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Streamlined Object Modeling: Patterns, Rules, and Implementation by Mark Mayfield, Jill Nicola, Mike Abney

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1. Object Modeling

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Soul of an Application

Long before the flashy graphics, the power keystrokes, the server-side backend, and the wireless interface, an application develops a soul of its own indicating its purpose, personality, and promise. Applications slammed together using the latest, most-buzzword–compliant, off-the-shelf technology never have any purpose other than to solve an immediate need. Such a hurried application takes on the multiple personalities of its constituent off-the-shelf solutions, and its promise for the future lies only with those features in its package solutions not yet exploited. By contrast, ...

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