Object Oriented Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges: Opportunities and Challenges

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Gibson, Rick
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jul 1, 1999 - Computers - 222 pages

The continual evolution of object oriented technologies creates both opportunities and challenges. However, despite the growing popularity of object oriented technology, there are numerous issues that have contributed to its inability to firmly entrench itself and take over for the older, proven technologies. Object oriented technology's image problem has created a highly difficult decision making process for corporations considering widespread adoption of these technologies.

Object Oriented Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges addresses concerns, opportunities and technology trends in the application of object oriented technologies. The chapters of this book were selected to represent a variety of perspectives concerning the present and future of this broad sub-field of software development.

 

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Contents

Object Oriented Requirements Analysis Its Challenges and Use
1
Building on Structured Design Techniques in the Object Oriented Environment
25
Object Oriented Testing in Software Development
43
Technical and Market Viability of Object Database Technology
58
Software Reuse and Object Technology
77
Reuse in Object Oriented Modeling An Empirical Study of Experienced and Novice Analysts
89
How to Transform Legacy Systems into Object Oriented Systems
114
Challenges and Issues to Consider When Upgrading Legacy Applications
137
Understanding Distributed Object Oriented Systems
150
Distributed Object Business Engineering Digital Legos for the Enterprise
166
What Are the Actual Industry Expectations and Needs with Regard to Object Oriented Technology?
181
Business Process Reengineering with Object Oriented Technology Is the Gamble Worth the Risk?
201
About the Authors
216
Index
220

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Rick Gibson is an Associate Professor at the American University in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. His research has been focused on global software development and software process improvement.

Dr. Gibson has over 20 years of software engineering and management experience. He has managed major projects in support of commercial, government and educational organizations for development of computer applications. He has trained project teams around the globe in project management, defect prevention, quality metrics, ISO 9000, and Y2K remediation. Dr. Gibson's background includes system development using structured and object oriented software development methodologies. As a Software Engineering Institute authorized lead evaluator, he conducted software evaluations of over forty different software development organizations. He has extensive experience in the development of process improvement and corrective action plans for evaluated organizations.

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