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Object Oriented PHP (Lesson 1: Classes)

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In object-oriented programming, a class is a blueprint for creating objects (a particular data structure), providing initial values for state (member variables or attributes), and implementations of behavior (member functions or methods). The class is a blueprint that defines a nature of a future object.

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Within Object Oriented PHP, classes are generally understood as blue prints, structures, or templates used to model either the real world or software specific concepts.

  • What makes object oriented PHP classes similar to blueprints?
    • How does finding nouns help us make PHP classes?
    • What are PHP class properties?
    • How do you define PHP class properties?
    • What is PHP class behavior?
    • How do you define PHP class behavior?

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