Updated: Jul 6, 2020
Are you a coder? Or an engineer (belonging to any Engineering Stream)? Or maybe both? Well then, you might have heard of C. What is C? It is a programming language. If you are an engineer then C must have been the first programming language in your syllabus. Now, why C? Why start with C? Where will it be used? How is it helpful in your career ? In this post we shall answer these questions.
C is a structured/procedural programming language and it uses top-down approach . It kinda like mother of all programming languages. The syntax used in C is adopted by most of the programming languages except a few, though they are not all that different from C. It is the basis for other programming languages like C++, Java etc.
Though there are many different programming languages out there, C is still used widely. Some areas where C is widely used even today are:
It is used in System programming.
It is used in building Operating Systems, compilers, interpreters and even assemblers.
Most of the Device drivers are written in C.
C is most preferred language for Embedded systems.
C is also helpful in developing other languages.
Some of the core libraries in android are also written in C.
For example, Unix operating System, Oracle were written in C!!
To know more about programming and C language, watch the following video:
Learning other languages will become a little easy after learning C. Though If you wanna pursue a career in C like become a system programmer or something similar as mentioned then you have to be very passionate and exceptionally good in C!! If you don't wanna pursue a career in C then also knowing C will be useful in Campus recruitment process.
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