Building on Structured Design Techniques in the Object Oriented Environment

Building on Structured Design Techniques in the Object Oriented Environment

H. James Nelson (University of Utah, USA), Kay M. Nelson (University of Utah, USA), Mehdi Ghods (The Boeing Company, USA) and Holly E. Lee (University of Kansas, USA)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-67-4.ch002
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Abstract

The term structured methods refers to a philosophy of software development which emphasizes an adherence to a set of consistent rules or methods throughout a project (Yourdon, 1989). These methods include broad programs such as Systems Development Lifecycles and Methods and Information Engineering as well as individual techniques such as structured programming, data flow diagramming, data modeling, and Object Oriented methodologies. Perhaps the newest, most visible, but least understood of these methodologies are the Object Oriented methods. The specific set of rules or methods that organizations use can come from a variety of sources. Organizations often implement their own methodologies for software development, using tools and techniques borrowed from a variety of formalized methodologies. Commercially produced methodologies are also widely used, usually obtained from software vendors and consultants. The primary objectives of traditional structured methodologies can be summarized as follows: (Martin and McClure, 1988) • Achieve high-quality programs of predictable behavior • Achieve programs that are easily modifiable (maintainable) • Simplify the development process • Control the development process • Speed up system development • Lower the cost of system development

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Chapter 1
Edward R. Sim
The ability to correctly identify system requirements is seen by most Information Systems (IS) researchers and practitioners as essential to the... Sample PDF
Object Oriented Requirements Analysis: Its Challenges and Use
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Chapter 2
H. James Nelson, Kay M. Nelson, Mehdi Ghods, Holly E. Lee
The term structured methods refers to a philosophy of software development which emphasizes an adherence to a set of consistent rules or methods... Sample PDF
Building on Structured Design Techniques in the Object Oriented Environment
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Chapter 3
Samuel K.A. Agyemang
Object oriented technology is still growing and has not yet matured. Many articles have been written on object oriented software development... Sample PDF
Object Oriented Testing in Software Development
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Chapter 4
Jozsef T. Komlodi
Despite its decade long history, object database technology has never entered mainstream system development. In this work, I look at the background... Sample PDF
Technical and Market Viability of Object Database Technology
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Chapter 5
Jane Fedorowicz, Denis Lee
Companies are increasingly requiring that new information systems development projects employ object oriented (OO) analysis, design and programming... Sample PDF
Software Reuse and Object Technology
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Chapter 6
Gretchen Irwin, Chamini Wasalathantry
Object Oriented (OO) technology and software reuse are widely believed to be key ingredients to improving systems development productivity and... Sample PDF
Reuse in Object Oriented Modeling: An Empirical Study of Experienced and Novice Analysts
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Chapter 7
Hernan Cobo, Virginia Mauco
The OO paradigm is the predominant software trend of the 1990s. According to the literature, it provides a unifying model for various phases of... Sample PDF
How to Transform Legacy Systems into Object Oriented Systems
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Chapter 8
Gerold E. Cameron
This chapter will focus on the challenges and issues an organization faces when trying to integrate or migrate their legacy applications with more... Sample PDF
Challenges and Issues to Consider When Upgrading Legacy Applications
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Chapter 9
Alex Podaras
Distributed objects, as applied to the term distributed object oriented systems, can be defined as those objects that have many locations on a... Sample PDF
Understanding Distributed Object Oriented Systems
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Chapter 10
David H. Patton
Tomorrow’s business environment will make it increasingly difficult for businesses to operate efficiently. To gain the needed edge, in the global... Sample PDF
Distributed Object Business Engineering: Digital Legos for the Enterprise
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Chapter 11
Luis F. Proano
This chapter is a review of journals and printed articles published during the last two years. It will give you an idea of the current needs in the... Sample PDF
What Are the Actual Industry Expectations and Needs with Regard to Object Oriented Technology?
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Chapter 12
Robert M. Gittins
The rise of Object Oriented (OO) technologies has been nothing if not spectacular in the past few years. The IT world has witnessed the next... Sample PDF
Business Process Reengineering with Object Oriented Technology: Is the Gamble Worth the Risk?
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