- (1) A collection of data and
that operate on that data, which together represent a logical
entity in the system. In object-oriented programming, objects
are grouped into classes which share common definitions and
(2) An instance of an object class consisting of attributes,
a data structure and operational methods. It could represent
a person, thing, event or even a concept. Each instance of the
object has the same attributes, methods and properties as other
instances, but the values assigned to its attributes are
(3) In the context of
an object is a file, program, region, task, transaction etc.
(4) In the context of
an object is a channel, queue, queue manager etc.
- Object Management Group (OMG)
- A consortium of vendors that defines standards pertaining to
object-oriented distributed systems. The OMG is responsible
- object-oriented programming
- A programming approach based on the concept of data abstraction
In contrast to procedural programming languages, object-oriented
programming concentrates on those data
that constitute the problem and how the objects are manipulated
and not on how something is accomplished.
- Object Request Broker (ORB)
term designating the means by which
transparently make requests and receive responses from other
- Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
- OLTP software is capable of supporting a network
of many terminals, enabling real-time, online access
to applications and data. IBM's
is an OLTP software product.