Cooperative Techniques And Tools To Increase The Quality Of The Software In Tourist Companies

  • S. Gálvez
  • A. Guevara
  • J. L. Caro
  • A. Aguayo
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In this article we present methods for the analysis and design of Cooperative Object-oriented Information Systems. These methods enable companies to achieve competitive advantages, as well as increase the quality of software development. In addition, they involve users much more in the development of Tourist Information Systems. In order to accomplish the foregoing, it would be necessary to re-examine business organisational structure as well as the methods used in the development of Information Systems (IS).

We introduce a set of cooperative tools, based on a powerful and user-friendly graphic interface that facilitates user participation in new stages of system construction and in re-engineering processes.

In order to illustrate the characteristics of these tools, we will especially focus on the database definition tool: CDB (Cooperative Database). We show the need for cooperation between users and, with an example applied to the management of a Golf Club, the user-friendly character of the interface. This example will also enable us to see the power of this tool for the automatic generation of relational databases, and its radically different philosophy when compared to most database assisted design tools.


Infom Tion System Final User Computer Support Cooperative Work Golf Club Tourist Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Gálvez
    • 1
  • A. Guevara
    • 1
  • J. L. Caro
    • 1
  • A. Aguayo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpt. Lenguajes y Ciencias de la ComputaciónEscuela Universitaria de Turismo, University of MálagaSpain

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