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REALbasic Cross-Platform Application Development by Mark Choate

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Chapter 3. Classes and Objects

The Class Hierarchy

A former colleague used to say that he had “developed this new technology” whenever somebody in his department wrote a few lines of VBScript for the website. He is not the first person to use overly fanciful language to describe programming exploits. It happens all the time. Object-oriented programming is a particularly jargon-rich field of study, laden with ill-formed metaphors and polysyllabic titles. There was a time when object-oriented programming (OOP) advocates would say that OOP was easier to learn than more traditional styles of programming. I don’t know if that is true; I suppose the fact that I have deferred the discussion of the object-oriented features until the third chapter of this ...

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