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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications, 2nd Edition by Shio Kumar Singh

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CHAPTER15

Object-Oriented Databases

15.1 INTRODUCTION

An object-oriented approach to the development of software was first proposed in the late 1960s. However, it took almost 20 years for object technologies to become widely used. Object-oriented methods gained popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. Throughout the 1990s, object-oriented concept became the paradigm for choice for many software product builders and growing number of information systems and engineering professionals. Now, the object technologies have slowly replaced classical software development and database design approaches.

Object-oriented database (OODB) systems are usually associated with applications that draw their strength from intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUIs), ...

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