Core Knowledge of C-Based Languages for Beginners


show more C-based languages are used for a variety of application types and have influenced many other programming languages. The C-Based Languages tutorial, as part of the Foundations of Programming course, provides insight into C, its most-common types of uses, skills needed to effectively use C, and common challenges developers face when using C for certain applications. Learn to recognize C and how to get started using it from this Lynda.com JavaScript online video. show less
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C-based languages

I'd be remiss if I didn't first tip my hat to the most influential language on this list, C. Invented in the early `70s at Bell Labs and still in tremendous use around the world, C has influenced every language on this list. Not just the obvious ones like C++, C# and Objective-C, but also languages like Perl and PHP owe a tremendous amount to C. Now C is a pure structured language, as I mentioned before. It's the only non object oriented language that was on the list.

It's not about classes. It's not about objects. It is a fairly low level language that you do have to work with manual memory management quite a bit. It is typically a compiled language and strongly typed in the sense that you don't just create generic variables; you create variables of type integer or type float or Boolean variables. Well, it's not too hard to get started with C, the typical skill level is intermediate to advanced, to even very advanced if you're getting very detailed with this...

C-based languages
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C-based languages are used for a variety of application types and have influenced many other programming languages. The C-Based Languages tutorial, as part of the Foundations of Programming course, provides insight into C, its most-common types of uses, skills needed to effectively use C, and common challenges developers face when using C for certain applications. Learn to recognize C and how to get started using it from this Lynda.com JavaScript online video.

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