Introduction to OOP Chapter 25: Reflection and Introspection : next previous audio real text

Relationship to Components

Relection and Introspection have taken on increasing importance as the field moves from object-based computing to component-based computing (COM, Corba, JavaBeans, etc).

This is because components must often be dynamically loaded and executed. And reflection is the underlying mechanism that permits this.

Intro OOP, Chapter 25, Slide 12