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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Object Orientation

Object Orientation

Chapter:
(p.200) Object Orientation
Source:
Software Studies
Author(s):

Cecile Crutzen

Erna Kotkampr

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0028

This chapter starts with a short, general description of data processing, communication, and interaction concepts; it also describes the relationship and importance of these concepts in the field of object-oriented programming (OOP). The chapter states that in OOP, the basic element concepts are represented as objects; the discussion then extends to the uses of object orientation as a methodology in informatics. The chapter then shifts to the exploration of parameters—fear, ambiguity, doubt, invisibility, and colonization—to analyze the concept in a detailed manner. The chapter, however, views OOP as a collection of interactions of objects, and also describes the role of human interaction and behavior.

Keywords:   data processing, object-oriented programming, informatics, human interaction, human behavior

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