C How to Program (3rd Edition)

C How to Program (3rd Edition)

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  • Release Date: 16 August, 2000
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Authors: Harvey M. Deitel, Paul J. Deitel

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Customer Rating: 4.05 of 5 (21 total reviews)

  • 5 starsAgreed...Ed Malloy IS a joke

    I sincerely hope that Ed Malloy does not teach at an accredited institution because not only is his opinion on Deitel and Deitel's programming texts flawed, he is also apparently incapable of constructing valid English sentences. I always considered myself a "full-time" student, not a "full/time" one, and usually questions, even rhetorical ones, are ended with a question mark. But I digress...I just hope the serious reader discounts his nitpicking review as an example of sheer hyperbole.

    As a programmer with experience in Ada I found Deitel's book very engaging and easy to learn from. The treatment of the more complex topics is handled delicately while covering all the basics and when you've completed it you feel like a much more educated programmer. As someone who knows the "right way" to program as learned from a quality university computer science program, I can assure you that Deitel and Deitel will teach you the "right way."

  • 5 starsThe Mother of ALL programming books!

    This book is the best book on programming I have ever seen. If you want to learn how to program, and I mean REALLY program, not just fooling around with little useless "hello world" type programs, then do yourself a favor, buy this book! This is the most complete treatment of programming that I have ever seen. It goes from the beginning, assuming no prior knowledge of programming, and by the middle of the book, you will be writting your own virtual computer, as well as a computer language and a compiler for it! The first 14 chapters are on C and focuses on structured programming. This is the most comprehensive treatment I have ever seen on the subject. It shows you how to 'design' software, and how to emplement and design useful algorithms to solve programming problems. Also the book is filled with highlighted tips on how to increase the performance of your programs, how to avoid common errors, software engineering tips, and how to write pretty looking code. Most books never even mention any of these things, and only contain useless snippits of code to show you the syntax. Unfortunatly, knowing the syntax of a language does not make you a programmer. The next ten or so chapters of the book introduce object oriented programming with C++. An intense treatment of the subject, while staying easy to comprehend and follow. And the last ten to 15 chapter cover gui programming with Java. You will learn how to write real multimedia applications! To make a long story short, this book is great in every way. All of its sections tie in nicely with each other and it flows well and easily. Also, the numerous examples tips, and excersises are great. Where most books make you do silly and useless excercises, here is one of the excersises from this book for example, in chapter 30 excercise 20 you have to write a complete gui drawing application. This just shows you how indepth this book goes. This book will teach you how to program. And the stuff you learn in this book can be applied to any other programming language. This book doesnt aim at just teaching you C, it aims at teaching you how to program, using C, c++ and Java as a tool. There is a big difference. Thanks Deitle & Deitle!

  • 5 starsExcellent ! Par none, the best C book!

    There is a reason why Deitel books are used at so many colleges. I've used and reviewed enough Deitel books, including teaching myself, to know that the Deitels know their strengths. Based on the poor reviews I've read, It's clear that people, not surprisingly, are flat out jealous of their success. That's just human nature. There are many programming books I wouldn't recommend at any price! As with my review of the Deitel C++: How To Program, third edition, even more so if you're just learning C, I strongly recommend getting "The C Programming Language, 2nd edition," by Kernighan/Ritchie. I had programmed extensively with Pascal in the "real world" (It's come a long, long way), and that both made learning C, as well as differences and similarities, vastly much more simple. If you're taking a C course, this book is an excellent reference. If this is the text used, there is no better text book for C. If you're teaching yourself, This should be your primary C programming book with at least the aforementioned Kernighan/Richie book. REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU'RE LEARNING THE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, THE DEITELS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE OF US WHO USE THEIR BOOKS, ARE VERY RESPONSIVE AND QUICK TO REPLY TO QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, ETC. WHO CARES IF THEY'RE SUCCESSFUL? THIS AND OTHER OF THEIR MATERIALS ARE FANTASTIC, AND THEY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE--STUDENTS, PHDs, INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. I can recommend trash C and other books, but I'll pan them where they're listed. This book also contains a couple of brief chapters that provide C++ and Java concepts. That doesn't help you learn C, but it's a nice addition, especially if you plan to learn and use more than just C.