Object-Oriented Software Engineering - (1992)

A Use Case Driven Approach

How can software developers, programmers and managers meet the challenges of the 90s and begin to resolve the software crisis? This book is based on Objectory which is the first commercially available comprehensive object-oriented process for developing large-scale industrial systems. Ivar Jacobson developed Objectory as a result of 20 years of experience building real software-based products. The approach takes a global view of system development and focuses on minimizing the system’s life cycle cost. Objectory is an extensible industrial process that provides a method for building large industrial systems. This revised printing has been completely updated to make it as accessible and complete as possible. New material includes the revised Testing chapter, in which new product developments are discussed.

This book shows how software development can be carried out in a more “industrialized” manner using ObjectOry, a complete environment evolved by the author for the development of large software systems with an object-oriented approach. It relies on three independently developed techniques: conceptual modelling, object-oriented programming, and a block-oriented design technique developed within telecommunications. Suitable for self-study or classroom use, the book is divided into three sections: an introduction to system development and the requirements of an industrial process; the use of object-orientation in the different phases of system development, using ObjectOry; and applications with ObjectOry. Thus, the book presents a coherent picture of how to use object-orientation in system development in a way which makes it accessible to both practitioners in the field and students with no previous knowledge of system development.

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