment. View Details. Download

8: The C Book!

Here you will find some really good examples of algorithms and arithmetics with C. The author Mike Banahan, Declan Brady and Mark Doran put a great effort in this book. I suggest you to go through the book and make quick notes as they will really help you in future. View Details. Download

9: C Programming in Linux!

This is a short book to quickly introduce you to the C programming environment in the Linux system. This book realy helps to understand some basic of C programming in Linux architecture and using the gcc compiler. The author of this book is DAvid Haskins. Download

10: Writing a Simple OS from Scratch!

This book is not completly related to C Programming but I really wanted to share this awesome book as the content is really awesome. Making an OS is really dream of many of us! so here it is how every thing works in the deep level of a computer reading this will require a greate amount of your time and concentration. I suggest you to leave it until you are brave enough to face this book. Download

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Om Prakash Mahato

Full stack developer, author, founder of TechConductor.


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