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Object-Oriented Programming Basics: What is in a Class?

EDITORIAL NOTE : This article was published briefly back in 2016 and quickly set back to draft because I wasn't happy with its contents. It is a shame that it was taking me three years to revisit this topic and work on a new and improved version. At least, I'm hoping it will be to the liking you the reader. Keep in mind that the opening paragraph will still read as if I just wrote it for my (former) students at Texas Wesleyan. I started working on lecture on the topic of Object-Oriented (OO) Programming by gathering some material, old and new, when I realized this might be good and simple post for my second attempt at blogging. To be completely honest, in the 8 hours I spent collecting information and preparing material for this week's lecture, I realized I still made some of the mistakes I am about to blog about. I am actually hoping I can write a series of postings regarding Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). But to do so, I must start from the very beginning.

Java Keywords (Part IV): Classes and Objects

This is not a break in my Java Keyword series. This is a continuation of the series that focuses in two things. The first part will focus on the anatomy of a class, which I have covered (somewhat) already. The second part focuses in the concept of a class constructor. Lastly, and as a related topic to that second part is how to invoke class constructors and explains what happens when this occurs (which I have somewhat covered already). View this article as a way to tie loose ends before moving on to other topics. In the end, I will wrap up the keywords class and the new operator. Java keyword list abstract continue for new switch assert default goto * package synchronized boolean do if private this break double implements protected throw byte else import public throws case enum instanceof return transient catch extends int short try char final interface static void class finally long strictfp volatile