Component Oriented Programming
I can't remember where I heard it recently, but I was moved by a simple piece of advice to "follow the market". Essentially, one can't resist the market forces. What the people want, do that. It's kind of like "if you can't beat them, join them," but in a business sense regarding the optimal tactic of adopting trends and resisting the urge to subvert them.
Who knows how long COP will live, or whether it will be more popular than OOP. Components are not as flexible as objects, since they are always tied to the idea of a DOM in some sense. But it's futile to resist the market if you want to come out on top.
This isn't a moral dilemma. It's a programming paradigm for building web apps.
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