The Myths of Object-Orientation

  • James Noble
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5653)


Object-Orientation is now over forty years old. In that time, Object-Oriented programming has moved from a Scandinavian cult to a world-wide standard. In this talk I’ll revisit the essential principles — myths — of object-orientation, and discuss their role in the evolution of languages from SIMULA to Smalltalk to C+ + to Java and beyond. Only by keeping the object-oriented faith can we ensure full-spectrum object-oriented dominance for the next forty years in the project for a new object-oriented century!


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  • James Noble
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  1. 1.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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