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Effective C : 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (3rd Edition) (Paperback)

Effective C : 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (3rd Edition) Effective C : 55 Specific Ways To Improve Your Programs And Designs available on April 26 2020 from Indigo for 51.99
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How do you improve a book that has been known as a "bible" in the C community for years? As Scott mentions at the beginning of the text, he almost threw everything out, and started from scratch. When I first say the book, I thought that there are five new items that were added to the book, but I couldn't be more wrong. As you might have guessed, C has gone thru a number of significant changes over the past decade, and the third edition of this book is updated to take advantage of the new editions to the C standard. In reality, almost every item in this book has gone thru a re-write. Many have been consolidated and new chapters, topics and many new items have been added. A few items that did not make sense anymore like items 2, 3 and 4 in the second edition are removed from this third edition.

Scott breaks down the c language into 4 subparts:

* The old C subsystem. Before all these advanced programming languages such as Java and .NET came, C was the...Read more

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I really wanted to purchase this book for my Kindle 2 so I could reference it wherever I go. Unfortunately, the conversion to Kindle format made it much more difficult to read, mostly due to the fact that the code samples do not format correctly on the device. I imagine that the book needs to be re-converted to make use of the fixed-width font capabilities that are present in the newer Kindle software. Until they fix the formatting for Kindle, the print version is the only one I would recommend.
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How do you improve a book that has been known as a "bible" in the C community for years? As Scott mentions at the beginning of the text, he almost threw everything out, and started from scratch. When I first say the book, I thought that there are five new items that were added to the book, but I couldn't be more wrong. As you might have guessed, C has gone thru a number of significant changes over the past decade, and the third edition of this book is updated to take advantage of the new editions to the C standard. In reality, almost every item in this book has gone thru a re-write. Many have been consolidated and new chapters, topics and many new items have been added. A few items that did not make sense anymore like items 2, 3 and 4 in the second edition are removed from this third edition.Scott breaks down the c language into 4 subparts:* The old C subsystem. Before all these advanced programming languages such as Java and .NET came, C was the...Read more
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