Teach Yourself C in
Peter Aitken and Bradley Jones
Published by Sams, October 1999
878 pages, $29.99
The fifth edition of this best-seller continues the tradition of presenting the C language in an easy to understand way. No previous experience is required. You start out with the basics, then in 21 clear, concise lessons you progress through all aspects of C programming. Questions and exercises at the end of each lesson help you to see your progress and test your knowledge. A bonus week, new to this edition, gives an introduction to object oriented programming with C++ and Java. Here's what readers have said about previous editions:
"An excellent text that explains C quite clearly."
"The authors' concise writing styles make it easy to understand."
"It doesn't matter if you are a programming veteran or know absolutely nothing about programming, if you want to learn C this is the place to start."
The author, Peter G. Aitken, is a widely known writer with over 25 computer-related books to his credit. His titles include Visual Basic 6 Programming Blue Book, The Visual Basic Insider, and Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 Internet Programming in 21 Days. For many years Peter wrote the popular Basically Visual column for Visual Developer Magazine.