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    Hello guys,
    In my road to learn to programming I ran into a problem..
    I learn c from bucky's videos on youtube and I realy dont understand his 8,9 videos about arrays and string terminator...
    This thing make me realy confused and I stop to study for a while until someone from u guys help me with my little problem.
    Thanks you.
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    P.S- I realy want someone who understand and know programming
    to help me with another problems...so please let me know about you if u want to help big time.

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    I realy want someone who understand and know programming
    O_o

    I'd recommend then that you stop watching movies made by someone who uses the "conio.h" header, omits enough information as to simply be wrong, and encourages "copypasta" coding.

    I haven't checked into C books in a few years, but I imagine that "The C Programming Language" is still better material than a lot of what is currently published.

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    I hate to be that guy, but videos aren't the best medium to learn programming from. On that note, I haven't checked this person's videos, so I can't know if there are errors and what-not, but you could post a link or two on the particular videos you don't understand and explain what you're having problems with, and we will try to provide the answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GReaper View Post
    I hate to be that guy, but videos aren't the best medium to learn programming from. On that note, I haven't checked this person's videos, so I can't know if there are errors and what-not, but you could post a link or two on the particular videos you don't understand and explain what you're having problems with, and we will try to provide the answers.
    so how do u recommend to learn c?(Please send links and direct files)

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    By books, and even better "peer-reviewed" online tutorials. There are many sites that provide them, why don't you look around a bit?
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    The best way to learn is in the classroom with a qualified instructor. I used to teach C & C++ at NYU, but am no longer there.

    There are two books that I recommend:

    C Primer Plus (6th Edition)

    C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

    Study the book, cover to cover, try to answer all the questions, and do the examples. After that, contributing to Open Source projects that need help, is a good way to gain experience.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idokenan2000 View Post
    Hello guys,
    I learn c from bucky's videos on youtube and I realy dont understand his 8,9 videos about arrays and string terminator...
    I watched a couple of "Bucky's" so-called "Tutorials" on Youtube today. He is definitely NOT qualified to teach C. Best to avoid all C tutorials on Youtube. I have yet to see one that is worth watching.

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    I watched a couple of "Bucky's" so-called "Tutorials" on Youtube today. He is definitely NOT qualified to teach C. Best to avoid all C tutorials on Youtube. I have yet to see one that is worth watching.
    O_o

    I'd extend the avoidance to all programming languages.

    *shrug*

    Seriously, why does seemingly everyone who makes it through "Hello, World!" think they are qualified to teach!?

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    I second rstanley's recommendation for those 2 books. However, I'd suggest to study either one of them, not both (I'm quite familiar with King's book) and then for more advanced topics you may want to get a copy of David Hanson's C Interfaces & Implementations.
    Last edited by migf1; 08-10-2015 at 12:30 AM. Reason: typos
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    Well, from my personal experience, when I decided to learn C++, I bought 2 popular(and bit expensive) books to learn how to program in C++. But I soon realized that it was very hard and non-newbie friendly...

    So I decided to watch Bucky's video tutorials instead and I was able to achieve my purpose.


    Seriously, why does seemingly everyone who makes it through "Hello, World!" think they are qualified to teach!?
    I think "Hello World!" program is very good program to start with due to its simplicity and beginner-friendly.


    If Bucky's video tutorials aren't good, why would there be so many likes and subscribers? It's because he explains really easily so that even 'I' who is bad at understanding can understand C++.
    Last edited by yj1214; 08-10-2015 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yj1214 View Post
    I think "Hello World!" program is very good program to start with due to its simplicity and beginner-friendly.
    That wasn't the argument. phantomotap was asking why unqualified beginners feel the need to try teaching, when they do not have the knowledge and experience to do so. And yes, this seems to be a very common occurrence.

    Quote Originally Posted by yj1214 View Post
    If Bucky's video tutorials aren't good, why would there be so many likes and subscribers?
    It seems unlikely that anyone knowledgeable in C will seek out beginner tutorials, much less beginner tutorial "videos" on youtube.

    Thus, it stands to reason that most of the people who "like" and/or "subscribe" to this person are themselves beginners.

    And if they are beginners, they do not have the experience to judge the quality of instruction.

    Therefore, the number of "likes" or "subscriptions" is no indication of the quality of those tutorials.

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