Functional and Object Oriented Analysis and Design: An Integrated Methodology: An Integrated Methodology

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Functional and Object Oriented Analysis and Design: An Integrated Methodology teaches students of information systems, software engineering, computer science, and related areas how to analyze and design information systems using the FOOM methodology. FOOM combines the object-oriented approach and the functional (process-oriented) approach. It makes a clear distinction between the analysis and design phases, and enables a smooth transition from the former to the latter.

The FOOM methodology is very well structured, providing step-by-step guidelines on what to do and how to do each of the analysis and design activities. Many examples make the learning and utilization of the methodology easy.

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Peretz Shoval is a professor of information systems at the Department of Information Systems Engineering of Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He earned his Ph.D. (Information Systems) from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, where he specialized in expert systems for information retrieval. In 1984, he joined Ben-Gurion University, where he started the information systems program, and later on created and headed the Department of Information Systems Engineering. Prior to moving to academia, Shoval held professional and managerial positions in computer and software companies. Prof. Shoval has published more than a hundred papers in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters, and authored several books on systems analysis and design. Hel has developed methodologies and tools for systems analysis and design, and for conceptual and logical database design. [Editor]
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Jul 31, 2006
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Computers / Information Technology
Computers / Programming / Object Oriented
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