Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 8 February 2001 at 7:30 P.M.
from DCS Corporation
will be speaking on
Applying Object Oriented Measures to Software Projects
at the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland
(Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.)
Snacks and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.
In the last decade, object-oriented development has become the predominant methodology
for developing software. Here software systems are developed as structured collections
of abstract data type implementations. Though certain aspects of traditional software
measures can be applied to object-oriented software, by and large the measurements lose
their original intent and are therefore no longer applicable. The chief reason being that
the properties and relationships among object-oriented software are fundamentally different
from those of functionally developed software. Object-oriented software utilizes the
principles of localization, encapsulation, information hiding, inheritance, and abstraction.
The fundamental module in object-oriented systems is the class. These classes may inherit state
information and relevant operations from other classes, enabling designers to extend the definition
of a class to form a new, related class.
This presentation will describe measures that can be used during development of object-oriented
modules to help identify those that may be error-prone or may require additional
testing to achieve quality goals needed by an organization.
Bill Pritchett is the manager of the Embedded Systems Section for DCS Corporation. At DCS, Mr. Pritchett supports the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in the development of future ground combat vehicles. He is also the Product Development manager of AdaSTAT, a static analysis tool for Ada 95. Mr. Pritchett holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Computer Science from George Washington University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University where he is researching object-oriented metrics for Ada 95. His email address is email@example.com.
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updated 1 February 2001