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Just Enough C/C++ Programming by Guy W. Lecky-Thompson

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Using Open Source Resources

Part of the reason that this book exists is to help the next generation of programmers make better use of the growing body of Open Source software. Open Source just means that the source code is available to anyone to use, re-use, and learn from, with some specific agreements in place to govern exactly how it can be used.

Once you understand how to write C/C++ code, several important doors open to you. First, you can read and understand other people’s code, which is important in continuing your programming education. Second, you can recompile applications for your own platform to make use of other people’s achievements.

Most importantly, however, you can take (within license restrictions) code from all kinds of different ...

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