Are there any parallels between object-oriented system development and other branches of engineering?

A. Mayes, C. Britton

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    Abstract

    The task of a software developer is to produce systems which can adapt to changing requirements. Object-oriented methods attempt to manage the complexity of the system by using encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism to build a modular system. In this paper, civil engineering and production engineering have been studied to identify any existing parallels between their designs and those of object-oriented systems with specific attention paid to the reuse of components. Production engineering was found to provide more parallels than civil engineering.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Publication series

    NameUH Computer Science Technical Report
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Volume139

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