From the Publisher
Object programmers can now learn how to get faster results using the strategies and patterns (templates) uncovered in this book. Without them, however, the much-needed expertise is only acquired by trail-and- error. Using sufficiently detailed, real-life examples, this book/disk package shows how to build effective object models--using applications that occur in nearly every industry. Presents six chapter- length application examples of how effective, real-life object-models are build--e.g., point-of-sale, warehousing, order-processing, data acquisition and control, and sensors and diverters. Each application reveals specific "how-to" strategies (101 total) and patterns (22 total) that will help readers develop an intuitive feel for building object models. The diskette features an on-line verison of the strategies and patterns summary (in the form of a Windows help file); as well as C++ course files, illustrating a reasonable (but not the only way) to implement each pattern.
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About the Author
David North is a writer and editor who has been promoting sustainability and ethical trade for many years. In 2007 he created the first handbook of sustainable procurement for schools, then went on to co-create Sustained magazine and edit the Ethical Junction website and newsletter. He is passionate about cycling, once working as a cycle courier, then commuting to work by bicycle over two decades. He has also undertaken several trans-European cycle tours.
JILL NICOLA is an independent software consultant in Houston, TX who has worked in object-oriented software for over 15 years as a programmer, mentor, modeler, and architect. She specializes in helping organizations apply object techniques to develop strategies and model business processes, and co-authored "Object-Oriented Programming" with Peter Coad.
MARK MAYFIELD is the Object Guru at Chelsea Market Systems in Houston, TX. A leading authority on object modeling patterns, he has created hundreds of object models in a wide range of commercial environments, and co-authored "Object Models: Strategies, Patterns, & Applications" and "Java Design" with Peter Coad.
MIKE ABNEY is a Senior Java Developer at Chelsea Market Systems in Houston, TX who has performed many roles in software development, including analysis, user interface and software architecture design, coding, and project management.