Chapter 1: Preparing to Take the First Step.- Chapter 2: The Elements of Object-Oriented Programming.- Chapter 3: Encapsulation.- Chapter 4: Abstraction.- Chapter 5: Inheritance.- Chapter 6: Polymorphism.- Chapter 7: Interfaces.- Chapter 8: Welcome to Objectropolis.- Chapter 9: Introduction to Unified Modeling Language - UML.- Chapter 10: Design Patterns.- Chapter 11: Singleton Design Pattern.- Chapter 12: Strategy Design Pattern.- Chapter 13: Observer Design Pattern.- Chapter 14: Factory Design Patterns.- Chapter 15: Adapter Design Pattern.- Chapter 16: Decorator Design Pattern.- Chapter 17: Chain of Responsibility Design Pattern.- Chapter 18: Iterator Design Pattern.- Chapter 19: Template Method Design Pattern.- Chapter 20: Command Design Pattern.- Chapter 21: Null Object Pattern.- Chapter 22: State Design Pattern.- Chapter 23: Lazy Initialization Technique.- Chapter 24: Flyweight Design Pattern.- Chapter 25: Memento Design Pattern.- Chapter 26: Visitor Design Pattern.- Chapter 27: Design Anti-Patterns.- Chapter 28: Solidifying Robust Design Habits.- Chapter 29: Where No One Has Gone Before.- Chapter 30: Appendix A: Comparison of Capabilities Between Function Groups and Classes.- Chapter 31: Appendix B: Requirements Documentation and ABAP Exercise Programs.-
James E. McDonough received a degree in music education from Trenton State College. After teaching music for only two years in the New Jersey public school system, he spent the past 35 years as a computer programmer while also maintaining an active presence as a freelance jazz bassist between New York and Philadelphia. Having switched from mainframe programming to ABAP 20 years ago, he now works as a contract ABAP programmer designing and writing ABAP programs on a daily basis. An advocate of using the object-oriented programming features available with ABAP, he has been teaching private ABAP education courses over the past few years, where his background in education enables him to present and explain complicated concepts in a way that makes sense to beginners.