Due to poor software design, software products typically incur substantial cost overruns during the maintenance phase of the life cycle. Use of modern software engineering principles (e.g., information hiding and abstraction) can i mprove the design of a product and, hence, reduce the effort associated with the maintenance phase of a product. Object-oriented design (OOD) is a tool which embodies these software engineering principles. This paper first presents the concepts of 00D and how it is used. A design example involving a programmable temperature controller is presented utilizing 00D and is then compared to a top-down design approach. Conclusions are then drawn as to the benefits of an object-oriented design when maintaining a product.
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Linton, Darrell G.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Storma, Susan Muriel, "Utilizing object-oriented design to reduce the effort expended on the maintenance phase of a software project" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4345.