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wbkang · 2017-12-05 · Original thread
> It sounds like one issue is the conflation of Object and Data Structure.

Do you mind expanding on this a little bit? I am very confused. A "data structure" is an implementation of an abstract data type ( A "class" is also an implementation of abstract data type (from this book page 165).

I am not sure how you can have a data structure Book without any operations. Even if it were a C struct, accessing a field would consist an operation around that data structure.

__strisk · 2017-05-26 · Original thread
From my research so far, here is what I have found...

the main topics that one should learn are: * some tidbit of history on why oop * fundamental object oriented concepts: inheritance, encapsulation, and interfaces * network of objects and their restricted interactions

* modeling a domain using objects * documenting objects and their interactions * how are objects represented in memory * SOLID principles * solutions (design patterns) to common problems * concurrent design and thread safety in oop designs * tools in oop design (CRC cards, UML, etc.) * actually making projects and laying out the code in an implementation language.

Here are some books I seem to like so far.


Holger Gast - How to Use Objects: Code and Concepts ( This book seems to be what I was looking for. It has an integrated practical approach using the Eclipse source code as examples for various object oriented concepts. I have cross-checked various sources and it seems like this book covers all relevant concepts including SOLID principles.

Bertrand Meyer - Object-Oriented Software Construction This seems to be a great reference. However, I haven't looked too thoroughly into it. I found a nice quote though.

  "Today, no one will call security if one of the cocktail guests 
  declares object-oriented tastes. This is the buzzword effect, which 
  has been dubbed mOOzak: the omnipresence, in the computer press, of 
  O-O this and O-O that, causing a general dilution of the concepts. 
  The words flow so continuously from the loudspeakers — object, 
  class, polymorphism... — as to seem familiar, but are the concepts 
  widely understood? Often not." (29.1)
only found one course that I would probably refer to... courses: This has great course notes and projects to implement using object oriented programming.

naner · 2013-02-24 · Original thread
It is priced like a textbook (not that that is an excuse but it is an explanation). The fact that it is a textbooks is likely also why it is highly pirated.

I checked the book out on Amazon[1] and, bizarrely, you can buy it new for $96.89, used for $45.87, and you can "rent" it for $62.79. If I were still in college I would get the $50 copy and try to resell it to a student the following semester for $40 (campus bookstore would probably buy it back for $5). Or if I were a broke student I'd just use the library's reserved copy (you can't check it out but nobody ever took advantage of this when I was at school so it was always available to use at the library).


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