Object Oriented Programming

By Mike Jackson

Welcome to today’s discussion on object-oriented programming! If you’re looking to become a developer, then you need to understand object-oriented programming. Simply put, it involves programming objects. There are four primary pillars of object-oriented programming: abstraction, polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation. To make it easier to remember, just think of the phrase “APIE.” This is essential knowledge for anyone who wants to code in languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, C++, Visual Basic, and PHP, as they are all object-oriented.

Let us take a closer look at the four pillars of object-oriented programming. First, we have abstraction. This can be a bit difficult to understand at first but think of it this way: when we create an object, we want to avoid duplication of code. So, we use abstraction to remove the duplicated code and put it in one place. This makes it easier to manage and modify code.

The second pillar is polymorphism, which means “many forms.” When we use polymorphism, we can change the properties of an object without changing its core functionality. For example, we might have a “Master Bedroom” object with blue sheets, a blue nightstand, a blue dresser, and a PlayStation. We can use polymorphism to create a “Guest Bedroom” object that is inherited from the “Master Bedroom” object but has different-colored sheets and furniture.

The third pillar is inheritance. Inheritance is when one object derives properties and functionality from another object. In the example I mentioned earlier, the “Guest Bedroom” object inherits properties from the “Master Bedroom” object.

Finally, we have encapsulation. Encapsulation involves using access modifiers to define the scope and visibility of an object’s class members. By using encapsulation, we can ensure that an object can only be accessed and modified by authorized parties.

Now that we’ve covered the basics of object-oriented programming, let’s talk about coding. When you write code, you create classes that define objects. An object is simply an instance of a class. To write good code, you need to use the four pillars of object-oriented programming.

When you start coding, you will need to use a programming language like C#, Java, or Python. Each language has its own syntax and conventions, but they all share the same principles of object-oriented programming. One thing to keep in mind is that all code goes in brackets, and you need to use access modifiers to control how an object is encapsulated.

In summary, object-oriented programming is essential for anyone who wants to become a developer. By understanding the four pillars of object-oriented programming (APIE), you’ll be able to write better, more efficient code. If you want to learn more, visit 558Parksidetech.com, where you can find additional resources and information about programming. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel or view our videos on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. So why wait? Start learning today and take the first step towards becoming a great developer!