This C tutorial series will help you getting started with C programming language. After our C tutorial, you can get the basic concepts of c programming.
About c programming
C programming language is one of the most popular and widely used programming language. It is used to build system application software. This C tutorial series has been designed for those who want to learn C programming. Even if you are a beginner or an expert. Tutorials are intended to cover basic concepts straightforwardly and in series.
Requirement for learning C
To learn C Programming language you have not require any previous programming knowledge. But the basic knowledge of any other programming languages will help you to understand C concepts quickly.
C can be defined by the following ways:
C language is considered as the mother language of all the modern programming languages. Because most of the compilers, Kernels, JVMs, etc. are written in C language. Most of the programming languages follow C syntax, for example, C++, C#, Java etc.
It provides the core concepts like the array, functions, strings, file handling, etc. that are being used in many languages like C++, C#, Java etc.
System programming language
A system programming language is used for creating system software. C language is a system programming language. Because it can be used to do low-level programming (for example kernel and driver). It is generally used to create hardware devices, drivers, OS, kernels, etc. For e.g., Linux kernel is written in C.
It can’t be used for internet programming like Java, PHP, .Net, etc.
Procedure-oriented programming language
A procedure is known as a method, routine, function, subroutine, etc. A procedural language defines a series of steps for the program to solve the problem.
A procedural language split the program into functions, data structures, etc.
C is a procedural language. In C language, variables and function prototypes must be declared before being used.
Structured programming language
The structured programming language is a subset of procedural language. Structure means to break a program into small parts or blocks so that it may be easy to understand.
In C, we break the program into parts using functions. It helps the user to understand the pattern of programming easily and modify.
Mid-level programming language
C is considered as a middle-level language. Because it supports the feature of both languages, low-level and high-level languages. C supports pointer arithmetic (low-level), but it is machine independent (a feature of high-level).
A Low-level language is specified to machine, i.e., machine dependent. It is machine dependent, fast to run. But it is hard to understand.
A High-Level language is not specified to machine, i.e., machine independent. It is easy to understand.