WIT Press


Object Oriented Design: A Teaching Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940371

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

686 kb

Author(s)

K. Whiteley & M. Merabti

Abstract

Although current Case tool technology offers a range of Object Oriented analysis and design methods, the cost and complexity of such systems often precludes their use in an academic environment. This paper describes the structure of a simple tool for introducing Object Oriented methods to students studying on a degree in Software Engineering. The tool offers two complete phases of the design process. Initially, in conjunction with a component database, the user is able carry out a preliminary identification of objects and operations. These candidate objects can then be assessed against criteria for a "viable" object. Following these stages, an object may be created through a simple form based method. 2 Introduction The increased availability of computer equipment for stude

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