In This Chapter
• Create an object
• Describe an object with attributes
• Determine how objects behave
• Combine objects
• Inherit from other objects
• Convert objects and other types of information
One of the more fearsome examples of jargon that you encounter in this book is object-oriented programming (OOP). This complicated term describes, in an elegant way, what a computer program is and how it works.
Before OOP, a computer program was usually described as a set of instructions listed in a file and handled in some kind of reliable order.
By thinking of a program as a collection of objects, you can figure out the tasks a program must accomplish and assign the tasks to the objects where they best belong.