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Rebecca J. Wirfs-Brock (born 1953 in Portland, Oregon) is an author and consultant in object-oriented programming and object-oriented design, the founder of the information technology consulting firm Wirfs-Brock Associates, and inventor of Responsibility-Driven Design, the first behavioral approach to object design.

Wirfs-Brock first coined the "-driven" meme in an OOPSLA 1989 paper she co-authored with Brian Wilkerson. Before that time, the most prevalent way of structuring objects was based on entity-relationship modeling ideas (popularized by James Rumbaugh and Steve Mellor and Sally Shlaer).

She wrote about object role stereotypes in 1992 in a Smalltalk Report article and this influenced the UML notion of stereotypes. Her invention of the conversational (two-column) form of use cases that was then popularized by Larry Constantine. Most of the more recent "driven" design approaches acknowledge their roots and the influence of RDD, of which Class-responsibility-collaboration cards are one popular technique. She was the Design Columnist for IEEE Software until December 2009.

Wirfs-Brock holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Oregon. She worked at Tektronix for 15 years as a software engineer before moving on to Instantiations (founded by her husband Allen Wirfs-Brock), which was acquired by Digitalk which merged with Parc Place Systems to become ParcPlace-Digitalk in 1995. She was the Chief Technologist for the professional services organization of a Smalltalk language vendor.

She holds a U.S. Patent #4,635,049 "Apparatus for Presenting Image Information for Display Graphically" together with Warren Dodge.

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Total Books: 2
Object Design Roles Responsibilities and Collaborations
2002 - Object Design Roles Responsibilities and Collaborations (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780201379433
ISBN-10: 0201379430
Genre: Computers & Technology

Designing Object-Oriented Software
1990 - Designing Object-oriented Software (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780136298250
ISBN-10: 0136298257
Genres: Computers & Technology, Substores