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Framework-Based Software Development in C++

By Gregory F. Rogers

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 31, 1997

Table of Contents



1. Overview of Methodology.

What Is a Framework? What Are the Benefits of Using Frameworks? What Is the Difference Between a Horizontal and Vertical Framework? What Is Framework-Based Software Development? What Is the Object Infrastructure?

2. The Standard Template Library (STL).

Getting Started with STL. The Design of STL. Using the string Class. Using STL Container Classes. Adding Your Own Generic Algorithms.

3. Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).

High-Level Overview. The Marriage Between the WWW and CORBA. Using an ORB-An Informal Description. Using an ORB-The Detailed Steps. CORBA and Frameworks. The Impact of CORBA on Modeling Notation. An Example: Event Notification. Common Object Services.

4. ODMG-93: An Object Database Standard.

High-Level Overview. The Role of Object Databases in Frameworks. The Impact of Object Databases on Modeling Notation. Using an ODMG-Compliant Object Database with C++. Example Application Using CORBA and ODMG-93: Security Alarm Reporting.


5. Domain Analysis.

Steps in Domain Analysis. An Example Domain Analysis for “Mail Order”.

6. Framework Design Standard.

Introduction to Design Patterns. Catalog of Design Patterns. Design Rules.

7. Framework Design Metrics.

Inheritance Depth Metric. Inheritance Width Metric. Size Metrics. Framework Reusefulness Metric.

8. Framework Development Procedures.

Designing a Framework. Implementing a Framework. Testing a Framework. Preparing User Documentation.

9. Framework Development Strategies.

Creating a Framework Industry. Reengineering the Development Organization. Putting Together an Application Development Team. Putting Together an Infrastructure Group. Evaluating an Off-the-Shelf Framework. The Economics of In-house Framework Development. Setting Up the Ideal Development Environment. The Project Plan for Developing a Framework. Red Flags.


10. A Horizontal Framework for Workflow.

Facet Analysis: Workflow. Design of the Workflow Framework. Implementation of the Workflow Framework.

11. A Framework for Monitoring Financial Risk.

Domain Analysis: Financial Risk Monitoring. Design of the Risk Monitoring Framework.

APPENDIX A: STL Lint Program.

APPENDIX B: Notation.




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