Object Oriented Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges

Object Oriented Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges

Rick Gibson (American University, USA)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 222
ISBN13: 9781878289674|ISBN10: 1878289675|EISBN13: 9781930708709|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-67-4


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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Object Oriented Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges"Very practical. The transformation of legacy to object systems and industry expectations of object technology are well documented.""Technology oriented. Structured design, object oriented modeling, object oriented testing, and business process reengineering are explained well.""Good collection of multiple perspectives on various aspects of object technology. Good coverage of a spectrum of object oriented technology."

– Girish Subramanian

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.