C Programming is the must learn computer language for each and every developer. Well, many consider it to be very old and outdated, but it’s not the case. Even 99% of microcontroller programming, device programming, hardware driver development is still developed in C Language.
Even today’s sensation bitcoin is developed on the basic principles of C and C++
Before understanding how to learn C Language, let’s try to understand why it’s important to learn C Language.
Importance of C Programming Language
C Programming is the best language to understand basic concepts of programming like Constants, Variables, If and Else, Loops, Pointers, Array, Structure and many more.
No operating system, cryptocurrency, audio, and video drivers can be a developer without using C Programming language concepts.
The third and most important reason if you go to any institute to learn Java, Python or maybe Mobile and Web Development, they will ask you do you know C Programming. If your answer is no, they will ask you to take a crash course on the same, it may be free or paid. But C Programming cannot be learned in a quick course beleive me.
Learning C Programming in 2019 is different from previous Years
You may call it crazy or you may challenge us, but it’s very true. 2019 is very different when it comes to learning c programming in 2019. In almost 90% of the computer institute and colleges, C Programming is taught in the very old and famous turbo C. But turbo C is very outdated and even it’s not supported in
You need to choose a computer institute or online courses which are supporting the latest editors like Code Blocks, Netbeans, etc. So that you can actually use your learning.
If you still want to go and join the computer institute near you, please tell them upfront about your requirements. You need the latest editors and compilers to learn C Programming.
Important things to learn
The c programming language has many topics. Key important topics of C Programming language are
- Variables and Constants
- If and else statements
- Array and Structure
- File Handling and many more…
This is how you can learn Programming Language
It depends a lot on your skillset and previous knowledge.
- You can refer books
ReferYouTube(Not advisable). Will explain in some other blog
- Wait for college syllabus to take off
- Join nearby Computer institute
- Watch Amazon Prime, yes it’s true but only in the UK and US. For details refer to this URL.
Below is the exact answer to what you are looking for.
Time needed: 30 days.
How to learn C Programming?
- Join a Course
Don’t try to learn every by yourself. If you are trying to learn C, it means are very new to Computer World. Learning C from your own is like learning ABC from your own. That’s difficult. The best choice will be to go on a course.
Online or Offline Course
The course means you can go for a C Programming online course or offline course(Computer Institute) or a mix of the same.
For starters, the best option will be to go for an online course that uses the latest tools like the “code block”, because this is very very important.
- Finalize your editor to Start Practicing
Many computer institutes still use that Turbo C and C ++ which is too old. And that even doesn’t run on Windows 8 and 10 Properly.
For Windows users, it’s a must, please don’t subscribe to any course that users Turbo C and C++.
Even if they are offering your old tool and you don’t have any other options. Then choose your own tool.
The best option will be Code Blocks, it’s a free, open-source and best part it’s run on all operating systems. Yes, it runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Practice Well – 5 examples for each concept
For each concept, you learn on your online course or offline course, you need to execute 5 examples. Yes, this is very very important.
In C programming language as you progress you will realize that, in C you have 5 ways for accomplishing the same task. And you should know all the ways.
- Study and Solve real-life problems
Well, it’s true C Programming is used to teach the basic concepts like Variables and Constants. But still, you can use this very simple technique to solve a problem like
1. Calculating the discount based on bill amounts
2. Printing Multiplication table as pre user requirement etc.
What we mean to say is learning C Programming with real you to understand the basic thing in Software Industry. That is how to take the requirement of the client and how to solve his problem.
- Execute at least one Project
The most important part, ask your guide to give an at-least one real-life project so that you can dive into the C Programming language deeper.
The project could be anything like Calculator, Simple Billing System with Printer integration or anything like that.
Well that’s all from us
I hope you have understood and you will take your first step to start learning C Programming language.
I have taught, mentoring and running a business from the last 10 Years. But C Language has always been my favorite. Believe me, who is not well versed with C Programming can never ever become a good developer. The only exception would be you have learned python or something like that from scratch. But learning python or any other language without learning C Programming is very very difficult.