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Name: What is OOP and Why Should I Care?
ID: m34442
Language: English (en)
Summary: A very brief introduction to the concepts of object-oriented programming with descriptions of encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Includes two new custom components that will run in the Flash player plugin.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: actionscript, encapsulation, flash, inheritance, object, polymorphism, programming
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)
Copyright Holders: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)
Maintainers: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (Baldwin@DickBaldwin.com)

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: May 14, 2010 11:27 am +0000
Last revision to module: May 19, 2010 11:42 pm +0000

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Version History

Version: 1.3 May 19, 2010 11:42 pm +0000 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Changes:
Changes to improve PDF quality.

Version: 1.2 May 16, 2010 10:52 am +0000 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Changes:
Update section headers

Version: 1.1 May 15, 2010 10:19 pm +0000 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Changes:
Initial publication

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