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The 8 Best C Programming Books of 2014 (Beginners to Advanced)

Looking for the best C programming books to get you up to speed or hone your skills?

C is a general-purpose, powerful system programming language and is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. C has proven to be a powerful and flexible language that can be used for a variety of applications, from business programs to engineering. It is for this reason C remains a popular language even with the rise of C++ (see The 9 Best C++ Books of 2013 (Beginners to Advanced) list here). The C books listed below are all extremely popular around the web, well-written, well-received and easy to follow for their relevant skill bracket. Whether you are new to C and programming in general or need to master intricacies of the language to score that high-paying role, one of the best C programming books listed below will be perfect for you.

Best Beginner C Programming Books:

Best C Books: C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

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C Programming: A Modern Approach is a very highly rated beginners C book and is popular with both students and faculty alike because of its comprehensive and well-written introduction to the language. It’s got great Q&A sections that challenge encourage you hone your C skills, making you ‘think’ like a programmer. It’s full of clear reasoning behind the code and the examples are concise. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to jump in and learn the C language, even if you are new to programming in general. Read more..

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The 9 Best C++ Books of 2014 (Beginners to Advanced)

Looking for the best C++ books to get you up to speed or hone your skills?

C++ is a powerful general purpose programming language that is statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm and compiled. It is one of the most popular programming languages in the world and is implemented across a wide variety of hardware and operating system platforms. As an efficient compiler to native code, its application domains include systems software, application software, device drivers, embedded software, high-performance server and client applications, and entertainment software such as video games.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner new to programming or an intermediate-advanced user looking to master the language, there’s a book here that has got you covered. They are all extremely popular around the web, well-written, well-received and easy to follow for their relevant skill bracket.

Best Beginner C++ Books:

Best C++ Books: C++ Primer

C++ Primer

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C++ Primer is a highly recommended, well organised and well-written book for those who want to learn C++. It is a very thorough introduction to the language in a very accessible format, with plenty of examples and explains everything in the language in great detail. It will help you learn C++ fast, especially if you come from a programming background already, and will teach you how to use the language in modern, highly effective ways. Chosen and recommended by many of industry leaders, it highlights best practices, the core of the language and its standard library, while providing great examples and insightful analysis along the way. It comes at over one-thousand pages but is not messy or hard to navigate, so expect to find any beginners topic covered extensively. Read more..

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The 7 Best C# Books of 2014

Looking for the best C# books to get you up to speed or hone your skills?

C# (pronounced see sharp) is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, procedural, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines. C# is intended to be a simple, modern, general-purpose, object-oriented programming language. It is often used side-by-side with other web languages to develop powerful online and in-house web applications, and C# books are in high demand due to its growing popularity and strength across multiple fields.

If you are only looking for one or two C# books, especially if you are new to programming and want to master the C# language, I definitely recommend one of the introductory ones listed ones here. They are popular, well-written, well-received and easy to follow for even those completely new to programming in general.

Best C# Books: C# 5.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

C# 5.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

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C# 5.0 in a Nutshell is a clean and straight-forward approach to covering the language. Packed with plenty of clear diagrams and with an excellent writing style, this books is quite visual and easy to read. It is cleverly organised around concepts and cases, with the diagrams helping paint a picture of each topic. Subjects covered include in-depth coverage of C# 5.0’s new asynchronous functions, as well as concurrency, threading, parallel and dynamic programming, networking, security and LINQ/XML technologies. Read more..

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Portfolio – Raytheon Australia (Web Application)

I am very proud to have been involved in the development of Raytheon Australia’s “Smart Sustainment Solutions” interactive web application. I worked closely with Andrew Marriott at SilverSun Pictures, who was the project manager as well as being responsible for the design and high-quality animations used in the project.

Raytheon Australia showed off their “Smart Sustainment Solutions” interactive at Pacific 2013, the commercial maritime and naval defence showcase for the Asia Pacific at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia. This interactive application showcased the unique benefits of Raytheon Australia’s smart sustainment solutions.

The application took advantage of HTML5 video, CSS3 animations and jQuery/Javascript interactivity. You can see it being displayed on the left-hand side of the trade-stand. The web application itself is due to go live online for the public in 2014.


FlashForge Dreamer 3D Printer – Review Coming Soon

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Despite making an appearance at the Shanghai International Printing Week from the 10th to 13th of July, not much is known about the upcoming FlashForge Dreamer 3D Printer release. What we do know is that it is pretty much confirmed to be a standard thermoplastic FDM machine much like the FlashForge Creator/MakerBot Replicator 2, it will be dual-extruder and is expected to cost $1500.00 US.

Sporting a new ‘science-fiction’ like look and with a closed print area, Flashforge has refined and ‘professionalised’ the look of their newest model. It can connect for prints via wifi, USB, SD cards, or even cellphone apps. If the price and quality of their signature ‘Creator’ model (read my review of the FlashForge Creator here) is anything to go by, then this is a 3D printer to keep an eye on.

PS. You’ll have the excuse the slightly erotic sounding ‘full pleasure’ marketing spiel from Flashforge; English is definitely their second language.

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Flashforge Executor 3D Printer – Review Coming Soon

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Of the two new Flashforge 3D printer models coming out in 2014 (the Dreamer being the second one), the ‘Executor’ is the more mysterious. What we know is it uses DLP technology, polymer material, and has a resolution of 0.025mm. It will obviously be the more expensive of the two new models but there have been no hints as to the actual price, or even if it will be readily available for order outside of China.

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