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Business Objects and Components for Web-Based Information Systems Development

Business Objects and Components for Web-Based Information Systems Development
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Author(s): Dentcho N. Batanov (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand) and Somjit Arch-int (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 5
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch012
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Global competition among today’s enterprises forces their business processes to evolve constantly, leading to changes in corresponding Web-based information systems. Most existing approaches that extend the traditional software engineering to develop Web-based information systems are based on object-oriented methods. Such methods emphasize on modeling individual object behaviors instead of system behavior. This paper proposes the Business Process-Based Methodology (BPBM) for developing such systems by using a business process as a unified conceptual framework for analyzing relationships between a business process and associated business objects, for identifying business activities and designing object-oriented components called business components. These business components can represent more clearly semantic system behaviors than linkages of individual object behaviors. A change made to one business process impacts some encapsulated atomic components within the respective business component without affecting other parts of the system. A business component is divided into parts suitable for implementation of multi-tier Web-based information systems.

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