CODE CREW SUGGESTED READING #6: ESSENTIAL C
The Code Crew Meetup group is currently taking the CS50x challenge and are working through the first few problem sets, which focus on the C programming language.
C is a low-level language that gets a bad rap for being hard to learn when compared to other programming languages. Coming from Ruby, I would have to say that it is slightly more difficult to pick up but really isn’t that bad when you wrap your head around the syntax. For anyone that is interested in learning C or wants a good intro to the language then “Essential C” by Nick Parlante, a lecturer at Stanford University and Google employee, is a good read.
The document is a quick 45 page PDF that provides a high level overview of the important parts of the language. So, check it out and ride the C train with us!
URL: Essential C by Nick Parlante