Working with Functions in C

Functions are a core component of the C programming language . This course will teach you everything you need to know about functions in C including user-defined functions and functions that are available within the C standard library.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 9, 2021
Duration
2h 41m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 9, 2021
Duration
2h 41m
Description

Without a proper understanding of functions, a software developer is limited in terms of their ability to create modular systems that are easy to reason about and maintain. In this course, Working with Functions in C, you will learn how to use functions in order to create programs and applications in C that are easy to test and easy to maintain. First, you’ll learn what functions are in C and why they are so important. Next, you’ll explore how to create your own user-defined functions in order to create modular, reusable code that is easy to maintain and test. Finally, you’ll take a deep-dive into the C standard library functions that are available. By the end of this course, you will have a deep understanding of both user-defined and standard library functions in C.

About the author
About the author

Zach is currently a Senior Software Engineer at VMware where he uses tools such as Python, Docker, Node, and Angular along with various Machine Learning and Data Science techniques/principles. Prior to his current role, Zach worked on submarine software and has a passion for GIS programming along with open-source software.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Zachary Bennett, and welcome to my course, Working with Functions in C. I'm a professional software engineer, mentor, and technical author. Functions are at the core of any programming language today. When it comes to C, you have an awesome array of functions available to use within the C standard library. You also have heaps of low‑level programming power when it comes to creating your own user‑defined functions. In this course, I'm going to show you how to take full advantage of the power of both user‑defined and standard library functions in C. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include function anatomy, function declarations and prototypes, value and reference passing, and C standard library functions and macros. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create your own user‑defined functions and C APIs. You will also have an in‑depth knowledge of the C standard library that will empower you to take full advantage of the power of low‑level programming in C. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with basic C syntax and programming fundamentals. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to work with functions in C with the Working with Functions in C course, here at Pluralsight.