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Mark Lassoff’s parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations.
In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives. In addition to traditional classroom training and consulting, Mark releases video tutorial training for aspiring programmers on his website, www.LearnToProgram.tv and Udemy.com.
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If you'd like to learn how to develop applications for iOS (iPhone and iPad) but haven't programmed much, the task may seem daunting. iOS programming is based on the Objective C programming language-- and C programming is a prerequisite. Our C programming course will teach you how to program in C. Programming with C is the perfect place to start if you want to create programs for iPhone, iPad or Mac. Learning C is also great to learn if you have never programmed before and want to understand the basics.
C is the basis of many languages used today. C++, Objective C, PHP, Java and even Microsoft's .net languages have their roots in the C programming language. While C has been around since the 70's it's still used today in applications where speed is critical-- Financial applications, video games and complex engineering simulations are all written in C.
In this course master trainer Mark Lassoff will teach you the important concepts you need to learn how to program in C. After completing this course you will be ready to write and adjust C applications. You will also be fully prepared to tackle Objective-C-- the language of iOS (the iPad and iPhone).
There is no programming experience required for this course. So take a tour around this ultimate C programming tutorial.
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In this video lecture Mark discusses how to obtain the tools you need to begin programming in C on the Mac.
In this video lecture Mark demonstrates how to make your first C application using XCode-- the Hello World program.
This is the XCode Project for the Hello World Program that Mark demonstrated in the video.
In this video lecture, Mark discusses declaring and initializing different variable types in C.
This is the XCode file that Mark made during the Declaration and Initialization of Variables video.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to use simple string commands in C.
This is the XCode project for the String Demonstration Lecture.
In this lecture video Mark shows you how to do Arithmetic Operations in C.
This is the XCode Project for the arithmetic operators lecture.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to use simple if statements in C using comparison operators.
This is the XCode file Mark made in the Simple If statements video.
In this video Mark goes over complex If statements in C.
This is the XCode file Mark created in the Complex If Statement lecture.
In this video Mark goes over how to use switch statements.
This is the XCode file that Mark used in the Switch statement video.
In this video Mark discusses how to use ternary operators as an optional way to use an if/else situation.
This is the XCode file Mark made in the Ternary Operator lecture.
Complete these lab exercises after viewing the Chapter 2 video lectures.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to use While and Do While Loops in C.
This is the XCode file used in the While and Do While Lecture.
In this video Mark shows you how to use For Loops as a shorter way to do while statements.
This is the XCode Mark used in the For Loops video.
In this video lecture Mark demonstrates how to use the break and continue commands within while statements.
This is the XCode file Mark used in the Break and Continue Lecture.
In this lecture Mark goes over how to create arrays.
This is the XCode file that is used in the Creating Arrays video.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to loop through array values.
This is the XCode folder Mark made in the Looping Through Arrays video.
In this video Mark shows you how to use character arrays and how to loop through character arrays.
This is the XCode folder used in the Character Arrays video.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to use keyboard inputs and how to display them.
This is the XCode .zip folder used in the Retrieving Command Line Input video.
In this lecture Mark goes over how to get multiple inputs and how to output them.
This is the XCode file that Mark used in the Working with Multiple Inputs lecture.
In this video Mark goes over how to define your own function in C.
This is the XCode file from the Creating a Basic Function video.
In this video Mark goes over arguments within custom functions.
This is the XCode file used in the Function Arguments video.
In this lecture Mark demonstrates how to return values from user defined functions.
This is the XCode file Mark used inthe Returning Values from Functions video.
In this video Mark goes over the differences between local and global scopes.
This is the XCode .zip folder Mark used in the Function and Variable Scope video.
In this video Mark goes over how to find and store addresses of variables.
This is the XCode folder Mark used in the Finding and Storing Variable Addresses video.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to dereference pointers.
This is the XCode folder Mark made in the Pointer Dereferencing lecture.
In this video Mark goes over how to use pointers within functions.
This is the .zip folder make created in the Pointers with Functions video.
In this video mark demonstrated how to allocate memory.
This is the XCode folder for the Allocating Memory video.
In this lecture Mark demonstrated how to make strings and shows you some limitations.
This is the XCode folder Mark created in the Creating Strings lecture.
In this video Mark discusses different string functions and how to use them.
This is the floder mark made in the String Functions video.
In this video Mark demonstrates how to open and read a file through C.
This is the XCode file for the Opening and Reading Files video.
In this video Mark shows you how to write to a text file in C.
This is the .zip folder for the Writing to Files lecture.
This zip folder contains solutions for the labs in this course. Please keep in mind that it is possible to complete these labs in more than one way, these are just samples of solutions. Your solutions may be different and still correct.
Gives you a good foundation in C programming although there are some things like the default input for the main function that I wish had been explained. Also, there were some things he said were necessary but weren't. Like appending an "f" to the end of a value when setting it to a float variable. The most important thing is a better screen resolution or at least screenshots inserted into the video so you can see clearly what was typed. Otherwise, I have to keep downloading and opening the corresponding code files he provides.
I prefer this style of instruction - conversational style but doesn't talk down to you. While the instructor doesn't go in-depth on some things (like why you need to know each data type's attributes - i.e,, how much memory each data type consumes per unit) -- I see this as a good thing, as it doesn't overwhelm the beginning student. As a beginner course, I give this one excellent marks.
Mark has a great way of teaching. He walks you through everything you need to know and if you have any questions always answers them quickly and thoroughly. I've taken other classes by Mark and they have all been awesome. I really enjoy learning from him and for many things its been a great refresher from items i've learned along time ago. Plus, there is always something you can learn from refreshing the basics because every teacher has a different way of teaching the material. Mark Lassoff, is a very gifted and awesome teacher and i look forward to continuing my learning process with him and his company.
Another great course by Mark, i have taken a couple of online courses here at Udemy, and Mark Lassof, is by far, the best tutor. He makes things pretty simple, and explain everything on a "understandable level". So if you want learn C, a definitely recommend this course.
Covers the basics, but no more. The tendency to ignore compiler warnings about things like implicit cast of longs to ints (in format strings) is a little sloppy.