Using data structures called objects, which encapsulate data and typically are accessed by passing messages, which in turn may trigger internal procedures within the object which are invisible outside the object.
A modern paradigm of programming which models information in terms of objects. Computation occurs when one object receives a message from another asking it to perform one of its methods, i.e, special subroutines subcategorized for each type of object. The object-oriented approach, in which the data and the program behavior are encapsulated in the objects, contrasts with the conventional approach to programming, in which a monolithic program operates on data which is completely separate. Object-oriented programming is more amenable to modelling parallel processing.
A programming paradigm that concentrates on defining data objects and the methods that may be applied to them.
A design methodology decomposing problems into objects rather than procedures. FORTRAN and C are procedural languages. C++ is a object-oriented language.
A system which supports and uses objects as the primary programming paradigm.
An approach in drawing and layout programs that treats graphics as line and arc segments rather than individual dots.
Having to do with or making use of objects; an object in this sense is a component containing both data and instructions for the operations to be performed on that data.In object-oriented programming, these reusable components are linked together in various ways to create applications.
A style of programming that links data to the processes that manipulate it.
a type of programming in which programmers define not only the data type of a data structure, but also the types of operations (functions) that can be applied to the data structure. In this way, the data structure becomes an object that includes both data and functions. In addition, programmers can create relationships between one object and another. For example, objects can inherit characteristics from other objects. One of the principal advantages of object-oriented programming techniques over procedural programming techniques is that they enable programmers to create modules that do not need to be changed when a new type of object is added. A programmer can simply create a new object that inherits many of its features from existing objects. This makes object-oriented programmes easier to modify.
Describing a computer system or programming language that supports objects.
A principle of analysis, design, and programming that treats system components as objects, i.e., any method, language, or system that supports object identity, classification, encapsulation, and specialization. C++, Smalltalk, Objective-C, and Eiffel are examples of object-oriented implementation languages.
An adjective used to describe analysis, design, and programming techniques and languages that rely upon the description of the problem in terms of hierarchical classes of objects. Typically, each class has attributes and functions that form a part of its definition.
Object oriented languages must support polymorphism, inheritance and encapsulation (PIE).
An method of programming that depends on sets of data objects, each capable of responding to a group of commands targeted at it.
An approach to structuring software applications. Instead of thinking of an application as a process with steps, we think of it as a set of objects that exchange messages. Now the dominant approach to software development. Java and Visual Basic are object-oriented software development languages.
StarTeam is an object-oriented SCM application. The StarTeam repository is an object-oriented data store that supports object versioning, linking and configurations.
In object-oriented programming, the programmer focuses on an object, such as a dialog box on-screen. This object can then be programmed to perform certain actions, for instance, to begin printing. This is a change from ordinary programming, where programmers write procedures telling the computer how to perform actions.
A term used to describe a programming model were certain variables and code act as a single logical unit.
An overused term, originally used to describe an advanced method of computer programming. For example, the interface in Windows95 is considered to be sortof object-oriented, because files and most of the controls are treated as strict objects, each having its own property sheet.
Describes a popular approach to programming, in which computer programs are built from software objects that do particular jobs. Objects often have functions that resemble those in the real world.
or object-based programming A software technique in which a system program is expressed completely in terms of predefined things (objects), consisting of a set of variables and operations which can be performed on them, and the connections between objects.
The objective of object-oriented programming is to program well tested â€œobjectsâ€ that can be used over and over in different programs without further testing. Legend has it someone, somewhere succeeded in this at least partially at least once. Examples of Object Oriented languages are SmallTalk, C++ (properly pronounced â€œC incrementedâ€), Java and Eiffel. Object oriented programming is useful to keep large programming projects reasonably organized.
A term that can be applied to any computer system, operating system, programming language, application program, or graphical user interface that supports the use of objects. ... more
adj. Of, pertaining to, or being a system or language that supports the use of objects. See also object (definition 2).
( OO) approach: Approach to developing software in which the programmer can package the data and the program (or procedure) into a single unit called an object. When the structure of an object changes, any program that accesses the object automatically accesses the change. 15.20