C Language Tutorial

C language was developed by Dennis Ritchie in 1972 at Bell Laboratories. In 1989, the C language was standardized, where C language features were defined, also known as the 1989 ANSI standard for C, and that is the reason, you will see C language also called C89, because of the 1989 ANSI standard.

The current latest version of the C language is C99, as some new features were added to the C language in 1999.

You must be thinking, 1999 was more than 20 years ago, but the C language is still very relevant and widely used although there are many other new languages like C++, Java, Python, C#, etc. in the market.

C Language is a middle-level, structured programming language, that needs a compiler for running the programs written in C language. Do not worry about these terms, we will cover all of them in detail in this tutorial.

Frequently Asked Question

C programming language is a machine-independent programming language that is mainly used to create many types of applications and operating systems such as Windows, and other complicated programs such as the Oracle database, Git, Python interpreter, and games.

It’s a general consensus that Java is easier to learn because its syntax is closer to natural language than C. What’s more, Java already has many built-in features to use, including graphics and sound. The Java language is the third most popular and used language in the world in Jul 2022, according to the Tiobe index.