Date Added: Dec 2009
Managers and developers adopt object-oriented techniques, not for the benefits of the new technology, but for protection against the weaknesses of the old technology. They are usually seeking refuge from the overwhelming complexity and rigidity of first-generation client server technology. Whether they actually find a safe haven depends very much on whether they master the new architecture. The experience it relate in this paper comes from direct participation and first-hand observation of O-O projects at several large insurance companies, two telecommunication giants, and a leading multi-national financial services firm.