Bare Metal C (No Starch Press)
Monday, 08 August 2022

This book, subtitled  "Embedded Programming for the Real World" shows how to program embedded systems with C. Steve Oualline shows how embedded programs interact with bare hardware directly, goes behind the scenes with the compiler and linker, and explainsC features that are important for programming regular computers.


The first part of the book teaches C basics with the aid of a low-cost, widely available bare metal system (the Nucleo Arm evaluation system). Later chapters consider the requirements of working with limited memory, before moving on to how to use more complex, memory hungry C features like dynamic memory, file I/O, and floating-point numbers.

Author: Steve Oualline
Publisher: No Starch
Date: August 2022
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1718501621
Print: 1718501625
Kindle: B08YJB9BCF
Audience: C programmers
Level: Intermediate
Category: C/C++

Topics covered:

  • The basic program creation process
  • Simple GPIO programming (blink an LED)
  • Writing serial device drivers
  • The C linker and preprocessor
  • Decision and control statements
  • Numbers, arrays, pointers, strings, and complex data types
  • Local variables and procedures
  • Dynamic memory
  • File and raw I/O
  • Floating-point numbers
  • Modular programming

For recommendations of C and C++ books see Top Choice C and C++ Books in our Programmer's Bookshelf section.



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