Dear readers,

Richard Wiener,
Editor- in-Chief

Welcome to the second issue of the Journal of Object Technology (JOT). I am pleased to have received letters providing positive feedback on our inaugural issue (published on-time on May 1, 2002). I wish to again thank the columnists and authors who contributed their work to the inaugural issue and this current issue.

As before, I invite our readership to send me manuscripts ( for possible publication in future issues. As mentioned before, JOT shall publish papers that deal with OO languages, components, agents, OO education and training, OOA, OOD, patterns, OODBMS, methodologies and anything else related to the world of object technology. Your submissions shall be reviewed in a timely manner and published as soon as possible.

I welcome several new columnists in this issue. Mahesh Dodani is an e-business architect with IBM Global Services. He served as a regular columnist for JOOP in years past. Timothy Culp is the Chief Software Architect for the Harris Corporation ORIGIN Laboratory and an instructor at Rollins College. In addition, two members of the JOT staff have contributed columns in this issue. Bertrand Meyer, publisher of JOT and chair of Software Engineering at the ETH has initiated a column in this issue. I have contributed a column wearing my hat as computer science educator. I welcome back Adele Goldberg, Won Kim, James Odell and Anthony Simmons in this second issue of JOT.

Our four reviewed feature-length papers hail from all over the world (Spain, Cuba, Japan and the United States). I think you will find these papers worth reading.

I look forward to continuing to receiving your letters and articles for publication in future issues of this journal. Thanks.

With best regards

Richard Wiener

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