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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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Object-Oriented Technology

Object-oriented technology presents an unusual problem for people who attempt to describe it; it is relatively easy to explain the concepts and terminology of OOT, but it is considerably more difficult to provide real-world illustrations that fully and convincingly demonstrate its presumed advantages. The problem is not unique to authors of books about technology. Programmers, particularly those who have been trained in other techniques, have the same problem in understanding how to apply OOT to the task at hand. And that raises the question of OOT's importance. Many, both inside and outside of the computer community, have hailed it as not just the next wave, but a total change in programming that will vastly improve ...

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