WIT Press


Robust And Portable Software Design And Implementation Based On An Object-oriented Database Interface

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940282

Volume

9

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,358 kb

Author(s)

P. Heinckiens, H. Tromp & G. Hoffman

Abstract

Robust and portable software design and implementation based on an object-oriented database interface P. Heinckiens, H. Tromp & G. Hoffman Department of Information Technology, University of Ghent, St. Pietersnieuwstraat 1±1, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium ABSTRACT An object-oriented database interface is presented and it is shown how it can be used to design and implement robust and portable software systems of a high degree of quality. It hides the underlying data storage from the application developer and allows him to model his problem domain and to design the application at a much higher level of abstraction Persistent objects can be treated in exactly the same way as temporary objects and persistent class hierarchies can be designed. The practical use of the database interface is also illustrated : a general purpose data management and entry system is presented, which also hides the graphical user interface. INTRODUCTION Due to the ever growing user requir

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