APPENDIX 5

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Categorizing Objects

This chapter focuses on how we categorize objects. As we work towards constructing a software system via the object-oriented paradigm, identifying the object types and their interrelationships becomes very crucial.

The chapter includes:

  • Identifying Object Relationships
  • Fern Diagram
  • Information Topology Chart
  • Object Relationship Diagrams
  • Representing Details About Object Types
  • Avoiding Multiple Inheritance Relationships
  • Top-Down versus Bottom-Up
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

A5.1 Identifying Object Relationships

To identify relationships, you have to know what a relationship is, and what types of relationships ...

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