Is Object Oriented Programming Dead?

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Reconsidered

Matthew Tyson
Oct 31 · 8 min read

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Banana Monkey Jungle Problem

The Diamond Problem

Class WheeledVehicle {
}Class Automobile inherits from WheeledVehicle{
function roll() {
}Class Scooter inherits from WheeledVehicle {
function roll() {
}Class PoweredScooter inherits from Automobile, Scooter{

The Fragile Base Class Problem


Let’s Look at the Real World


class Parent extends React.Component {
render() {
return <div class=”parent”>Parent
}class Child extends React.Component {
render() {
return <div class=”child”>child</div>;


class MyModule {} // Declare a module containing Angular assets
class MyComponent() {}
class MyDirective() {}


export default MyBtn extends Vue {
count = 0;

handleClick() {
console.log('clicked', this.count);
Vue.component('my-btn', {
data() {
return {
text: 'Click me',
methods: {
handleClick() {
render() {
return (
<button class="btn-primary" @click.prevent="handleClick">
{this.$slots.default}(clicked - {{count}})


class Routes {
constructor(){ = 10

Root = (req, res, next) => {

var routes = new Routes();
app.get('/', routes.Root);
Route.prototype._handles_method = function _handles_method(method) {
if (this.methods._all) {
return true;
var name = method.toLowerCase();
if (name === ‘head’ && !this.methods[‘head’]) {
name = ‘get’;
return Boolean(this.methods[name]);};


// — uv_ref, uv_unref counts are managed at this layer to avoid needless
// js/c++ boundary crossing. At the javascript layer that should all be
// taken care of.

So, All in All

Making tech choices based on how we feel about something vs. how it performs for a given purpose

Everything in life got its purpose,

find it’s reason,

in every season.

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