Newb question: Could someone please explain Object-Oriented design in laymens?

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    Newb question: Could someone please explain Object-Oriented design in laymens?

    Hello. I'm pretty new here and was just wondering if someone could please explain what Object-Oriented design is in very simple terms.

    Also if you can, based on the title of this Master's Thesis of Computer Science, could you possibly explain what it is about. The title is: "Design of an Object-Oriented Interface for Message-Based Communication".

    Thanks for any help

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    Re: Newb question: Could someone please explain Object-Oriented design in laymens?

    Are you coming to a message board for help with your master's thesis?

    Just curious.

    OOD is the implementation of object oriented programming.

    By definition, objects are anything that take up memory, exceprt for functions (at least in c),

    but object oriented programming for c++(and other languages) is based around user defined types, i.e. structs and classes, to program.

    There's plenty of info on what oop is on this site, ood is just the design of oop. That's where we get the name object oriented design

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    heh, no, I'm only a first year student. But I have an English paper to do where I have to review a Master's thesis in our field that someone has done before. I kind of know what OOD is myself, but I couldn't begin to explain it to another person.

    But thanks for the information! It helps me out

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    I can't believe they make you write thesis' like this for master's degree. It almost seems like a waste of time. They could require you to write a program, but a paper? Must be a state/gov requirement for a master's degree, too bad...

    Anyways, good luck.

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    Terrance, writing a Thesis is not required. How it works is like this:

    For your final semester here (University of Louisville, Speed Scientific Engineering School), you have two choices. You can sign up for classes like any other semester, get more credit hours, and graduate and get your masters. OR, you can choose to take the thesis route. You will have one class, once a week. In it, they will tell you how to write a thesis. What it all entails, what you need, how to get it in front of a review board, and so on. Then you have the entire semester to write your thesis. You just have to attend that class during the week and pass your final review at the end.

    Does that explain some more?

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