Synopses & Reviews
"Mike Blaha and Bill Premerlani have provided a sound step-by-step approach to object-oriented development of database applications. They've taken their industry-leading object method - the Object Modeling Technique (OMT) - and have fine-tuned it into something that easily leads to successful systems." --Michael Jesse Chonoles, Chief of Methodology, Lockheed Martin Advanced Concepts Center
"Our IT organization is standardizing on the OMT methodology . We feel that using this method will foster an engineering culture for software acquisition, development, and maintenance. We will also use the OMT technology for translating the models into implementation of databases. The benefits include: more flexible IT systems, improved responsiveness to business changes, higher quality software, shorter time to market, and lower costs." --Peter W. Dietz, Vice President, Technology, Johnson Controls
- Written by the authors of the groundbreaking book, Object-Oriented Modeling and Design.
- Systematically shows you how to use object-oriented principles to design and implement database applications.
- Introduces many new concepts and ideas that complement the presentation of the OMT methodology.
- Uses the new Unified Modeling Language notation to leverage advances in programming language applications.
- Covers relational databases, object-oriented databases, and files.
- Guides readers through a pedagogical framework composed of key concepts, summaries of important ideas at the end of each chapter, glossary of major definitions at the end of each chapter, and suggested references. A case study is threaded throughout the text with the implementation available on the Web.
This new book refines, customizes, and extends the general Object Modeling Technique (OMT) methodology for the specific subject matter of database applications. By restricting the scope of coverage, the authors are able to present more focused examples and elaborate upon the appropriate methodological steps. The authors present a uniform treatment that addresses files, relational databases, and object-oriented databases.
General OMT methodology to building object-oriented database applications using Unified Modeling Language (UML) is applied in this book. Written from a software engineering perspective, it shows programmers, developers, and software engineers how to build OO database applications.
About the Author
MICHAEL BLAHA received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an alumnus of the GE R&D Center and author of the OMT methodology. For the past several years Dr. Blaha has been an independent consultant and trainer in the areas of modeling, database design, and reverse engineering.
WILLIAM PREMERLANI received his Ph.D. from Renselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and is currently on the staff of the GE R&D Center. He is an author of the OMT methodology and researches applications of database management and object-oriented techniques.
Table of Contents
I. MODELING CONCEPTS. 2. Basic Object Modeling.
3. Advanced Object Modeling.
4. Object Metamodeling.
5. Functional Modeling.
II. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN PROCESS. 6. Process Preview.
9. System Design.
10. Detailed Design.
11. Process Review.
III. IMPLEMENTATION. 12. Files.
13. Relational Databases: Basics.
14. Relational Databases: Advanced.
15. Object-Oriented Databases: Basics.
16. Object-Oriented Databases: Advanced.
17. Implementation Review.
IV. LARGE SYSTEM ISSUES. 18. Distributed Databases.
19. Integration of Applications.
20. Reverse Engineering.
Appendix A. Glossary.
Appendix B. BNF Grammar for the ONN.