Overview 

C programming is one of the oldest languages in the programming world. It is a general, procedural computer language that also supports structural programming. One of the most widely used computer languages that has popularity more than java or python programming language.


We are going to learn c programming from beginner to intermediate in this tutorial. Let's know in brief about c programming in this tutorial.


History of C language

  • C language was invented by an operating system called UNIX by Dennis Ritchie in the early 1970s. It was again updated in 1988 by ANSI (American National Standard Institute).
  • It is one of the best and popular programming languages across the world.
  • Well, the C language is known as the successor of the B language that was also invented in the 1970s.


A c program can be from 3 lines to million lines of code and should be written in one or more files. The c program is usually saved with an extension ".c" for example "Demo.c" 


Applications of C Language
If you want to make a career as a software engineer, the C language is one of the best languages you can go for. There are different applications where the c language is used. Here are some of them.

  • Databases
  • Operating Systems
  • Network security and drivers
  • Editors applications
  • Modern software and programs
  • Some Utilities


Why C Programming?

The c programming language is widely popular among students and professionals who want to become a software engineer. Most of the C programmers are working in software developing companies. Here are some reasons why programmers prefer c programming the most.

  • Structured and user-friendly language.

  • Used for programming efficient software.

  • It is very easy to learn and can handle all level activities.

  • Can be easily compiled in any system platform