Obstacles in Object-Oriented Software Development

Mehmet Aksit, Lodewijk Bergmans

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    Recently, a considerable number of object-oriented software development methods have been introduced to produce extensible, reusable, and robust software. We have been involved in the development of a large number of pilot applications to form our own view on object-oriented methods. Although our experiences confirmed the claims about the benefits of object-oriented methods, we identified a number of important obstacles that are not addressed by current methods. This paper summarizes these obstacles and evaluates them with respect to our pilot applications. The aim of this paper is to make software engineers aware of problems they may encounter during object-oriented development, and to inspire researchers to initiate new research activities.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1145/141937.141965
    Pages (from-to)341-358
    Number of pages18
    JournalSIGPLAN notices
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


    • IR-64957
    • EWI-13386

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