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Jump to navigation Jump to search Object-oriented software engineering commonly known by acronym OOSE is an object-modeling language and methodology. It is the first object-oriented design methodology to employ use cases to drive software design. It also uses other design products similar to those used by object-modeling technique. After success in the marketplace, other tool vendors also supported OOSE. The Basic OOSE Concepts[ edit ] Object-oriented programming is characterized by 3 main concepts: encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.

Encapsulation relates to the creation of a new entity. Due to encapsulation the data is organized in classes that in their turns consist of objects.

It keeps routines separate, thus helping them avoid conflicts with each other. Inheritance represents part-of relationships between classes and objects.

This feature helps transfer the structure and methods from one class to another. Thus, when adding a new class or step at the bottom of a hierarchy, only those methods and data need to be added that are unique for this step. Everything else will be inherited. Due to polymorphism, objects are handled differently according to their data type or class.

Moreover, even when their exact type is unknown, the procedures can still be added. High-quality results are expected. The development team can be large and distributed.

Most projects add functionality to an existing product. OOSE produced a high level language. The main advantage of object-oriented software engineering is that it helps programmers avoid a lot of routine modifications.

With OOSE, they can just add new object without additional efforts, as new objects will inherit the main features of the existing ones.


Ivar Jacobson

Sounds a lot like refactoring. InSDL became a standard in the telecoms industry. In the emulator I work on, what functionality belongs in the control objects, and what belongs in the entity objects? Still, the object-oriented vs. Similar to component-based design.



After his work at Ericsson, he formalized the language and method he had been working on in his Ph. A majority stake of the company was acquired by Ericsson in , and the company was renamed Objectory AB. When IBM bought Rational in , Jacobson decided to leave, after he stayed on until May as an executive technical consultant. Ericsson[ edit ] In at Ericsson, Jacobson proposed the use of software components in the new generation of software controlled telephone switches Ericsson was developing.


Object-Oriented Software Engineering - OOSE


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