Learn how to develop better object-based systems from the best-in-class object-based applicationsSince 1992 Computerworld and the Object Management Group have teamed up each year to sponsor a competition to select the best-in-class object technology practices in a range of categories. Now The Object Technology Casebook offers you an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the experiences of the winners.Paul Harmon and William Morrissey provide detailed case profiles of the finalists in both the 1994 and 1995 competitions. For each, they describe the application, discuss the role object technology played, and offer practical information about the development process. You'll learn about the approach the developers took to create an object-oriented application, the problems and pitfalls they encountered along the way, and the often ingenious solutions they devised to deal with those problems. Categories covered include the best object-based application using non-object tools; the best object-oriented distributed applications; the best use of object technology to integrate legacy systems; the best enterprise-wide or large-system object-oriented applications; the best application implementing reusable components; the application that best demonstrates the cost/benefit of using object technology; and more.The authors also supply you with a handy matrix that helps you to cross-match specific applications with problems you are currently interested in. The matrix lists all of the applications and provides valuable information on the products and techniques used in each case, as well as the demonstrable benefits derived from using an object-oriented solution.Tap into the best minds in the business, and learn how to develop better object-oriented systems with The Object Technology Casebook.