CHAPTER 1

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Overview of Object-Oriented Programming

To set the stage for your study of object-oriented programming (OOP) and C#, this chapter will look briefly at the history of object-oriented programming and the characteristics of an object-oriented programming language. You will look at why object-oriented programming has become so important in the development of industrial-strength distributed-software systems. You will also examine how C# has evolved into one of the leading application programming languages.

After reading this chapter, you will be familiar with the following:

  • what object-oriented programming is
  • why object-oriented programming ...

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