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The Object-Oriented Thought Process by Matt Weisfeld

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Chapter 13. Objects and the Internet

Perhaps the major reason that objects have become so popular in the IT industry has to do with the Internet. Although object-oriented languages have been around basically as long as structured languages, it was only when the Internet emerged that objects gained wide acceptance.

Actually, the object-oriented language Smalltalk became popular during the 1980s and 1990s. And the object-based language C++ gained widespread acceptance in the 1990s. Smalltalk gained widespread support from object-oriented purists, and C++ became the first object language to become a force in the marketplace. Java, which was targeted specifically for networks, is an object-oriented language which has proved commercially successful. ...

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