Volume 1

Volume 1, Number 30

December 27, 2003

16 pages938 K bytes

A Brief Tutorial in Traditional vs. OO Programming Using Java

Richard A. Johnson
Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO, 65804

Abstract: Object-orientation (OO) is a relatively recent approach to addressing problems in systems development. However, OO is viewed by many as difficult to learn. This paper discusses how object-oriented programming is taught at one university and directly compares, through the use simple, straightforward examples, the traditional and OO methods of programming using the Java language. The paper demonstrates that in many important ways, OO is definitely superior to traditional methods, yet simple to understand.

Keywords: object-orientation, object-oriented programming, structured programming, systems development

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Recommended Citation: Johnson (2003). A Brief Tutorial in Traditional vs. OO Programming Using Java. Information Systems Education Journal, 1 (30). http://isedj.org/1/30/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §3522. ISSN: 1542-7382.)