Introduction to C

The C programming language is a general-purpose language, that was originally created back in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie, at Bell Laboratories. Dennis was also one of the original developers of the UNIX operating system. C is said to be the most widely used programming languages of all time, utilised on everything from minicomputers, Unix, Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems to PC’s and mainframes.

As well as being used in the creation of operating systems, C is also used for creating word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as compilers and much more. It is popular for programming embedded systems, used on microprocessors found in cars, cameras, DVD players and the like.

The Basics

Below are some of the basics of the C programming language, including links to further resources.