In this usable guide to developing and managing OO software projects, well-respected consultant and OOP pioneer Tom Love reveals the absolute do's and don'ts in adopting and managing object-oriented technology. Object Lessons is filled with applicable advice and practical suggestions for large-scale commercial software projects. Written in a personable yet concise style, this dependable guidebook reveals 'trade secrets' and demonstrates how to put theory into practice, all with an emphasis on minimizing risk and maximizing return. This book gives you an insider's view of major companies' successes and failures relating to OO software projects. If you are an applications programmer, project leader or technical manager making decisions concerning design and management of large-scale commercial object-oriented software, this book was written specifically for you.