Browsing à la carte in object-oriented databasesBrowsing à la carte in object-oriented databases
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Mathematics - Computer Sciences
Individual research mathematics/informatics
The computer journal. - London
32(1989):4, p. 333-340
University of Antwerp
In this paper we present a user interface to the KIWI object oriented database system. The system combines ease of use with a powerful customisation facility which greatly simplifies the development of end-user applications. This is achieved by using the underlying object-oriented language (OOPS+) features such as inheritance to define a consistent and orthogonal set of graphical object classes that can be used to attach a tailor-made external representation of (a view on) objects and/or classes. In addition, using the same tools, it becomes a simple matter to define general purpose browsing and manipulation tools which otherwise would have to be developed separately.