Object-oriented Design Heuristics

Wouldn't you like to have a seasoned OO design expert looking over your shoulder, critiquing your work, and giving advice on how to improve it? Here are 60 language-independent guidelines for evaluating the quality and integrity of object-oriented designs that will help you pinpoint where your design needs help and how to improve it. The guidelines range from such topics as classes and objects (with emphasis on their relationships) to physical object-oriented design. In particular, you will gain an understanding of the synergy between design heuristics, which can highlight a problem, and design patterns, which can provide the solution.

Here are 60 language-independent guidelines for evaluating the quality and integrity of object-oriented designs that will help you pinpoint where your design needs help and how to improve it.