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Object-oriented methods. (English) Zbl 0754.68042
Amsterdam etc.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Group. XV, 424 p. (1991).
The objective of the book is to provide a clear, accessible introduction to object-oriented methods. The reader can find here answers to the questions like: What are suitable applications? What are the benefits and likely costs? What are the links to other areas of Information Technology? Unlike many other books on object-orientation this one does not trouble the reader with a great deal of material on the syntax of particular object-oriented programming languages; it provides a reasonably detailed understanding of those aspects not related to programming in a particular language, that is design, analysis, databases and philosophy of object-oriented programming. The author propagates the view that object-orientation, artificial intelligence and data modelling together (rather than separately) will address the central issues of Information Technology in 1990s.
The primary audience of the book are software engineers, consultants, or generally all the practitioners working in Information Technology. In the academic domain it can be used as an introductory undergraduate course. Researchers will find two original contributions: a new method of object- oriented analysis and a discussion of inheritance under uncertainty.
Reviewer: M.Duží (Praha)

68P15 Database theory
68-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to computer science