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April 12, 2012

Head First C--New from O'Reilly Media: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First C

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Sebastopol, CA—Ever wished you could learn C from a book? Head First C (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. 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.

"C is important because it gives you a much more fundamental understanding of how the computer works," explains coauthor David Griffiths (@dogriffiths). "If you really understand C, you will be more equipped to learn other languages. If you know C, you can become a better Java programmer; you will have a better understanding of how Python works; you'll have the foundations in place to program games in C++, or write code in Objective C, or enter the world of open source development on Linux.

"C is an entry point to a whole other level of development."

With Head First C, you'll learn key areas such as language basics, pointers and pointer arithmetic, and dynamic memory management. Advanced topics include multi-threading and network programming—topics typically covered on a college-level course. This book also features labs: in-depth projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. Head First C mimics the style of college-level C courses, making it ideal as an accessible textbook for students.

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920015482.do

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