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The class of Java by Pravin Jain

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CHAPTER 1

Object-oriented Programming and Introduction to Java

In the mid-1980s, C was one of the most popular programming language. By the late 1980s, object-oriented concepts were well established; and C++ became the language of choice for C programmers wishing to use object-oriented concepts in their application development. C++ is basically C language in addition to some object-oriented features. C++ retains everything from the C language, i.e. all C codes are valid C++ codes. The primary idea behind extending the C language was that the existing C programmers would not need to learn a new language and syntax. The C++ language is quite large, and the maintenance of the code written in C++ is difficult. We often come across systems written ...

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