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Make: Getting Started with p5.js by Ben Fry, Casey Reas, Lauren McCarthy

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Chapter 10. Objects

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a different way to think about your programs. Objects are also a way to group variables with related functions. Because you already know how to work with variables and functions, objects simply combine what you’ve already learned into a more understandable package.

Objects are important, because they break up ideas into smaller building blocks. This mirrors the natural world where, for instance, organs are made of tissue, tissue is made of cells, and so on. Similarly, as your code becomes more complicated, you must think in terms of smaller structures that form more complicated ones. It’s easier to write and maintain smaller, understandable pieces of code that work together than it is ...

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