Object-oriented versus conventional software development: A comparative case study

W. Pree, G. Pomberger

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Although object-oriented programming techniques have evolved into an accepted technology with recognized benefits for software development, profound qualitative and quantitative comparisons of conventional (module-oriented) and object-oriented systems are missing. We derive statements about qualitative and quantitative differences between conventional module-oriented and object-oriented software systems from the construction of a prototyping tool which was implemented in Modula-2 as well as in C++ (based on an object-oriented application framework). We also discuss the most striking reusability problems of object-oriented software building blocks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1-5
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalMicroprocessing and Microprogramming
Issue number1-5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1992
Externally publishedYes


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