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    Default Can someone please explain OOP to

    a person who has been writing Cobol programs for the last 30 years? I don't understand the basic concept.


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    Default Re: Can someone please explain OOP to

    Have you tried reading this?

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    Default Re: Can someone please explain OOP to

    Yes I have but it's just not sinking in. Thanks anyway.

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    Default Re: Can someone please explain OOP to

    Think about it from a language standpoint: noun/adjective/verb - noun is a class, adjective is a property, and verb is a method/interface. Take the following sentence:
    "The red car drives fast"
    Car ~ class
    Red ~ a property (probably a variable associated with the class eg instance variable)
    Drives fast ~ a method (defined in the class, or abstractly designed via an abstract method (abstract class, interface)). Fast could as well be a property
    These rules are not set in stone, but may provide a descent general guideline when thinking in an OOP manner.

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