C is a programming language for the hardware sector

The structured programming language C was developed in the 1970s by Dennis Ritchie for the Unix operating system. Nowadays the system is known as Linux. The programming language C is especially common in programming operating systems or hardware. C is especially popular in the hardware sector because programs written in C are especially fast. C is one of the most popular starting languages for students and pupils just starting out with programming. Vocational schools and universities often teach C in the first year, and then move on to C++. C++ is a higher programming language than C and offers object-oriented programming in addition to the functionalities of C. C programming is an important of frequently used programming language for hardware development, while C++ is used in software development.

C is the basis of many other programming languages

If you learn C as your first language in programming, you will learn the general concept of programming. Why do you need variables and functions? What is pointer? How can I give out text on the screen? You will learn and understand all of these concepts with C programming. Beginners get an understanding for the programming, which in turn brings benefits when learning other programming languages, because many important languages use the C style with the writing of the source code. This means that C developers are already familiar with the syntax and grammar of related languages. These languages that contain the C style include: C++ for software development, Perl for Linux and web development, PHP for internet development, C# for software and system development, Java for software development and JavaScript for web development.

You can find more information on the C programming language on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language)