Effective C: An Introduction to Professional C Programming
A detailed introduction to the C programming language for experienced programmers.
The world runs on code written in the C programming language, yet most schools begin the curriculum with Python or Java. Effective C bridges this gap and brings C into the modern era--covering the modern C17 Standard as well as potential C2x features. With the aid of this instant classic, you'll soon be writing professional, portable, and secure C programs to power robust systems and solve real-world problems.
Robert C. Seacord introduces C and the C Standard Library while addressing best practices, common errors, and open debates in the C community. Developed together with other C Standards committee experts, Effective C will teach you how to debug, test, and analyze C programs. You'll benefit from Seacord's concise explanations of C language constructs and behaviors, and from his 40 years of coding experience.
Effective C will teach you how to write professional, secure, and portable C code that will stand the test of time and help strengthen the foundation of the computing world.
Praise for Effective C: An Introduction to Professional C Programming
"A worthwhile addition to a C programmer’s bookshelf."
—Ian Bruntlett, ACCU
"Effective C will teach you C programming for the modern era...This book's emphasis on the security aspects of C programming is unmatched. My personal recommendation is that, after reading it, you use all of the available tools it presents to avoid undefined behavior in the C programs you write.
—Pascal Cuoq, Chief Scientist, TrustInSoft
"An excellent introduction to Modern C."
—Francis Glassborow, ACCU
"A really, really good C book that does not talk down to you."
—Stephan Neuhaus, @stephanneuhaus1
"An updated and relevant version of what you may be coding. I'm a fan."
—Christoff Sogon, @sogonsec