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Begin Your Journey with C

To initiate your learning in C, you require the following:

  • A text editor for crafting C code
  • A compiler like GCC to convert the C code into a machine-understandable language

There are various text editors and compilers to select from. For this tutorial, an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) will be used by us.

Setting up the C IDE

An IDE is a software suite that consolidates the basic tools needed to write and test the code. Popular IDEs include Code::Blocks, Eclipse, and Visual Studio which are all free to use and facilitate both the editing and debugging of C code.

Note: Although web-based IDEs can be used, they typically have more limitations compared to their desktop counterparts.

We recommend starting with Code::Blocks. The latest version can be downloaded from here.

Let's Start with C

Create your first C file by following the steps below:

  1. Open Codeblocks
  2. Go to File > New > Empty File
  3. Write the following C code and save the file as myfirstprogram.c:
#include <stdio.h>, int main() { printf("Welcome to Fynd Academy!"); return 0;}

The above code might seem incomprehensible for now, we'll break it down in later chapters. For now, concentrate on running the code.

Executing Your Code

After writing the code, it's time to run it. In Codeblocks, navigate to Build > Build and Run. Your result will look something like this:

Welcome to Fynd Academy!

Great job! You've just written and executed your first C program.

Your C Learning Journey with Fynd Academy

Learning C with Fynd Academy is facilitated by our "Practice it Yourself" tool. It concurrently illustrates the code and the outcome, simplifying every new part you learn:

#include <stdio.h>int main() { printf("Welcome to Fynd Academy!"); return 0;} Welcome to Fynd Academy!

Practice it Yourself ยป

Fynd Academy Pathfinder

Track your progress as you embark on your learning journey. Best of all, it's complimentary!

<input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="C Booleans" readonly> <br> Booleans In programming, a data type that can only have one of two values is often required: YES / NO ON / OFF TRUE / FALSE For this, C has a bool data type. Booleans represent values that are either true or false. <br> <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Boolean Variables" readonly> <br> In C, the bool type is not a built-in data type. It was introduced in C99; to use it, you must import the following header file: ```c #include <stdbool.h> ``` A boolean variable is declared with the bool keyword and can only take the values true or false: ```c bool doILoveCoding = true; bool doILikeSpiders = false; ``` Bool variable values are returned as integers: 1 (or any other number that is not 0) represents true 0 represents false So, you must use the %d format specifier to print a boolean value. Example ```c // Declare bool variables bool doILoveCoding = true; bool doILikeSpiders = false; // Return boolean values printf("%d", doILoveCoding); // Returns 1 (true) printf("%d", doILikeSpiders); // Returns 0 (false) ``` <br> You can also return a bool value by comparing values and variables. <br> <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Comparing Values and Variables" readonly> <br> Comparison of values is useful because it helps us make decisions. For instance, you can use a comparison operator, like the greater than (>) operator, to compare two values: ```c printf("%d", 10 > 9); // Returns 1 (true) because 10 is greater than 9 ``` The return value is a boolean value (1). You can also compare two variables: ```c int x = 10; int y = 9; printf("%d", x > y); ``` In the below example, we use the equal to (==) operator to compare different values: ```c printf("%d", 10 == 10); // Returns 1 (true), because 10 is equal to 10 printf("%d", 10 != 15); // Returns 1 (true), because 10 is not equal to 15 printf("%d", 5 != 55); // Returns 1 (true) because 5 is not equal to 55 ``` You can also compare boolean variables, or even unique structures, like arrays: ```c bool isBurgerTasty = true; bool isPizzaTasty = true; // Find out if both Burger and Pizza is tasty printf("%d", isBurgerTasty == isPizzaTasty); ``` Always remember to include the <stdbool.h> header file when working with bool variables. <br> <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="C Exercises" readonly> Exercise: What is the result of the following example? ```c printf("%d", 15 > 5); ```