Effective C: An Introduction to Professional C Programming

Seacord, Robert C.

  • 出版商: No Starch Press
  • 出版日期: 2020-08-04
  • 售價: $1,720
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,634
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 272
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1718501048
  • ISBN-13: 9781718501041
  • 相關分類: C 程式語言
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A detailed introduction to the C programming language for experienced programmers.

The world runs on code written in the C programming language, but most computer science programs only teach Java or Python as an introductory language. This book is for developers who already know how to program and want to quickly come up to speed on professional programming in C. They'll learn how to develop correct, portable, professional-quality code and build a foundation for developing security-critical and safety-critical systems. Written by renowned author Robert Seacord, Effective C is an in-depth look at the C programming language. Seacord introduces the language's basic data types and code structures while simultaneously addressing best practices, common errors, and open debates in the C community. Readers will also learn how to debug, test, and analyze C programs and benefit from detailed yet concise explanations of C language constructs and behaviors Readers will learn:
- How to identify and handle undefined behavior in a C program
- The range and representations of integers and floating-point values
- How integer promotions are performed and how they may affect portability
- The order of evaluation of expressions
- Dynamic memory allocation including the use of non-standard functions
- The philosophy underlying the use of character types in C
- Character encodings and types
- How to perform input/output (I/O) with terminals and file systems using C Standard Streams and POSIX file descriptors
- The translation phases implemented by the C compiler and the role of the preprocessor
- Testing, debugging, and analyzing C programs Developed in collaboration with C Standard Committee experts, Effective C will teach developers how to write correct, portable, professional-quality C code.


Robert Seacord is a Technical Director at NCC Group where he researches and teaches secure coding in C, C++, Java, and other languages. Previously, Robert founded the secure coding initiative in the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and was an adjunct professor in the School of Computer Science and the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and at the University of Pittsburgh. Robert is an expert on ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG14, the international standardization working group for the programming language C. He is the author of six previous books, including The CERT C Coding Standard, Second Edition (2014), Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition (2013), The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java (2011), and Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs (2014). Robert is on the Advisory Board for the Linux Foundation.