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Lesson 3 Reusable Code Requirements
Objective Discover what you need to take this course.

Reusable Code Requirements in C++

Everything you need to complete this course is available online.

Software

In order to do the exercises and course project, you need a C++ compiler.
If you do not have a C++ compiler, you can purchase one through our online Software Store by clicking the Resources button in the toolbar.

Course downloads

Any source code you need for exercises and for the course project, as well as suggested solutions, are included in a compressed download file for your convenience.
The download file is available in Windows, Macintosh, and Unix compressed formats.

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