Object-oriented programming: The promise and the reality

Jean Scholtz, Shyam Chidamber, Robert Glass, Al Goerner, Mary Beth Rosson, Mike Stark, Iris Vessey

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This article summarizes a workshop organized and conducted by the authors on April 1 and 2, 1993, under the auspices of Portland State University and the Oregon Center for Advanced Technology Education. This workshop provided a uniquely comprehensive and realistic look at the state of the art and practice of object-oriented programming. Issues discussed at the workshop and summarized here include the naturalness of object-oriented technology, reuse potential, programming support and evaluation tools, and the cost of converting to an object-oriented design technology. The findings should be of interest to researchers, organizations, and individuals who are exploring and/or using the object-oriented approach to software development. The article concludes by offering some recommendations for the use of objectoriented technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Systems and Software
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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