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Object-Oriented Programming Concepts

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In Object-Oriented Concepts, we will introduce the core concepts behind modern, object-oriented, programming. We will discuss objects, classes, messaging, inheritance, polymorphism, and more. As with Fundamentals of Programming, we will illustrate the concepts using the Python language, but they will be portable to other object-oriented programming languages.


  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Concepts and Design
    • This module will introduce the core concepts of Object-Oriented Programming, and will briefly contrast a procedural, structured, programming approach with an object-oriented approach.
  • Object-Oriented Concepts
    • This module will delve more deeply into object-orientation, discussing classes, objects, encapsulation, messaging, inheritance, polymorphism, and other relationships.
  • Visual Modeling with UML
    • This module gives an overview of UML, and looks more closely at the UML Class Diagram, which is used in many LearnQuest courses.
  • Object-Oriented Development
    • This module starts by discussing a process of going from design documents to object-oriented code, and concludes by taking our objects to the network, so that we finish with distributed solutions built from objects.

Taught by

Noel J. Bergman


4.6 rating at Coursera based on 106 ratings

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