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Object-Oriented Design Heuristics by Arthur J. Riel

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Chapter 1. The Motivation for Object-Oriented Programming

Revolutionists, Evolutionists, and the Object-Oriented Paradigm

In the process of learning about the object-oriented paradigm and all that it encompasses, you will first become aware of the many divisions within our community. Each division implies two or more camps who are generally very religious about their point of view. One of the first divisions of importance is the revolutionists versus the evolutionists. The revolutionists believe that a group of developers woke up at 3 o'clock one morning and realized that we have been developing software the wrong way all along. They believe they have found the solution to the software crisis, and the name of that solution is object-oriented programming. ...

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