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C and C based languages module C101
Introduction to C
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module C101. This topic is presented on public courses Learning to Program in C, Learning to program in C and C++, Programming in C, C and C++ Programming, Learning to program in C and C++, C and C++ Programming

The C programming language is the bedrock on which most modern computing is built - it's used for much of the operating system and language programming, for example. C++ adds "Object Oreintation" onto C - if you don't know what "OO" is, that will be explained during your course. C++ is heavily used in large applications - for example, many large city institutions write their main systems in C++, and it's also the language in which many commercial applications are coded.
Related technical and longer articles
Introduction to the C Programming Language

Articles and tips on this subjectupdated
2842Staring a C course with Hello World - why?
Every programming course starts with a "Hello World" program - that's a program which does no more than print out the words "Hello World" when you run it - truely minimalist. It's not just convention that courses start that way - it's also very sensible as it allows he tutor to teach the delagates ...
317Programming languages - a comparison
"It would take me a week to develop application XXX in C, 2 or 3 days in Java, and a day in Perl, PHP, or Python." So I say when I'm teaching Perl, PHP or Python. What do I say when I'm teaching C, C++ or Java? The same thing! But there are qualifications / differences / reasons and just because it ...
1933Learning to Program in C
From my inbox Q: I need to learn to program in the C language, but have never programmed before. Can you help me? And my outbox (modified to make the answer generally applicable) A: Yes - but my answer will be a long one ... Looking back a number of years, C was very much a mainstream language ...
885Why do we still need C?
The C language is the bedrock of modern computing. So why is it that a company like Well House Consultants, who specialise in niche training, are running a C course? It's because the bedrock is something that, whilst it's there and vital, most people don't need to understand. I expect that most of ...
304Training courses in the C language
We're niche training providers - we choose to teach subjects that others don't feel that there's enough volume in but which, never the less are excellent technologies. And we're always listening for new trends. The first Well House Consultants course - 2 days on Perl that was the the predecessor of ...
Examples from our training material
fourth.h   Separate function file and include file [header part]
fourthfuncs.c   Separate function file and include file [functions part]
fourthmain.c   Separate function file and include file [main part]
friend.h   Snippet of code to #include
g3.c   Hello World with extra function call
g4.c   Loading code from another file
greeting.c   Hello World in C
ltab.c   Comparing while and do loops
second.c   Loops and functions
starter.c   Read from user - calculate - provide answer
Background information
Some modules are available for download as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License for free download from [here].
Topics covered in this module
What is C?
What are C++ and Java?
When should I use C?
Flavours of C.
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