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All This “Object” Stuff

For many ColdFusion users, the object-oriented programming (OOP) model is foreign territory, perhaps ominously so. It's frequently considered an advanced topic. Why? Well, other OOP languages like Java are hard to understand, so you'd think the OOP model itself must be hard to understand—right? Wrong. The reputation of object-oriented programming has little to do with the reality of its concepts. Yes, most OOP language implementations are far more complex than CFML, but the concepts behind OOP are actually quite natural and are part of what you do with ColdFusion already.

OOP is a way of developing applications around objects. Objects are not some arcane programming concept—they are simply things. For example, let's look at some of what we know about the things in our movie studio application.


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