The C Puzzle Book is an excellent choice for all programmers who want to expand on their basic knowledge of the C programming language. Completely compliant with ANSI C, this book has been designed to help readers gain a more thorough understanding of the C syntax and semantics through interesting puzzles that challenge the readers' proficiency with the basics.
C programming specialist Alan Feuer covers major topics of C from different angles so the reader may gain a more complete understanding for the subject. He accomplishes this by including a variety of C program puzzles, challenging you to follow the puzzle through to determine the outcome. In many cases the programs are print statements, so the puzzle solution is the resulting printout. Once you have determined the puzzle solution, you may compare it with a detailed, step-by-step derivation offered in the book.
The C Puzzle Book teaches intermediate C programming with an effective and unique method -- and it's fun! Working through formidable puzzles and checking your results fine tunes your skills for future programming challenges. This book is a great next step for any programmer who desires a deeper understanding of the C programming language.
Alan R. Feuer is a software instructor, author of technical books, and developer of commercial software. His books include The C Puzzle Book, MFC Programming, and The C Trainer; commercial software includes the Allways Spreadsheet Publisher and the Safe C Runtime Analyzer. He is also the creator of many programming courses including The C Programming Workshop and Windows Programming Using MFC. From 1976 through 1983 Mr. Feuer was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories where he developed a set of analytical tools that became part of AT&T's standard UNIX.