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Meyer, B. ; EiffelSoft, Goleta, CA, USA

In the future, object technology will not be confined to a niche. Objects will be pervasive; very little serious software will not be object-oriented at least in some way in 1998 and beyond. Object technology isn't a matter of fashion. It's simply that no-one really knows how to tackle the kind of sophisticated systems that our users now want, without using object technology. It's also that no one has found anything better. Since object technology came into prominence a decade ago, pundits have at various times predicted its demise, with the inevitable periodic announcements of the so-called “Object Winter”-an allusion to the “AI Winter” that froze the spread of artificial intelligence in the late 1970s-but winter has not come, and all the signs indicate that spring will continue

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Computer  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 1998

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