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Object-Oriented Software Development: A Practical Guide

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Object-Oriented Software Development: A Practical Guide


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  • includes tips from successful projects using object technology.
  • describes in detail the parts of an iterative process, including how to schedule iterations, what to emphasize, and how to estimate line item durations.
  • includes step-by-step methods to help identify the objects in a problem domain—from developing the solution to a sample application.
  • defines prerequisites, activities and deliverables for all phases of activity from startup to product delivery.
  • describes how to set up an organization to facilitate reuse.


  • Copyright 1993
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 256
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-726928-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-726928-0

This book leads the reader through a detailed, step-by-step process to run a successful project using object technology. KEY TOPICS: It describes an iterative development process for managing object-oriented (O-O) development efforts, an O-O development methodology to develop quality software, and O-O software development phases setting the framework for the entire effort. MARKET: A practitioner's book designed to help those who develop and deliver software systems, it is specifically aimed at development managers, architects, class programmers, application programmers, testers, information developers, and human factors staff.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Iterative Development Process.

3. The O-O Development Methodology.

4. Software Development Phases.

5. Putting It All Together.

Appendix A: References.

Appendix B: Tool References.

Appendix C: Methodology Summary.

Appendix D: Complete ATM Application.

Appendix E: Requirements Specification Outline.

Appendix F: Development Team Roles.

Appendix G: Build Cycle.

Appendix H: Sample Line Item Schedule and Description.

Appendix I: Measurements and Metrics.

Appendix J: Smalltalk Coding Standards.


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