Our intent in this course is to understand the concepts of object-oriented programming. In the first three chapters we will cover a variety of introductory topics, before progressing to an examination of several actual object-oriented programming languages.
In this first chapter we will examine, among other things, the following topics? What is a paradigm? Why is the word used to described the object-oriented mindset? How does the programming language one works in influence the way in which one goes about attacking a problem? And finally, what are some of the characteristics of the object-oriented way of thinking?