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&gt; Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:20:14 -0700<br>&gt; From: adi@hexapodia.org<br>&gt; To: eriktrips@gmail.com<br>&gt; CC: noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Seeking info about Intro to C        Programming        class<br>&gt; <br>&gt; On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:12:54PM -0700, Erik Schneider wrote:<br>&gt; &gt; Is the class using a text or texts, and if so what is/are the text(s)?<br>&gt; <br>&gt; I don't know what text they're using, but I'd recommend Kernighan and<br>&gt; Ritchie "The C Programming Language", Second Edition, as a good way to<br>&gt; learn the basics of the language.  It doesn't cover any libraries<br>&gt; developed in the last 15 years, and it doesn't cover integrating with<br>&gt; modern systems, but that's OK for purposes of just learning the language<br>&gt; itself.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628">http://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628</a><br><BR>I'll concur that this is a very good book for learning to program in C.&nbsp; It was written by the people who wrote the language.&nbsp; They're not only really good programmers, but they are also really&nbsp;good teachers and really&nbsp;good writers.<BR>&nbsp;<BR>And, if you ever want to learn C++, I really like the book that I learned from:<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"On to C++" by Patrick Winston<BR>You can get it online for free:<BR><a href="http://people.csail.mit.edu/phw/OnToCPP/">http://people.csail.mit.edu/phw/OnToCPP/</a><BR>&nbsp;<BR>Mitch.<BR>&nbsp;<BR>                                               </div></body>
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