By David WestPublished by Microsoft Press (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780735619654)In OBJECT THINKING, esteemed object technologist David West contends that the mindset makes the programmernot the tools and techniques. Delving into the history, philosophy, and even politics of object-oriented programming, West reveals how the best programmers rely on analysis and conceptualizationon thinkingrather than formal process and methods. Both provocative and pragmatic, this book gives form to whats primarily been an oral tradition among the fields revolutionary thinkersand it illustrates specific object-behavior practices that you can adopt for true object design and superior results. Gain an in-depth understanding of:Prerequisites and principles of object thinking.Object knowledge implicit in eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile software development.Object conceptualization and modeling.Metaphors, vocabulary, and design for object development.Learn viable techniques for:Decomposing complex domains in terms of objects.Identifying object relationships, interactions, and constraints.Relating object behavior to internal structure and implementation design.Incorporating object thinking into XP and Agile practice.Superb Reading Features* Full book text search* Several fonts and themes to choose from* Built-in dictionary* The ability to add annotations* Landscape view* Extensive cross-referencing and working hyperlinks* Zoom function for images and screenshotsAbout LexcycleLexcycle is the creator of Stanza Bookbinder which was used to create this standalone book application. Stanza Bookbinder is based on the popular iPhone Ebook reading application, Stanza. For more information about Stanza, visit www.lexcycle.com.