Object Oriented View LO7115

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
01 May 96 20:32:02 EDT

Replying to LO7057 -- was A global possibility ...

>RE OO mapping,
>Pardon my general ignorance re OO mapping, but I have used a lot of flow
>charting, process mapping and systems mapping. My experience has always
>been that the users gain a lot of insight from any mapping tool. Can
>anyone comment on the inherent value of one tool over another?
> Rol Fessenden -- LL Bean, Inc. -- 76234.3636@compuserve.com

To the extent that the objects being dealt with are directly related to
the business objects used to run the business, then the avoidance of a
step of translation adds value and reduces errors in interpretation.

For example, "post interest to account" means something to a banker, while
the OO implementation would be to send a message to the interest object
which identifies post and account as relevant content. If the account is a
savings account, it is credited, whereas if it is a loan account, it is
debited. The actions defined are similar to what happens when people do
it. The documentation defines the business action IF the OO is done


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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