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Core Java™ 2 Volume I - Fundamentals, Seventh Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 4. Objects and Classes

In this chapter, we

  • Introduce you to object-oriented programming;

  • Show you how you can create objects that belong to classes in the standard Java library; and

  • Show you how to write your own classes.

If you do not have a background in object-oriented programming, you will want to read this chapter carefully. Thinking about object-oriented programming requires a different way of thinking than for procedural languages. The transition is not always easy, but you do need some familiarity with object concepts to go further with ...

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