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For example, an OO program that deals with banking transactions should be recognizable on the basis of the objects that it uses, such as deposit objects,withdrawal objects, account objects, etc.

An anecdotal description

If you have ever assembled a playscape in your back yard, this should sound familiar to you.

When you opened the large boxes containing the playscape, hundreds of objects spilled onto the ground. Those objects may have consisted of braces, chains,swing seats, slides, screws, nuts, bolts, washers, climbing ropes, ladder rungs, and other assorted objects.

Atomic and non-atomic objects

I will refer to (most of) the kinds of object that I have described in the above list as atomic objects. What I mean by that is that they can't be easilysubdivided into smaller objects without destroying their functionality.

If you were lucky, some of the objects in the box may not have been atomic objects. Instead they may have been pre-assembled arrangements of atomic objectssuch as an assembly of seats and braces representing a object on which two children can swing together.

Your job - assemble the objects

Your job was to assemble those hundreds of atomic and non-atomic objects into a final object which you proudly referred to as "The Playscape."

Objects working together

It has been said that a successful object-oriented program consists of a bunch of cooperating software objects working together to achieve a specifiedbehavior.

The overall behavior of the program is the combination of behaviors of the individual objects. For example, some objects may acquire input data, otherobjects may compute and produce output data, while other objects may display the output data.

It could also be said that a playscape consists of a bunch of hardware objects working together to achieve a specified behavior. The overall behaviorof the playscape is the combination of behaviors of the individual objects. For example, the behavior of some of the braces is to stand strong and not bend,while the behavior of a swing chain is to be flexible and move in a prescribed way.

Creating a model

One of the tasks often faced by an object-oriented programmer is to assemble software objects into a model that represents something that exists in the real world. As a very visual example, you might be asked to create an advertising webpage showing an animated software model of the playscape that you assembled in your back yard. With the playscape, you were simply required to assemble theexisting objects. However, in the object-oriented programming world, you must do more than just assemble objects.

Objects must be designed and manufactured

Getting back to the playscape, each of the objects for the playscape was manufactured before being shipped to you. Even before that, each object wasdesigned by someone and a set of manufacturing drawings was probably created so that the object could be mass produced.

A class is analogous to manufacturing drawings

In OOP, there is a direct analogy to the manufacturing drawings of the hardware world. We call it a class . A class documents the specifications for the construction of a particular type of software object. Forexample, there is probably a set of classes that describe the specifications for each of the button objects and menu objects at the top of the browser in whichyou are currently viewing this module.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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