The C programming language can be used to develop both system and application software on any platform (Linux/Unix, Windows, Mac, embedded systems and mainframe). The popularity of C is explained by its flexibility and efficiency, its simple way to address low-level functions, and the fact that programs can easily be transferred between platforms. Also, lots of highly efficient and often even open-source software libraries have been written in C and can thus be easily called from other C programs.
This course will cover the syntax and structure of the ISO/ANSI definition of the C language (more specifically C99 and C11). The course also covers the C preprocessor, debugging tools, and build tools like configure and make.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- understand and use the standard C libraries for input/output, string manipulation and memory management.
- describe the basics of ANSI C, its data types and pointers
- write C applications
Application programmers wanting to write or maintain C programs.
Knowledge of programming structures and algorithmic concepts is required. Knowledge of another programming language would also be an advantage