Objects with Perspective

Edited By Waltraud Hackl
July 2004
Delft University Press
ISBN: 9040724644
318 pages, Illustrated, 8 " x 10 "
$99.50 Paper Original

This book is an introduction to the object model of the Perspective-DB ODBMS, designed to support the life-cycle of comprehensive Information Systems. The graphical representation philosophy of Perspective-DB has a major impact on the model. Besides being a tool for analysts, designers and developers, the representation is also the GUI, enabling the end-user to navigate and manipulate a complex system without becoming disoriented, while providing a representation which is both inherent to the application at hand, and based on the type of action to be performed. Besides their traditional role, the model's DDL and DML also encompass the GUI and natural language.

Contents include: Introduction, The Perspective-DB Object Model Foundations, First Order Object Types: Membership, First Order Object Types: Identification, User Views of the Object Model, Applying the Views to the Case Study, Textual Object Management Language, The Meta Domain, Schematic Interaction: Navigation, Schematic Interaction: Instantiation and Manipulation, Tabular Interaction: Forms, Tabular Interaction: Ancillary Views, Query Principles, The GOML Domain, The Language Domain, The Instantiation Domain, The Instance Domain: Set by Query, The Instance Domain: Get by Query, System Building Object Types, Comparison with State of the Art Object Models, UML and ODMG.

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