Shlaer-Mellor


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Shlaer-Mellor

An object-oriented analysis and design method developed by Sally Shlaer and Stephen Mellor. The method is applied by partitioning the system into domains. Each domain is analyzed, and the analysis is verified by simulation. A translation method is specified, and the domain models are translated into the object-oriented architecture of the target system.
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Other important methods included Fusion, Shlaer-Mellor, and Coad-Yourdon.
The technique is used in the Shlaer-Mellor method to represent object communications.
Moore machines are used in the Shlaer-Mellor method for the specification of object behavior (Appendix B.1).
Additional information on the Shlaer-Mellor method is given by Lang [1993], Shlaer and Mellor [1989], and Shlaer and Lang [1996].
Just like ADFDs in the Shlaer-Mellor method (Appendix B.1) the DFD introduces a functional decomposition into the model.
Octopus borrows the domain concept of the Shlaer-Mellor method to define subsystems.
The Shlaer-Mellor method: The OOA96 report, version 1.0.
He has been actively involved in over 60 object-oriented projects in several companies using Shlaer-Mellor, Colbert, OMT, use-case approach, design patterns, frameworks, among others.
35-47), David Monarchi and Gretchen Puhr compare several methods for object-oriented analysis and design, including the Shlaer-Mellor method.
The Shlaer-Mellor approach has been described and discussed in a number of articles by ourselves and by others.
Thus, while we agree that integration of models is an area for further development in many of the current methods, the Shlaer-Mellor method has already addressed this issue.