Using Structures in C

by Agaba Philip

C is the foundation of many of the languages and operating systems in use today, and it isn’t going away any time soon. This course teaches you how to use C Structures the right way.

What you'll learn

If you want to learn how to program networks, operating systems, or even embedded systems, you can do a great deal worse than C. In this course, Using Structures in C, you’ll learn to work with user-defined data types and structures. First, you’ll explore how to build structures. Next, you’ll discover how to nest Structures, use Structures in functions, as well as use Structures with Pointers. Finally, you’ll learn how to use Bit Fields to manage the use of memory within Structures. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge on how to put Structures in C to good (and proper) use.

Course FAQ

What is C language?

The C language is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language that supports structured programming, lexical variable scope, and recursion.

What will I learn in this structures in C course?

In this course, you will learn how to: nest structures, optimize memory with bit fields, use pointers, and write and read raw data. By the end of this course you will be able to exploit data structures in C.

What is C language used for?

C language is commonly used within embedded systems, to develop system applications, and develop desktop applications.

What other computer programming languages are there?

Some of the most popular programming languages are: Python, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, PHP, Swift

What are the benefits of data structures in C?

Some of the benefits to using data structures with the C language are that they allow for information to be stored on hard disks, they provide means for management of large datasets, they are necessary for designing efficient algorithms, and they provide safe storage of information on a computer.

About the author

I got my start in IT administrating an Oracle 10g database on Red Hat Linux. I've come a long way since and have used Linux everyday since 2012 both personally and professionally. As an independent consultant, I'm currently responsible for no less than forty Oracle databases running on Windows and Red Hat Servers. Perhaps the only thing I love almost as much as Linux is the Cloud and the many opportunities it provides. Linux has opened a lot of doors for me, and teaching it is my favorite pas... more

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