So good I bought it twice. I needed to write a C program allowing red hat users to mount windows shared drives without sudo access. But maybe I'm just dumb. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Text is too often unclear and inconsistent. They also make things more fun. Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019. Imagine obtaining the wisdom of the ancient Egyptian philosophers. David Griffiths began programming at age 12, after being inspired by a documentary on the work of Seymour Papert. We make it visual. The Little Book Of C Programming: C Programming For Beginners, C Programming for Beginners: Your Guide to Easily Learn C Programming In 7 Days, C plus plus for Beginners: First steps of C ++ Programming Language, The Tao Te Ching 101: a modern, practical guide, plain and simple (Zennish Series). I must say that the learning style in this book is head and shoulders above the standard language textbooks. At age 15 he wrote an implementation of Papert's computer language LOGO. At first I thought, oh, I'm getting older, I'm a slow learner now.... but nope. There is a discussion of pointers versus array variables but the text is unclear which of the previous 3 code snippets it's referring to (all contain versions of the "card" array and/or pointer page - 75). I just want to throw it out the window. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The bad: Very outdated biases and unfunny jokes. Since working one side of the brain often means giving the other side a chance to rest, you can be more productive at learning for a longer period of time. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Start by marking “Head First C” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I was looking into just c and this fit the plan nicely. Concepts such as strings, automatic garbage collection, even initializing variables are things that other languages take care of without you worrying about it. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer. I'd definitely recommend having learned another language first since C is like any other language, but moreso. Includes a sample database, guided exercises, tutorials and more, A programming approach to learn Data Structures using C. This book was written for those people who are interested in learning C++ and do not have necessarily previous knowledge of programming experience. So I ended up missing a lot of key terminology. We use pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It is actually really hard to put this book down at times, even though the authors suggest that you take the chapters slow, so the information has time to sink in. You can't learn without pumping some neurons. Please try again. To see what your friends thought of this book. Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. There have been too many instances of this so far in just the first 100 pages. I tried to learn c before and gave up. With a unique. Other books get to technical for a begginers and they seem to drag before you get to some sample code. We’d love your help. Which would you pay more attention to: a stimulating dinner party companion, or a lecture? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. After studying Pure Mathematics at University, he began writing code for computers and magazine articles for humans and he is currently an agile coach with Exoftware in the UK, helping people to create simpler, more valuable software. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Get started with writing simple programs in C while learning the skills that will help you work with practically any programming language, The ultimate beginner's guide to managing, analyzing, and manipulating data with SQL. Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2012. We use redundancy, saying the same thing in different ways and with different media types, and multiple senses, to increase the chance that the content gets coded into more than one area of your brain. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. And when text and pictures work together, we embedded the text in the pictures because your brain works more effectively when the text is within the thing the text refers to, as opposed to in a caption or buried in the text somewhere. If you really want to learn, and you want to learn more quickly and more deeply, pay attention to how you pay attention. Finally, we use people in our stories, examples, and pictures, because, well, you're a person. Head First C# is a complete learning experience for learning how to program with C#, XAML, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio. Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019. I like approach better because I learn more from seeing sample code, breaking it down to see how howmit works and build from there. Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2013. The main goal of this book was to present C in a way that's easy to comprehend. Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. The trick is to get your brain to see the new material you're learning as Really Important. Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020, I usually don't write reviews, but I feel compelled to on this order. Unable to add item to List. We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something. We use attention-grabbing tactics. We don't take ourselves too seriously. Please try again. This was a really good C book. There was a problem loading your book clubs. We tell stories using casual language, instead of lecturing.