Dawn has written several books, including Head First C, Head First Statistics and Head First 2D Geometry. This book, while overly corny at some points, keeps you locked into the content. I will be looking for more head first titles on other subjects in the future. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. First on kindle which I don't get on with and then I bought the dead tree version. We include challenges by asking questions that don't always have a straight answer, because your brain is tuned to learn and remember when it has to work at something. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Head First C# is a complete learning experience for learning how to program with C#, XAML, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio. Less jokes more explaining, want some jokes put them after you're certain we've understood it. They also make things more fun. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Based on the latest research in cognitive science, neurobiology, and educational psychology, Head First books get your brain into learning mode. And we make the exercises challenging-yet-do-able, because that's what most people prefer. Humble Book Bundle: Head First Series by O'Reilly, Heat Up the Holidays with These 27 Winter Romances. We use attention-grabbing tactics. The trick is to get your brain to see the new material you're learning as Really Important. Head First C is a complete learning experience that will show you how to create programs in the C language. If you really want to learn, and you want to learn more quickly and more deeply, pay attention to how you pay attention. Please try again. We use concepts and pictures in unexpected ways because your brain is tuned for novelty, and we use pictures and ideas with at least some emotional content, because your brain is more likely to remember when you feel something. Having used Head First Java in the past, I picked up this book for the Head First method of teaching. After studying Pure Mathematics at University, he began writing code for computers and magazine articles for humans and he is currently an agile coach with Exoftware in the UK, helping people to create simpler, more valuable software. I just want to throw it out the window. Learning isn't something that just happens to you. I like approach better because I learn more from seeing sample code, breaking it down to see how howmit works and build from there. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Which would you pay more attention to: a stimulating dinner party companion, or a lecture? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2019. I think this is because the standard 900 page language textbook, while full of great information, is often dull as corn flakes, and hard to read line by line. So I ended up missing a lot of key terminology. We use pictures, because your brain is tuned for visuals, not text. Head First books are in my opinion the best way to learn programming languages. Please try again. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This book is a really good starting point for C. I have learnt a bunch of things, and I strongly recommend to read it to someone who is interested in learning C. I was taking the course Practical Programming in C offered for free at the MIT Open Courseware which was really useful to improve the knowledge. Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020. Do you struggle with academic concepts you never learned?For programmers only. The other ones I looked at were overly dry. Starts off simple enough but then gets very confusing and muddled - trying to follow the examples is frustrating because mostly they make no sense in the real world - for example "card counting" or are very boring like the "GPS" one - I can't really recommend this book if you are new to coding. In addition to that, reading Java (my main language of choice) API documentation sometimes feels like I am speaking another language compared to what is used in the documentation. I just want to throw it out the window. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Cute, but not great on execution. We’d love your help. I just received it, while flipping through the pages, I noticed some of the text is so light! The C Programming Language by Kernighan & Ritchie is my personal favorite book on C .. My next step will be delving into the Linux kernel. At first I thought, oh, I'm getting older, I'm a slow learner now.... but nope. The page layout is dynamic: no two pages are the same, and each one has a mix of text and images. Having taken 2 courses in each of the following languages; Java, C# and Visual Basic. Dawn Griffiths started life as a mathematician at a top UK university where she was awarded a First-Class Honours degree in Mathematics. Not so in C. Great! Guess it's a guilty pleasure. There are not the same. It's something you do. We make it visual. Be the first to ask a question about Head First C. Welcome back. I read this book preparing for a little assignment for a course that gave a minimal intro to C programming and it served it's purpose really well.