Introduction to C Programming for Beginners

Welcome to the world of programming! In this introduction, we'll explore the basics of C programming language,
which is a powerful and widely used language in the field of software development.

What is C?

C is a general-purpose programming language that was created by Dennis Ritchie in the early 1970s at Bell
Labs. It's known for its efficiency, low-level access to memory, and the ability to produce fast and
efficient programs.

Getting Started with C

To get started with C programming, you'll need a C compiler. One popular choice is GCC (GNU Compiler
Collection), which is available for various platforms.

Your First C Program

Let's write a simple "Hello, World!" program in C:

#include <stdio.h>
int main() {
printf("Hello, World!\\n");
return 0;

This program uses the

function to print the text "Hello, World!" to the console. The
function is the entry point of every C program.

Compiling and Running

Save the above code in a file with a

extension, for example,
. Then, open
a terminal and navigate to the directory containing your file. Use the following commands to compile and run
the program:

gcc hello.c -o hello<br>

Congratulations! You've just written and executed your first C program.


This is just the beginning of your journey into C programming. There's a lot more to explore, including
variables, control structures, functions, and more. Happy coding!