Until now, most books on object-oriented subjects were long on theory and short on application. Of course this, in large part, is due to the fact that object-oriented design is still a relatively new and emerging technology, and many of those involved with it are concerned with establishing the parameters for its use. Nevertheless, exciting new object-oriented applications and techniques are being developed every day, applications that would readily be adapted by professionals in their own systems, if only they knew how.
Designed for use with a capital "U," this book offers a wealth of proven programming strategies and constructs that enable "legacy" (already-exisiting) databases to function within the scope of an object-technology application.
Practical Application of Object-Oriented Techniques to Relational Databases begins with concise coverage of the history of databases and the role of object-oriented databases in today's computer-based information support systems. Next, it provides you with an excellent overview of commercial products on the market and explains how and where they are being used within mainstream data processing.
Donald K. Burleson, has had more than fourteen years experience as a programmer/analyst, database architect, and database administrator. As a consequence, he brings to this book a wealth of insights, tips, and techniques that help steer you safely through the often labyrinthine world of object-oriented databases. He offers rigorous, step-by-step guidelines on database analysis and design, supported by dozens of real-life examples of object techniques as they have been applied to a number of relational databases, including dBase, DB2, ORACLE, and IDMS.
A clearly-written, nuts-and-bolts guide to object-oriented database management for administrators, analysts and database designers, Practical Application of Object-Oriented Techniques to Relational Databases also makes an excellent text for advanced-level database design students.
Shows systems professionals how to apply object-oriented techniques to relational databases—immediately!
This very practical guide was designed for use with a capital "U." It offers systems professionals a wealth of proven programming strategies and constructs that enable legacy databases—databases already in existence—to function within the scope of an object-technology application.
- Dozens of real-life examples
- How to apply object techniques to relational databases, including dBase, DB2, ORACLE, and IDMS
- Part of the Object Management Group Series on Object Technology
The Object Management Group is a nonprofit international corporation dedicated to establishing industry guidelines and object management specification to provide a common framework for distributed application development. Founded in 1989, OMG membership includes over 350 information system vendors, software developers, and users. OMG's first specification, The Common Object Request Broker, is widely regarded as the industry standard for distributed application development. When a Wiley-QED book carries the OMG logo, it means that the book meets OMG requirements for object technology, the de facto industry standard.
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About the Author
DONALD K. BURLESON holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of New Mexico. Currently a database administrator with Lawyers Cooperative Publishing located in Webster, New York, Mr. Burleson has more than fourteen years experience as a programmer/analyst, database architect, and database administrator.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to the Object-Oriented Approach.
Object-Oriented Database Management.
Object-Oriented Database Development.
Complex Many-to-Many and Recursive Class Hierarchies.
Designing Dynamic Class Hierarchies.
Simulating Object-Oriented Databases with Triggers.
Relational Databases and Object-Oriented Databases.
Distributed Object Technology: The New Generation of Distributed Software.
The Future and Evolution of Database Management.
Object-Oriented Databases and Advanced Systems.
Internals of Object-Oriented Databases.
Object-Oriented Database Standards.