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The Demeter Method is a software design and development method for deriving object-oriented software from informal specifications, such as use cases and scenarios. The software is not described directly at the object-oriented level, but at the adaptive object-oriented level with the double benefit that the software gets both shorter and considerably more flexible. The software is called adaptive since it adjusts automatically to a large number of context changes. For other context changes it is easily adaptable by manual intervention.

Demeter provides a high-level interface to your favorite object-oriented programming system. It defines a high-level interface for defining the structure of your classes and objects through class dictionaries. It also defines a high-level interface for defining the behavior of your objects through adaptive programs. When an application is written using adaptive programming, it is much easier to port to a new programming system, like going from C++ to Java.

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