Object-oriented software construction

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Prentice-Hall, 1988 - Computers - 534 pages
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62915-4 The definitive reference on the most important new technology in software! "While the original version of OOSC is a classic, OOSC 2/E is destined to overshadow it and all other general introductions . . . literally an epic work." --James C. McKim, Jr., Hartford Graduate Center "Compelling. Extremely well-written and literate . . . I recaptured that same sense of intellectual excitement I felt reading the first edition for the first time." --Paul Dubois, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Editor, Scientific Programming Dept., Computers in Physics "The definitive tome on Object-Orientation . . . the finest piece of writing and thinking about this vast subject . . . Bertrand has a lot to say of great importance and says it well in this significantly revised book." --Richard Wiener, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Editor, Journal for Object-Oriented Programming A whole generation was introduced to object technology through the first edition of Bertrand Meyer's OOSC. This long-awaited new edition retains the qualities of clarity, practicality and scholarship that made the first an instant best-seller. It has been thoroughly revised and considerably expanded. No other book on the market provides such a breadth and depth of coverage on the most important technology in software development. SOME OF THE NEW TOPICS COVERED IN DEPTH BY THIS SECOND EDITION: Concurrency, distribution, client-server and the Internet. Object-oriented databases, persistence, schema evolution. Design by contract: how to build software that works the first time around. A study of fundamental design patterns. How tofind the classes and many others topics of object-oriented methodology. How to use inheritance well and detect misuses. Abstract data types: the theory behind object technology. Typing: role, issues a

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Contents

Aspects of software quality
3
Modularity
11
Approaches to reusability
27
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

BERTRAND MEYER is one of the pioneers of modern software engineering, whose experience spans both industry and academia. He has led the development of successful O-O products and libraries totaling thousands of classes. His Prentice Hall books include "Object Success" (an introduction to object technology for managers), "Introduction to the Theory of Programming Languages, Eiffel: The Language, Object-Oriented Applications," and "Reusable Software," He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, editor of the Object-Oriented Series, associate member of the applications section of the French Academy of Sciences, chairman of the TOOLS conference series, and editor of the Object Technology department of IEEE Computer.