Issue No. 02 - March/April (2006 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2006.43
Rebecca J. Wirfs-Brock , Wirfs-Brock Associates
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.
Class, aptronym, role stereotype
R. J. Wirfs-Brock, "Characterizing Classes," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 9-11, 2006.