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Author Girou, Mike ♦ Cline, Marshall ♦ Berg, William
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract This article describes some of the lessons learned when a team of 150 developers with a minimal prior exposure to object-oriented (OO) technology undertook a large development project. Team members became proficient in OO design, using C++ as an OO language rather than just using C++ as a better C, and developed IBM's RISC version of the AS/400 and System/36 operating systems from 1992 to 1994 in Rochester, Minnesota. The project contains 14,000 thousand classes, 90,000 thousand methods, and 2 million lines of C++ integrated into 20 million lines of total code. The result of their efforts was the development of a product that is being used daily by a substantial international customer base.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 10
Page Count 11
Starting Page 54
Ending Page 64


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Source: ACM Digital Library