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    C Programming Book

    Can any recomend a better book for programming in C other than The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition (K&R) 1998.

    Ive studied Java before and now moving into C and C++ after that hopefully.

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    What sort of book?
    - Beginner learning the language level book
    - Doing OK, but need a push to the next level book
    - Experienced programmer in another language, but need a conversion to C book?
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    Considering your main goal is to get into C++ and considering that you're coming from Java, you might have an easier time going directly from Java to C++. C++'s concepts are more similar to Java's concepts than C's are.
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    well ive done java for 2 years at uni now, and we have to do C programming as were doing sockets and stuff. The stuff we do is all done on the command line in unix, no proper gui's or anything.

    I understand all the basics as there mostly the same in java, would like to write a few apps in C then move on to C++ to do some object oriented stuff.
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    I'm in the same situation as you are. And what has helped me tremendously is steve summit's site on C, which is a supplement to K&R.

    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/cclass/cclass.html

    go to introductory or intermediate class notes, there are also excercises to help

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    cheers for that, theres summit about books though that are way better than online guides. you can leave it on your desk and flick through the pages when u need to and not have to go trawling through the net. Plus i get to keep it on my desk with the rest of my book, im getting quite a collection.

    by the way u at uni? where u at?

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