Chapter 1. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Although object-oriented languages have been around since the 1960s, the past 10 years have seen unparalleled growth in the use and acceptance of object technologies throughout the software industry. Although it began as an underdog, recent successes such as Java, CORBA, and C++ have propelled object-oriented (OO) techniques to new levels of acceptance. That’s no accident. After years of being stuck in academia and having to fight an uphill battle against entrenched practices, object-oriented programming (OOP) has matured to a point where people are finally able to realize the promises that the technique holds. In the past, you would have had to convince your boss to let you use an object-oriented ...

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