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critical comparison of three user interface architectures in object-oriented design

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1999
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Frameworks for the development of object-oriented, user interactive applications have been examined. Three alternate approaches have been explored; the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach, the MVC++ approach and the Presentation-Abstraction-Control (PAC) approach. For the purpose of assessing the approaches, a simple engineering application was selected for object-oriented analysis using the three techniques. The utility of each technique was compared on the basis of complexity, extensibility and reusability. While the approaches aim to provide reusable user interface components and extensibility through incorporation of an additional class, only MVC++ and PAC truly achieve this goal, although at the expense of introducing additional messaging complexity. It was also noted that, in general, decoupling of the GUI classes, while providing increased extensibility and reusability, increases the inter-object messaging requirement.
Title: A critical comparison of three user interface architectures in object-oriented design.
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Name(s): Walls, David Paul.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Fernandez, Eduardo B., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 80 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Frameworks for the development of object-oriented, user interactive applications have been examined. Three alternate approaches have been explored; the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach, the MVC++ approach and the Presentation-Abstraction-Control (PAC) approach. For the purpose of assessing the approaches, a simple engineering application was selected for object-oriented analysis using the three techniques. The utility of each technique was compared on the basis of complexity, extensibility and reusability. While the approaches aim to provide reusable user interface components and extensibility through incorporation of an additional class, only MVC++ and PAC truly achieve this goal, although at the expense of introducing additional messaging complexity. It was also noted that, in general, decoupling of the GUI classes, while providing increased extensibility and reusability, increases the inter-object messaging requirement.
Identifier: 9780599540767 (isbn), 15747 (digitool), FADT15747 (IID), fau:12501 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): User interfaces (Computer systems)
Object-oriented methods (Computer science)
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