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Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications Using The Booch Method Hardcover – February 15, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0132038379 ISBN-10: 0132038374 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (February 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132038374
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132038379
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A practical, problem-solving approach to the fundamental concepts of Object Oriented Design and their application using C++. This book is written for the "engineer in the trenches". It is a serious guide for practitioners of Object-Oriented design. The style is narrative, and accessible for the beginner, and yet the topics are covered in enough depth to be relevant to the consumate designer. The principles of OOD explained, one by one, and then demonstrated with numerous examples and case studies.

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Using a practical, problem-solving approach -- written from an engineering (rather than a computer science) point of view -- this book teaches the fundamental concepts of object-oriented design and how those concepts can be applied using C++. It provides readers with the tools to deal with larger and more complex projects than they may be used to, and shows how to develop an object-oriented application -- from the early stages of analysis, through the low level design, and into the implementation. Focuses on the practical approaches to software engineering (both in the creation of the logical design, and the physical development environment); highlights traps, pitfalls, and work-arounds in the application of C ++ to OOD; shows how to use the Booch method of OOD (exploring the notation in detail, using it to present the concepts of OOD, and where appropriate, translating the notation into corresponding C++ code); and presents the different forms of object-oriented multiprocessing and the tools and principles of designing object-oriented applications using them. For engineers who want to build software systems in C++ using Object-Oriented Design techniques, and for software engineers who want to learn the nitty gritty details of building Object-Oriented software.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I have used this book in the years since it was first pubished and have reccommended it on numerous occasions.
It tackles the chasm that seperates idealistic design from realistic implementation.
I refer to it no matter which OO design methodology I am using, no matter which OO language a system is being implemented in.
I have found that the difference between the designs of people who exercise the principles of this book and those who don't are noticeable - especially during the design of large systems
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Of course, anyone up on the world of software development can tell that this book is long-in-the-tooth just by the title. Even Grady Booch doesn't use the Booch method anymore.
Robert Martin includes one of the best sections on software metrics you are going to find anywhere. His discussion of coupling is clear and usable. He was a little too zealous when he "defined" representational objects as "not-OO" because they didn't fit on his "main sequence." His main sequence analysis is useful, but he's a little too rigid about it.
His definition of the famous "Open-Closed" principle is obscure, but he makes up for it with copious examples.
I really must praise his Security System example as one of the best thought out examples in the literature. His use case analyses, though, are really not up with the times, and were not very well explained in the first place.
Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of folks writing better books in the time since. For use cases, Check out Alistair Cockburn. For modeling, pretty much anything post 1999 from Rational Software will give you better method introductions. Read this book, though, for examples of how even big projects can be done well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Even if you don't know C++ or use the Booch method, this is the best work I've read on how to engineer software systems. The principles presented in this book apply regardless of computer language or design notation. And, while the book is geared to O-O, those priciples, I think, apply to software design in general. When you finish this book you will think "Of course! Why would you do it any other way?!". Despite over 20 years experience is software design and programming (including 10 in O-O), this book was the "Aha!" moment that made me truely understand how to design and build software systems. I can't reccommend it highly enough. Now, if Martin would just do the same book using Java and UML...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the_sheep on June 10, 2012
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This book is the first attempt by Robert Martin to condense his OO design ideas to one spot. Since this book, he's done two more that have the same topic but use Java and C#. While the other two have far more mature thinking behind them, this book presents a number of topics for people new or hostile to OOP. His later books assume you believe OO is right and true.

- it starts with an argument and explanation for OO
- has a discussion of paradigm differences between OO and other styles
- Explores good C++ style and organization that later works don't.

In short, if you're doing C++ and don't know these concepts, read this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1996
Format: Hardcover
A must have for anyone doing OOA and OOD! If you are
programming in any strongly typed OO language you owe
it to yourself to read this book. Truly excellent!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 1997
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This should be the "second book" you read on OO design, after any of the introductory books.Martin's lucid writing painlessly introduces the reader to "real world" OO analysis and design. The use of iterative design, exploiting the tension between static and dynamic modelling is explained beautifully with detailed examples.Buy,buy,buy!!!
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