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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2006 vol. 23)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 9-11
Rebecca J. Wirfs-Brock , Wirfs-Brock Associates
ABSTRACT
The author introduces several characteristics she ascribes to classes when trying to understand their nature and purpose. Class characterization is a key step of object design. It clarifies at a glance some important aspects of a class?s expected behavior and communicates its design intent to others.
INDEX TERMS
Class, aptronym, role stereotype
CITATION

R. J. Wirfs-Brock, "Characterizing Classes," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 9-11, 2006.
doi:10.1109/MS.2006.43
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