The Myths of Object-Orientation

  • James Noble
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03013-0_29

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5653)
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Noble J. (2009) The Myths of Object-Orientation. In: Drossopoulou S. (eds) ECOOP 2009 – Object-Oriented Programming. ECOOP 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5653. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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