O’Reilly Head First C By Dawn Griffiths, David Griffiths
This might be one book which I find the most easiest to write a review. A tweet could tell more than enought about this book. A comprehensive book on C which simply draws you the big picture about C. Head First C Indeed is a good read, but not the kind you would read for your exams or you keep on reference kit. This book brings you literally everything about what people around the globe do with C. I would say it lets you see what C can do.
Whether you are a beginner more sweetly called as noob trying to figure out what this odd language does or a seasoned programmer drowned in day to day enterprise chores, this is indeed a rejuvenating experience as it shows you the real power of C.For the cynics here’s the list of what it covers.
Starting off with pointers(Yes! they started with pointers), moving to troublesome strings, they introduce to ‘make’ and other tools and then starts the ride: Arduino, OpenCV, network programming, Threads, IPC and a whole lot. What is more interesting is they have not left out data structures, functions, dynamic binding, UI or libraries. As Steve Jobs would state with all his iProducts this could easily cost about 1000 pages but we are giving this to you in 600 pages (of course he will talk in dollars).
High point: Its Head First!! It keeps its legacy…… most comprehensive book on c written in recent past
Low Point: Jack of all trades…. Hope you figure out the rest
Verdict: Grab it, but not the eve of your deadline :)