Object Orientation with Parallelism and Persistence / Edition 1

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Inter- and intra-object parallelism have received an increasing amount of attention in the last few years by researchers in the area of object-oriented programming. At first glance, an object is very similar to a process which offers services to other processes and demands services from them. It has, however, transpired that object-oriented concepts cause problems when combined with parallelism. In programming languages, the introduction of parallelism and the synchronization constraints it brings with it can get in the way of code reusability. In databases, the combination of object orientation and parallelism requires e.g. a generalization of the transaction model, new approaches to the specification of information systems, an implementation model of object communication, and the design of an overall system architecture. There has been insufficient communication between researchers in programming languages and in databases on these issues. Object Orientation With Parallelism and Persistence grew out of a Dagstuhl Seminar of the same title in April 1995 whose goal it was to put the new research area "object orientation with parallelism" on an interdisciplinary basis. Object Orientation With Parallelism and Persistence will be of interest to researchers and professionals working in software engineering, programming languages, and database systems.
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Papers from an April 1995 seminar integrate research in programming languages and databases, focusing on object orientation with parallelism. Subjects include an object-based language, correct transformational design of concurrent search structures, specification and properties of concurrent objects, co-algebraic specification, a unified theory for classical and advanced transaction models, and design and implementation of process-oriented environments with brokers and services. Of interest to researchers and professionals working in software engineering, programming, and database systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

1 Non-Interference Properties of a Concurrent Object-Based Language: Proofs Based on an Operational Semantics 1
2 Correct Transformational Design of Concurrent Search Structures 23
3 Modal-[mu]-Maude: Specification and Properties of Concurrent Objects 43
4 An Object Model for Distributed and Concurrent Programming Based on Decomposition 63
5 Objects and Classes, Co-Algebraically 83
6 Semantic Refinement of Concurrent Object Systems Based on Serializability 105
7 Unified Theory for Classical and Advanced Transaction Models 127
8 Coordination as Negotiated Transactions 151
9 Role-Based Persistence 175
10 Design and Implementation of Process-Oriented Environments with Brokers and Services 197
11 There's Nothing Like Shared Nothing 217
Index 231
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