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C Programming - Pointers, Constants and Strings

Learn how to use pointers, constants and strings in the C programming language with this free online course.

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This free online course in C programming will teach you how the C programming language works for pointers, constants and strings. The C programming language is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages and is commonly used to program operating systems such as Unix. With this course, you will build on your knowledge of this general-purpose programming language. So don't delay, make sure you start your learning journey today.





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This course takes a deep dive into the subject of pointers in C programming. It begins by discussing the use of pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C and then moves on to teach you about changing the memory address contained within a pointer and talks about pointers containing memory addresses of multi-byte variables. It then explains how pointers have memory addresses as well, introduces the char pointer and explains why you need to learn pointers in C programming.

The course then moves on to introduce the important concept of constants and string literals in C programming before reviewing and clarifying some of the information you have learned. It then takes a deeper dive into both strings and constants in C, and explains a new way to visualize random access memory (RAM). The course also discusses how to use a pointer to directly manipulate data in memory in C programming.

Finally, the course teaches you about the character string as an array of characters in C programming. Whether you are aiming towards a career in computer programming or simply want to build your knowledge of one of the most popular programming languages, this course teaches some of the foundational concepts of C programming. So start this course today to learn more about programming in C.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how use pointers to manipulate/change variables data
  • Discuss how to change the address a pointer is pointing at
  • Identify why as a programmer you need to know pointers
  • Explain the difference between a variable and a constant
  • Discuss what a constant is and why it exists
  • Explain where and how constants are stored
  • Explain how to create an array


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