Learn C Programming – Easy C Tutorials

In this C programming tutorial, we will cover basics to advanced concepts of c programming.

c programming tutorial

Easy c programming tutorial

These C programming tutorials are designed for beginners who don’t have any prior programming experience and are willing to jump into the programming world. And learning C programming is the best starting point to get familiar with programming concepts.

Besides tutorials, you will find examples in every article to help you learn c programming effectively.

We recommend you to go through every tutorial in an order so that you can have a proper understanding of c programming if you are new to C.

If you already know about C programming, then you can jump into any article you wish to know about.

Click here to see how a simple program is written in C.

So what is C programming?

C is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis M. Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories to develop the UNIX operating system and is one of the most used programming languages.

Click here to know about the history of c programming.

Check these tutorials under the table of content, if you want to jump into tutorials.


Why C programming?

This is the most infamous question one finds asking himself/herself before jumping into programming.

Well to put it in simple words, still, today complex softwares are built in C.

Operating systems like Windows and IOS are its prime examples. To know from basics to advance concepts like how a program works and how a program is associated with computer memory, you will have to know C programming.

C programming works as a foundation to know about any programming language.


How does C program work? ( programming flow )

Before giving you a desired result C program goes through various steps that need to be executed.

There is lot more happening under the knife which is explained below.

Steps involved in execution of typical C program

  1. Creating a program
  2. Preprocessing and Compiling
  3. Linking
  4. Loading
  5. Execution

creating a program

This is the first step involved in writing a C program which is accomplished with an editor program such as codeblocks. C program file names have .c extension.

preprocessing and compiling

When our program is ready it needs to be compiled with the help of a compiler. The compiler translates the C program into machine language code.

Before compiling a program preprocessor program executes automatically obeying the special commands from preprocessor directives.

In this phase, the compiler can issue a warning or an error message if our program violates any rule.


In this step, linker links the code to missing functions. For example, our program may contain standard library functions that are defined elsewhere.


c program development phase


The next step of program development is called loading. In this step, loader loads the compiled program into computer memory for execution.


Finally, the computer executes the program that is loaded in computer’s memory.

Now that you know what is c programming, why should you learn C programming and how does a C program works, let’s get started and explore more about C programming.