Date of Award
Master of Science
Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
Dr Thomas O'Neill
Dr James Millar
The affinity for reuse within the object-oriented paradigm may enable high levels of productivity; however, gains will become realisable only if a systems developer has access to tools which aid in the selection of classes. A method for object-oriented analysis and design is detailed and its process is assisted by an object-oriented search tool based on reference and corporate library technology. The search tool contributes to the determination of suitable existing inheritable classes and an explanation of its construction and use is included. A practical demonstration of the method, using the search tool, is elaborated. The thesis demonstrates that text retrieval techniques used in modern libraries may be successfully applied to determine suitable classes for the object-oriented paradigm.
Cross, R. H. (1996). A search tool to enhance the selection and utilisation of reusable software modules within the object-oriented paradigm. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/949