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A Student Guide to Object-Oriented Development by Jill Doake, Carol Britton

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Introduction

Learning outcomes

The material and exercises in this chapter will enable you to:

•. Describe the concept of a system life cycle and the main features of traditional and object-oriented approaches

•. Describe the principal characteristics of the Rational Unified Process

•. Explain how models are used in system development

•. Recognize features of the Unified Modelling Language

•. Get to know the Wheels case study, which is the source of examples and exercises in the book.

Key words that you will find in the glossary:

• analysis

• component

• deliverable

• design

• development method

• framework

• implementation

• incremental development

• iteration

• milestone

• object

• Object Management Group (OMG)

• prototyping

• Rational ...

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