A popular buzzword that can mean different things depending on how it is being used. Object-oriented programming (OOP) refers to a special type of programming that combines data structures with functions to create re-usable objects (see under object-oriented programming). Object-oriented graphics is the same as vector graphics.
Otherwise, the term object-oriented is generally used to describe a system that deals primarily with different types of objects, and where the actions you can take depend on what type of object you are manipulating. For example, an object-oriented draw program might enable you to draw many types of objects, such as circles, rectangles, triangles, etc. Applying the same action to each of these objects, however, would produce different results. If the action is Make 3D, for instance, the result would be a sphere, box, and pyramid, respectively.
- object-oriented graphics
The representation of graphical objects, such as lines, arcs, circles, and rectangles, with mathematical formulas. This method of describing objects enables the system to manipulate the objects more freely. In an object-oriented system, for example, you can overlap objects but still access them individually, which is difficult in a bit-mapped system. Also, object-oriented images profit […]
- Object-Oriented Programming
A type of programming in which programmers define not only the data type of a data structure, but also the types of operations (functions) that can be applied to the data structure. In this way, the data structure becomes an object that includes both data and functions. In addition, programmers can create relationships between one […]
Short for object role modeling, a conceptual database design methodology that allows the user to express information as an object and explore how it relates to other information objects.
A lexically scoped interpreted programming language that supports distributed object-oriented computing. Obliq computations can roam over the network, while maintaining network connections. In Obliq, there are no class hierarchies as every object is potentially and transparently a network object. An object may become accessible over the network either by the negotiation of a name server […]
In computers and technology the term obsolete means the hardware is no longer in use, even though it may still be in working order. It is a term associated with outdated designs that are no longer supported by the manufacturer.