First published in 1992, this volume explores the use of object oriented methods which is forecast to grow rapidly, with their flexibility and facility to overcome some of the inadequacies of relational databases. This timely book reviews their potential in the data management context.
It examines the impact of object oriented techniques on the practice of data management including data analysis, database design, database administration and DBMS operation. The main emphasis of the book is on practical experience of developing and applying 00 methods in the most popular application areas. Its four parts covering the background to object technology, the products, the applications and the implications.
Part 1. The Background to Object Technology. 1. The Object Oriented Approach and its Relevance to Data Management. Roger Tagg. 2. Object Technology: Making Applications Interoperable in a Distributed Environment. Christopher Stone. 3. Making Objects Stick. John Daniels and Steve Cook. Part 2. Object Management – the Products. 4. A Survey of Object Oriented Database Systems. R.W. Thearle. 5. Towards an Object Oriented Database – a Relational View. Carlos Miguens. 6. The ONTOS Object Database. Tim Andrews. What Should Go into an OODBMS Product (and Why There is No Simple Answer!). Elizabeth Oxborrow.