WIT Press


Improving Software Development The Object-oriented Way

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970281

Volume

17

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,281 kb

Author(s)

R. Cunis

Abstract

This paper focuses on the impact of object-oriented methods on software process improvement. It is shown that object technology in itself is a paradigm that supports improvement to a degree, that other programming paradigms can't: "Objects" extend the notion of well-structuredness, replicability and reusability of results to software products themselves. These insights are gained from a Process Improvement Experiment, ESSI Project N°21411 (MAZ-PIE). in the context of the European Systems & Software Initiative's (ESSI) "Software Best Practice" program. The experiment is concerned with improving the software development process by using computer-based methodologies and tools for object-oriented analysis and design, reuse management, and configuration management. It is performed in the framework of

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