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The systems developer’s job went through a transition from builder to integrator. The systems development environment of the late 1990s focused on systems integration. Developers used visual programming environments, such as PowerBuilder or Visual Basic, to design the user interfaces for systems that run on client/server platforms. The database, which may be relational or object-oriented, and which may have been developed using software from firms such as Oracle, Microsoft, or Ingres, resided on the server.

The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a common methodology for systems development in many organizations; it features several phases that mark the progress of the systems analysis and design effort. Every textbook author and information systems development organization uses a slightly different life-cycle model, with anywhere from 3 to almost 20 identifiable phases. the systems development environment ChaPter 1 FIgure 1-2 Systems development life cycle Planning Analysis Maintenance Implementation Design The life cycle can be thought of as a circular process in which the end of the useful life of one system leads to the beginning of another project that will develop a new version or replace an existing system altogether (see Figure 1-2).

In general, the primary task of object-oriented analysis is identifying objects and defining their structure and behavior and their relationships. The primary tasks of object-oriented design are modeling the details of the objects’ behavior and communication with other objects so that system requirements are met, and reexamining and redefining objects to better take advantage of inheritance and other benefits of object orientation. The object-oriented approach to systems development shares the iterative development approach of the Agile Methodologies.

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