Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language. He also co-authored the authoritative reference book on C programming with Brian Kernighan. If you want to truly understand C programming, it is a good idea to go straight to the source.
We just published a C programming course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel. In the course, Dr. Charles Severance will help you learn C programming by taking you through the classic 1978 C programming book written by Ritchie and Kernighan. Dr. Charles Severance (aka Dr. Chuck) is a professor at the University of Michigan and a very popular software instructor.
The course will help you understanding computer architecture and low-level programming.
In this course we will be reflecting on how C provided an important foundation for the creation of modern programming languages. This is not a good place to start if you do not already have some programming experience. A suggested pre-requisite is Dr. Chuck's Python for Everybody course.
Dr. Chuck also created a website to go along with this course that has many supplementary resources. You can access the site here.
Here are the chapters in the book which this course follows:
- Chapter 0: Introduction
- Chapter 1: A Tutorial Introduction
- Chapter 2: Types, Operators, and Expressions
- Chapter 3: Control Flow
- Chapter 4: Functions and Program Structure
- Chapter 5: Pointers and Arrays
- Chapter 6: Structures
- Chapter 7: Input and Output
- Chapter 8: The UNIX System Interface
Watch the full course below or on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel (10-hour watch).