I know this course is focused on procedural programming but I've been working through Codecademy's PHP track as a supplement to this course and they've just introduced objects which look like a great method for storing personal information. Are we allowed to use basic object orientated programming techniques for the final project or do we have to stick exclusively to the methods taught by this course? I don't really know much about the differences between the two methods at the moment but I'll definitely be reading more about OOP.
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I suggest you stick with the current approach, especially if you are not familiar with OOP concepts. One reason we follow the procedural route is that OOP concepts are hard to understand if it is taught first. Learn logic doing it in a procedural way, then the step to OOP is much easier.