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    Hello,
    I'm new in this forum, and this is my first post, but i registered me in this forum, because i want to start in the C development world, i see the beatifull things that this language can do, remembeer that i develop in VB and a litle bit in Java, and i don't want books, i want tutorials and not those tutorials that only explain how to use a development language as a calculator.

    Thanks,
    Nathan Paulino Campos

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    if you don't want books, you will not learn anything
    some programmers here appreciate their C++ book more than their wives and girlfriends
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    Hello Hussain Hani,
    This joke was very good, but please help in this, but remember that i don't want to buy anything, because i'm starting, only when i got more experience in C i will buy some good books, but if you have some online books it's very good, better if i can download this books, because i hate those online books that you can't see all the pages.

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    Nathan Paulino Campos

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    You could try these
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    I'm sorry, but you will not succeed in programming without having a book or 2 in your arsenal. They are the best way to start off!
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    Hello legit,
    But i can read online books to, if you want share some good books, remember that those online books, it's better if i can download then and with all the pages. Remember that i like online books.

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    You don't have a library to borrow books from? Sometimes you can find some good books there.
    And check the books thread for ideas. Perhaps one or two of them might suit you.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    My personal opinion, nothing beats a good book. As Elysia said, look in the books thread for some good titles. If your not willing to sacrifice some money, then you might aswell walk away now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanpc View Post
    Hello,
    I'm new in this forum, and this is my first post, but i registered me in this forum, because i want to start in the C development world, i see the beatifull things that this language can do, remembeer that i develop in VB and a litle bit in Java, and i don't want books, i want tutorials and not those tutorials that only explain how to use a development language as a calculator.

    Thanks,
    Nathan Paulino Campos
    Tutorials are great at teaching you the WRONG way to program. Tutorials are awful. Every little idiot and his dog wants to write a tutorial, and they do. Spend a year reading them, and I guarantee you'll learn all of the absolute worst ways to program.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Amazon.com: c++ programming

    One I do not recommend for beginners is the one by Bjarne. His book is intense. Very, very, very good but not for beginners.

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    Yeah, online tutorials are likely to have 1000x more errata in them as well since there has been zero proofreading done. I've seen some simply atrocious ones. Another problem is that since the authors of online tutorials generally don't get paid for their work, their motivation to continue wanes after the first few installments.

    Download "Thinking in C++." Best online C++ book by far.

    Isn't "The C Programming Language" by K&R available for download as pdf too?
    I've seen it in a few places although I was never sure if it was a legal download or not. One location was a college website if I recall.

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    Hello,
    Thanks, for all, i'm going to buy a good book, but someone knows a good book of C programming that i can found here in Brazil, because i can't buy from Amazon, because i live in Brazil, and a book in portuguese is better to start.

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    Nathan Paulino Campos

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    Wait, isn't this about C and not C++?
    That is what the OP stated - wanting to learn C, and it's also what the original links were pointing to - C Resources.
    Yet this is in the C++ programming section?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Hmm. Good catch. I guess this is time to ask the OP the intent of the thread. Is this to just learn C or is it to learn both C and C++?

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    Hello Bubba,
    I want to learn the best!

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