Advances in Object-Oriented Data Modeling (Cooperative Information Systems) by Michael P. Papazoglou, Stefano Spaccapietra, Zahir Tari
The MIT Press | October 2, 2000 | English | ISBN: 0262161893 | 393 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Until recently, information systems have been designed around different business functions, such as accounts payable and inventory control. Object-oriented modeling, in contrast, structures systems around the data–the objects–that make up the various business functions. Because information about a particular function is limited to one place–to the object–the system is shielded from the effects of change. Object-oriented modeling also promotes better understanding of requirements, clear designs, and more easily maintainable systems.