OOPSLA '97 Workshop on
Developing Successful Object-Oriented Frameworks
OOPSLA ’97 -- Atlanta, GA
Todd Hansen, Steven Fraser, Craig Hilsenrath, and Bill Opdyke, organizers
5 October 1997
Pearl Battery Skeleton (early ‘80s)
Smaltalk Battery Framework (‘86-’87)
An object-oriented framework is
a collection of cooperating classes that together define a generic or template solution to a family of domain specific requirements.
Frameworks are often characterized by an inversion of control in which the framework plays the role of a main program in coordinating and sequencing application activity.
Frameworks embody design insight
Patternstell us how to put our reusable pieces together and guide us when designing new ones
Abstract Classes, Frameworks, and Components are those pieces
They embody architectural insight
What lifecycle/people deployment practices work for people?