Validated Designs for Object-oriented Systems by John FitzgeraldValidated Designs for Object-oriented Systems by John Fitzgerald

Validated Designs for Object-oriented Systems

byJohn Fitzgerald, Peter Gorm Larsen, Paul Mukherjee

Paperback | October 13, 2010

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Object-oriented design methods are commonplace in computing systems development, but are often dismissed as 'boxes & arrows'. If systems developers are to gain full advantage from such methods, they should be able to achieve designs that are not merely the subject of heated argument, but can be improved by careful, rigorous & machine-supported analysis.

This book describes an object-oriented design approach that combines the benefits of abstract modelling with the analytic power of formal methods, to give designs that can be rigorously validated & assured with automated support.

Aimed at software architects, designers & developers as well as computer scientists, no prior knowledge of formal methods is assumed. The elements of functional modelling are introduced using numerous examples & exercises, industrial case studies & experience reports. Industry-strength tools support the text. Go to to download free-of-charge VDMTools Lite, which gives the possibility to try out examples from the book

Title:Validated Designs for Object-oriented SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:404 pagesPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849969434

ISBN - 13:9781849969437

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Table of Contents

I - Models and Software Development Introduction Building a Model in VDM++: an Overview VDM++ Tool Support II - Modelling Object-oriented Systems in VDM++ Defining Data Defining Functionality Modelling Unordered Collections Modelling Ordered Collections Modelling Relationships III - Modelling in Practice: Three Case Studies Model Structuring: The Enigma Cipher Combining Views: The CSLaM System TradeOne: From Enterprise Architecture to Business Application IV - From Models to Code Concurrency in VDM++ Model Quality Implementing in Java A - Solutions to exercises Bibliography List of Acronyms Subject Index Definitions Index