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Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Second Edition by Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott

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Chapter 1. The Object-Oriented Paradigm

Overview

This chapter introduces you to the object-oriented paradigm by comparing and contrasting it with something familiar: standard structured programming.

The object-oriented paradigm grew out of a need to meet the challenges of past practices using standard structured programming. By being clear about these challenges, we can better see the advantages of object-oriented programming, as well as gain a better understanding of this mechanism.

This chapter will not make you an expert on object-oriented methods. It will not even introduce you to all of the basic object-oriented concepts. It will, however, prepare you for the rest of this book, which explains the proper use of ...

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