This course will teach you in a practical way, with a combination of slides and demo code, the basic aspects of the C programming language and tools, so that you can be productive with the C language, and be able to write beginning applications in C.
In this course, “Getting Started with the C Language,” you’ll learn how to write quality C code and start developing applications using the C language.
First, you’ll explore the basic structure of a C console application, learn the role of the C compiler, and how to build your C code from both the command line and using an IDE (VS Code). Next, you’ll discover how to define variables in C and how to perform basic I/O. Then, you’ll learn the syntax for basic decision making in C, and how to write loops using while, do/while and for statements. Finally, you’ll learn how to write your own functions in C and how to call them, including parameter passing by value vs. by reference (using pointers. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to be productive with the C language and to start developing beginning applications in C, and you’ll be ready to study more advanced aspects of the language with follow-up courses.
Giovanni Dicanio is a computer programmer specialized in both cross-platform C and C++, and Windows operating system development. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C++. He also blogs on msmvps.com/gdicanio.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Giovanni Dicanio, and welcome to my course on Getting Started with the C Language. I'm a programmer specialized in C and C++ and a Pluralsight author. C is a very powerful and widely used programming language successfully applied in fields like operating system kernel development, device drivers, embedded system programming, various tools, and infrastructure code, just to name a few. This course will teach you in a practical way with a combination of slides and demo code the basic aspects of the C programming language and tools so that you can be productive with the C language and be able to write beginning applications in C. Some of the major topics that we will cover include basic features of the C language syntax, compiling your C programs from the command line and building and debugging using an IDE, creating variables of common data types and basic I/O with them, making decisions and iterating in your code, analyzing some subtle beginner's bugs and how to fix them. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of C programming and be ready to develop C applications of your own. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into more advanced C topics with courses available in the Pluralsight C learning path. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn C with the Getting Started with the C Language course, at Pluralsight.