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The impact of object-oriented technology on software quality: Three case histories

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4 Author(s)
Capper, N.P. ; IBM Information Solutions Limited, P.O. Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU, United Kingdom ; Colgate, R.J. ; Hunter, J.C. ; James, M.F.

Techniques to obtain software quality are examined from the experiences of three very different object-oriented projects carried out by IBM Information Solutions Limited in 1991 and 1992. Object-oriented programming systems are sold on the promise of improved productivity from object reuse and a high level of code modularity. Yet it is precisely these aspects that also lead to their greatest benefit, namely improved software quality. In this paper, lessons learned from the three projects are described and compared, indicating approaches to consider in using object-oriented technology.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 1 )