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Object Oriented Programming organizes programming logic around objects instead of processes. Some widely used third generation; object-oriented programming languages include C++, Java, and Smalltalk. In OOP, data, and the processes that can be performed on the data, are combined into an object. Objects with similar characteristics may be combined into something called a class. (AXIA College of University of Phoenix. 2008)

When an OOP programmer creates a class and wants to categorize certain files a sub-class is created. Sub-classes inherit all the characteristics and processes from the original class file that it is derived from. Inheritance a powerful features of OOP. Once a programmer creates the subclass, she can add to or change the characteristics and processes to meet the needs of the subclass. (AXIA College of University of Phoenix. 2008)

• First Generation Programming is a machine language. It only understands zeros and ones, so we say machine languages are binary.

• Second Generation Programming is also called assembly languages; it uses simple words in place of zeroes and ones. The programmer associates each assembly language statement with a specific machine language command.

• Third Generation Programming uses source codes that could then convert into machine language. A special computer program, called a compiler, would handle the conversion. A compiler

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