Title

Object-oriented technology for electronic commerce systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Department

Computer Information Systems

Abstract

Although HTML and XML languages are commonly used for Web browsing purpose, object-oriented technology made a significant impact to e-commerce systems. By using CORBA standard and concepts such as objects, classes and messages, object-oriented technology has contributed to e-commerce systems with reusability of code, data hiding, systems openness, and cost efficiency. This article discusses the necessity of adopting object-oriented technology for e-commerce implementation. The architecture, advantages and disadvantages, and standards and security issues concerning object-oriented technology are also included.