Introduction to Basic C Programming

C is a general-purpose, procedural, high-level programming language that can be used to develop various kinds of software, such as operating systems, databases, compilers, games, web applications and more¹²³. C was created in the 1970s by Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs and remains one of the most widely used and influential programming languages today¹.

Some of the features of C are:

  • It is portable, which means you can move C programs from one platform to another with minimal or no changes.
  • It is fast, which means it executes faster than most other programming languages like Java or Python.
  • It is low-level, which means it provides direct access to memory and hardware resources¹.
  • It is structured, which means it supports organizing code into functions, variables, loops, conditionals and other constructs¹².

To learn C programming, you need to understand the basic syntax and concepts of the language, such as data types, operators, input/output, control flow, arrays, pointers, strings, structures, unions, files and more.