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By luther ·
I am in the retail industry working on an Enterprise Data Warehouse project. This project requires a good deal of C programming and maybe some data modeling. I am extremely interested in the project however, I would like to gain OO design experience. With money and "shop" expertise being an issue, should I convince my manager that C++ and OO is the way to go? If so, how can I go about convincing him?

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by itpreneur In reply to C To C++

Well, first consider budget constraint of the company.
2. if they do not consider budget is not an issue, then explain the benefits of C++. Why do you have to go C++ instead of C, based on the process system?

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by luther In reply to C To C++

That's the point. C will do the job handily. However, how can I turn this into a means for me to get OO design experience without leaving this job. Perhaps, OO opportunities will surface in the future. How did you get into the OO world? Thanks for your response.

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by Prefbid II In reply to C To C++

I think you may need to wait on another project. Transitioning to C++ from C is hard and is always expensive on the very first project that a company undertakes. If C will do the job, then using C++ is not likely to be justifiable.

If you really want to learn C++ take a course at the community college. If you find that it is still a good tool, then you'll be in a position to understand enough to explain it to your boss.

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by luther In reply to C To C++

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to C To C++

Why don't you survey other Enterprise Data Warehouse projects and see how their applications are built. In your investigations find out whether they went with object oriented code or not and what the benefits were, and if it was worth the extra cost. Then, put together a pretty report for your management, and see if they buy the idea. It's not likely that it will happen unless you've done lots of prior investigation and planning.

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