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Classical Definition of OOP

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm which tries to emulate real world problems using the abstract concept of ‘objects’ as a data structure which can be mutated and referenced.

There is no dictionary definition of the phrase OOP, but we can refer to Wikipedia’s summary to glean a semi-‘official’ account of its use:

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm based on the concept of "objects", which can contain data and code: data in the form of fields (often known as attributes or properties), and code, in the form of procedures (often known as…

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"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?'...I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." - Charles Babbage (1864): Inventor of the Analytical Engine (the originator of digital computing)

Functional Programming defines another programming paradigm of the ‘declarative’ (as opposed to imperative) type of programming approaches defined within Computer Science.

This article explores functional programming for beginners, using the highly popular JavaScript ES6 language for reference.

In short, functional approaches to programming are…

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