Tuesday, May 26, 2020
INTRODUCTION In construction environment, payments was defined as the value of works, materials or goods comprised in a contract as in Royden (M) Sdn Bhd v Syarikat Pembenaan Yeoh Tiong Lay Sdn Bhd. In a simple words, payment can be a consideration in terms of money for works that Contractor had carried out and material delivered to site accordance to the contract. Contractually it can be said that the money must be paid by Employer promptly of fully unless there are specific reasons for delaying or withholding it. While interim payment can be defined as provisional or short-term payments made progressively to a Contractor at weekly, bi-weekly or monthly intervals based on periodical estimated value of work that the Contractor has carried out (Siti Suhana Rosli, 2010). Interim payment is also known as progress payment or stage payment (Clause 30.2, PAM 2006). The major standard forms of construction contracts used in Malaysia namely the PWD 203A (2007), PAM (1998/2006) and CIDB (2000), contain provisions for payments to be made against Interim Certificates issued periodically by the Architects, Superintending Officer (S.O.) or ClientÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â ¢s Representative or Contract Administrator as the case may be. The provisions give the Contractor the right to be paid upon the issuance of the interim certificate and compel the Employer to pay the Contractor the certified amount (Harban Sigh, 2003). In the event of late payment or non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment made by Employer, Contractor ma y have several option either to determine the contract, suspension of work at site or slowing down the work. There is a provision under PAM 2006 Clause 30.7 stated that Contractor has right to suspend the works until payment due is made and a written notice must be delivered by hand or registered post to Employer. While Clause 42.10 of CIDB 2000 allows Contractor to give a notice to Employer about his intention to suspend the works and if the Employer still did not made the payment, Contractor may suspends wholly or partly the works or reduce the rate of execution of works. Contractor also entitled for extension of time and if any loss or damages incurred arising from such suspension of works. In next section 2 cases of Determination by the Contractor will be discussed. DISCUSSION Case: Dataran Rentas Sdn. Bhd. v BMC Construction Sdn. Bhd. (2008) This case is between appellant (Dataran Rentas Sdn Bhd) against the decision of the High Court at Penang on a winding up petition filed by respondent (BMC Construction Sdn Bhd) against the appellant the High Court had made the following orders:- (i) that the appellant be wound up pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 1965; (ii) that the Official Receiver be appointed the provisional liquidator of the appellant; and (iii) that the costs of the petition be paid out of the assets of the appellant. Facts The relevant background facts leading to the filing of the winding-up petition by the respondent against the appellant are as follows: (1) The respondentÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â ¢s claim against the appellant is for the sum of RM173, 096.18 due and owing by the appellant to the respondent pursuant to four interim certificates issued under a building contract entered into between the two parties. (2) By a letter of award dated 29.7.1997, the appellant awarded a bu ilding contract to the respondent. (3) Pursuant to the letter of award, it was agreed that the terms and conditions of contract are as per PAM Standard Form Building Contract 1969 Edition (without Quantities) [Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã âPAM ConditionsÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã ]. (4) Pursuant to Clause 30(1) of the PAM Conditions read together with the Appendix, the appellant was contractually obliged to pay the respondent the amount due under Interim Certificate within thirty days. (5) The appellant has failed to pay the following interim certificates within the stipulated time stated under Clause 30(1) of the PAM Conditions. CERTIFICATE NO. DATES AMOUNT DUE 5 15.1.1998 RM 23,876.74 6 15.2.1998 RM 23,986.80 7 16.3.1998 RM 68,086.41 8 16.4.1998 RM 57,146.23 RM173,096.18 Held It was further held that, as per Gopal Sri Ram JCA, on a true construction of clauses 26(1)(a) and 30(1) of the contract, the appellants obligation to make payment on an interim certificate was a fundamental term or a primary obligation. Court order that the deposits be paid to the respondent (BMC Construction Sdn. Bhd.) to account of taxed costs. Conclusion Case: D. R. Bradley (Cable Jointing) Limited v Jefco Mechanical Services Limited (1988) Facts Jefco were main contractor for the refurbishment of Islington Town Hall. Bradley was appointed as domestic subcontractor to Jefco for the electrical installation. The subcontract between Bradley Jefco were made verbally, no specific payment terms were accepted but it was agreed that interim payment would be made. Bradley made various request for payment but none were met in full. On 29th October 1985, Bradley made another application of interim payment ÃâÃ £27, 140.00 and a notice was given in the event of non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment, Bradley would leave site. No payment was made and on 12th December 1985, Bradley left the site and litigation commenced. Held Underpayments by Jefco did not amount to a repudiatory breach, but the non-payment of the last application was such a breach, as it reasonably shattered BradleyÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â ¢s confidence of being paid. Bradley was entitled to consider the contract at an end and to be terminated. Conclusion In the absence of express clause in the contract, non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment could give rise to a contractor or subcontractorÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â ¢s entitlement to determine, if such non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment undermined the core of the contract. Nevertheless, in the absence of an express clause giving a right to suspend work, no such right exists in common law. The options is either to carry on working, or determine the contract as the only other remedy if the non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬ÃÅ"shatter confidenceÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â ¢. CONCLUSION The non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment event is a common case occurred in a construction industry. In any circumstances, Contractor cannot suspend works or slow down the progress work in event of late payment or non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment. The Employer entitled to terminate the employment contract based on Clause 51 (a) (ii) PWD 203A, Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã âthe Contractor fails to proceed regularly and diligently with the workÃ ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã if proven Contractor slow down the progress work at site. In Kah Seng Construction Sdn.Bhd. v Selsin Development Sdn.Bhd (1997) and Canterbury Pipe Lines v Christchurch Drainage (1986), the court held that no implied of temporary suspension owing of non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment from Employer. However, in PAM 2006, and CIDB 2000, Clause 42.10 there are provision that allows suspension of work in event of non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment. There are provisions under PAM 2006 and CIDB 2000 standard form of contract allowing Contractor to determine his emp loyment in the event of non Ã ¢Ã¢â ¬Ã¢â¬Å" payment by the Employer. Under the common law, termination only permissible if proven repudiation of primary obligation by Employer. Reference is made to the cases of Ban Hong Joo Mines v Chen Yap Ltd (1969), and Yong Mok Hin v United Malay States Sugar Industries Ltd (1967).  1 MLJ 33
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Marriage, or what is also known as matrimony, is a process wherein a man and a woman get legally and religiously bound by a contract. In a much simpler sense, marriage is a process wherein a man and a woman unite, establishing obligations as well as rights between them, between their children and them, and between their in-laws and them (Cott, 2000). It is important to establish early at this point that the definition of marriage can vary both contextually and operationally across cultures. In some religiously conservative countries, for example, marriage is a form of union between a man and a woman, after which certain aspects of interpersonal relationships, such as a sexual relationship gets acknowledged. Also, in those conservative countries, marriage can be considered to be a prerequisite, a compulsory requirement, before the pursuance of any physical or sexual activity. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
K-pop and Western music are two unique and completely opposite music genres. Originating on opposite sides of the planet, and both extremely popular throughout the world. On YouTube if the reader searches Ã¢â¬Å" Her By Block BÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"Heathens By Twenty One PilotsÃ¢â¬ , both have an enormous amount of views on YouTube (YouTube). Although Heathens was featured in a popular movie, Suicide Squad, which gave them leverage to their popularity. Block B did a fantastic job in popularity due to their inability of being featured in a movie. This Research paper will explore and explain the differences between the genres, including their styles and instrumental aspects of their songs. K-pop is a popular music genre originating from South Korea; within the last decade K-pop has gain popularity internationally due to the unique music style. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Question: Discuss about theManage People Performance for Coca-Cola Plant. Answer: Considerations to take place when allocating work and drawing up work plans. In allocating work, it is essential to pay attention to the goal and the objectives of the task at hand. The manager and the employee have to formulate and set goals that are realistic while being achievable within then acceptable time frames. Coca-Cola ensures that it meets its goals by producing and distributing its beverages both locally and globally by meeting daily demands of its consumers. It is also imperative to ensure that the staff is competent enough to handle the assigned task or project. The staff members must have the required skills and qualifications to complete the assigned task with minimal hitches. An experienced chemical engineer is required to work in a Coca-Cola plant to ensure that the ingredients are mixed in the right manner and correct proportions. Cost-effectiveness must be considered at all times, one of the objectives of any business entity is to maximize profits. Cost-effectiveness can only be achieved if the staff are conscious on cutting down the costs of doing a particular task while at the same time not compromising on quality for instance in a building construction company, cost minimization is paramount. Efficiency ensures that there are minimal wastages concerning raw materials used thus making sure that there is optimal production necessary for the realization of profit maximization by a company. Efficiency is therefore paramount during work allocation. Coca-Cola company ensures there is efficiency in the plastic materials it uses in packaging its beverage to minimize wastage. Also, the staff needs to have all the essential tools required in carrying out the task so as achieve the desired goals and objectives. Consultation with the relevant departments is necessary for the task requires technical expertise to avoid missing the stipulated specifications. A company like Samsung requires consultation with its clients to match the specifications of the ordered phones with the needs and preferences of the customers. Performance management system It is important for an organization to develop and implement a sound performance management system to achieve improvement in all aspects of the organization through the management of performance for teams and individuals(Juneji, n.d.). An effective management system plays a vital role in an organization by ensuring that employees fathom the importance of their contributions to the goals and objectives of an organization. It also ensures that employees understand what is required of them and equally proportionating whether employees have the required skills and expertise to fulfill such expectations. Coca-Cola, a global company, is a good illustration of how they employ performance management system in ensuring that their employees have all the skills needed to fulfill the companys expectations. Code of conduct A code of conduct is the accepted behavior that governs the conduct of workers in a company. It is important that a code of conduct has a motivating statement stating the reason why it exists in the first place and its purpose to the company(Nieweler, 2016). It is through a code of conduct that new employees understand at the instant a companys standards and expectations. The adherence to the code of conduct to the management results in a culture that is consistent with the code to grow throughout the company. A code of conduct is necessary for a company as communicates to employees that a company is responsible. Coca-Cola has this code in dressing where all employees are required to wear the company t-shirts and a badge showing their name and rank in the company, and this shows that the company is responsible. Monitoring and evaluation of work employees When it comes to managing people, lack of knowledge and information about the workplace can hurt the management. Specifically, if a manager fails to know how well or poorly the employees are performing, then such a manager may have no idea on how well to reward excelling workers(Hamilton, n.d.). Also, the manager may fail to know how to assist those that are underperforming. One of the motives behind regularly monitoring and evaluating the work of employees is to maintain the increased employee efficiency. Measuring the performance of an employee and then managing such a performance once it has been measured ensures that employees keep working at highly efficient and productive rates. Coca-Cola company gives performance measures that range from annual reviews to monthly quotas all aimed at ensuring that employees work best or face poor evaluation. Feedback and reinforcement to employees Positive reinforcement involves recognizing and rewarding behavior that is desirable in a move to encourage its continuance. The use of praise and offering incentives as part of positive reinforcement supports the continuity of the desired behavior or appreciates the effort(Joseph, n.d.). Giving feedback and positive reinforcement has been attributed to providing a sense of self-worth by making employees feel high with regards to their work performance. This is critical in cases where some departments that need improvement had been pointed in the past during performance appraisal. Again, Coca-Cola has a unique way of letting their employees know that they are making progress and that the management recognizes the efforts of such employees through giving bonus-based salaries. Systems to manage poor performance A transparent system that manages underperformance is not only good for employees but also for the business. The employers that promote best practice at workplace know and understand that performance management that is ineffective has the effect of dramatically reducing the standards of performance in a business entity. Employees that are performing exemplary well may lose the zeal and motivation needed as they are tasked with the burden of carrying the poor performance from their poor performing workmates. A good performance management system is one that embraces the culture in a workplace and gets acceptance and value from all the workers. A consistent system provides platforms for addressing arising problems and also proffer effective solutions. PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PWC) keeps on tracking the performance of its employees for consistency through personal development programs. Some of the workers that are found to perform poorly are recommended for a unique program that helps empl oyees get back on track through support and motivation. Termination policy and legislation The termination policies and the laws governing such policies is an important part to understand more so for employees who are entering into short-term contracts with their employers. This is crucial in avoiding future disagreements and misunderstanding that arise during termination. It is crucial that the company make clear guidelines and procedures to be followed and, in any case, if there are bonus packages such as pension and other benefits accrued to an employee following termination at the workplace. Also, reasons for terminating an employee should be made available by the human resource manager, and if necessary, a board should be called to convene the matter to ensure fairness in the process. According to Coca-Cola human resource department, there is a working policy that stipulates the conditions that can lead to termination of employment such as the breach of the employment policy. KPIs and KRAs A KPIs is a quantifiable measure that assesses how well a company meets its goals. Managers are at liberty to set some KPIs for their respective companies which they can employ in evaluating how employees are performing. Coca-Cola, for instance, has set quantity based KPIs that act as mini targets to be achieved by distributors. KPIs are crucial in facilitating growth in a company as targets can be measured. For instance, Coca-Cola has merchandise agents in almost all countries it operates in, and the role of the agents is to check on a daily basis if the daily targets regarding beverage products get delivered in various regions. On the other hand, KRAs entail the parameters that an organization has fixed for a specific job(The Economic Times, n.d.). A production manager from Coca Company, for instance, would have to concentrate on maintaining the budget of the production department, the safety of employees, coordinating with other departments within the company and proposing new technologies to help improve productivity. References Hamilton, S. (n.d.). Importance of Measuring Managing Employee Performance. Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://work.chron.com/importance-measuring-managing-employee-performance-28231.html Joseph, C. (n.d.). Why Is Positive Reinforcement Important in the Workplace? Retrieved from Chron: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/positive-reinforcement-important-workplace-11566.html Juneji, P. (n.d.). Benefits of a Performance Management System. Retrieved March 20, 2018, from https://www.managementstudyguide.com/benefits-of-performance-management-system.htm Nieweler, A. (2016). Four Reasons Your Business Needs a Code of Ethics. 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Thursday, April 16, 2020
The contemporary business environment is becoming very competitive, thanks to globalization and technological advancement. The increased competition is now forcing organizations to adopt powerful strategies in order to gain competitive advantage. It is for this reason that consumerism has gained popularity, with business enterprises investing heavily in promotion of their products in order to influence purchasing behaviour of target markets.Advertising We will write a custom essay sample on The Influence of Consumerism on 7-11 Years Children specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More Indeed, the consumer market seems to be the biggest driver of economic development in most countries, as it continues to grow as the economy and population grow. Therefore, marketing becomes an integral function in organizations, where different organizations use persuasive and manipulative techniques and strategies to convince or change perceptions of consumer s to purchase their products and services (Schor, 2004). Nowadays, most organizations are focusing on children as a niche market with potentially sustainable growth and profitability. Although this may be a move in the right direction for businesses and society in terms of commercial empowerment, there is a dark side, especially in relation to social and health wellbeing of children (Palmer, 2010). This paper will critically discuss the effect of consumerism on children aged 7-11 years. In the past generations, parents dictated childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s consumer behaviour by purchasing things (toys, sweets, clothes among other children stuff) that they felt their children needed or deserved to have. This was mainly based on necessity and affection, but there was no significant influence from outside to do so. However, social changes in recent years have allowed children to have a commanding influence on their consumption patterns, thanks to ever-increasing advertisements and pressure from p eers (Evans Chandler, 2006). Today, many organizations are advertising their products directly to children with the knowledge that children have become more empowered and their psychological faculties can easily be manipulated or persuaded to like the products offered (Hulbert, 2004). Indeed, every organization will target a market that would be positively responsive to its products.Ã According to Schor (2004), children are nowadays being used as the conduit for marketing products to parents, especially due to their passionate consumption behaviour, brand loyalty, and tendency to learn fast. Generally, marketers focus on children based on three key roles they play as consumers including, controlling a big niche market, influencing family purchasing behaviour and brand loyalty. However, several other factors have contributed to increased consumerism and marketing being directed to children. Children at the age of 7 to 11 have their own purchasing power due to pocket money given to them by their parents; however, they do not have mental capacity to make informed decision about wants and needs (Hill, 2011).Advertising Looking for essay on advertising? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More In addition, peer pressure tends to be setting in during this age, thus influencing children to purchase things that will make them compete with their peers. Moreover, families are trying to alleviate their children from threats of stigmatization and social identity by purchasing things to their children that will make them socially compatible with other children (Hamilton, 2011). Indeed, it is worth noting that modern parents have compromised their control on childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s purchasing influence (Herbst, 2005) by yielding easily to childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s pestering and giving out money (or items) to them out of guilt for not spending enough time with them due to professional engagements. Consumerism culture has adverse repercuss ions in children, especially in their social development. Importantly, since children do not have the capacity to make informed decisions, they are vulnerable to manipulation (Roche, 2009). In recent years, advertisement efforts by organizations have gone a notch higher to segment children market into age groups in order to capture more attention. Importantly, children at the age of 7-11 years are beginning to identify their true gender and tend to associate themselves with popular culture; so they will demand products that make them look cool, in reference to advertisements. Here, peer pressure plays a big role as children try to compete against each other in terms of possession and coolness (LÃ ¼sted, 2010). Indeed, children construct their identity by having a large collection of brands (Archer, Hollingworth, and Halsall, 2007). Moreover, children can easily identify the most endearing brands and labels, and they can skillfully use their little consumer knowledge to acquire thes e things (Pilcher, 2011). Indeed, it becomes very easy for children to participate in impulse purchases due to the amount of pocket money given to them by parents and their ability to influence parents to purchase for them. Indeed, Buckingham (2013) claims that children would influence parents and the society to accept something due to emotional connection that exists between them and the society would also respond quickly if something is harmful to the children. The social platform set by the contemporary marketers is eroding childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s values as they try to define their true self, because of bombarding them with so many products, which make them believe happiness is found from accumulation of possessions.Advertising We will write a custom essay sample on The Influence of Consumerism on 7-11 Years Children specifically for you for only $16.05 $11/page Learn More Indeed, this is becoming immoral, as it is not only interfering with their psycholog ical health, but also their personal growth and development, especially because they are denied important tools (such as social, spiritual and intellectual) to respond appropriately to different situations (Schor, 2004). Consumerism is also interfering with the health of children; no wonder there are increased cases of child obesity and depression (Dittmann, 2004). Nowadays, parents prefer to buy ready or easy-to-cook food from fast food shops or retail shops due to lack of time or boredom to prepare healthy food as they used to do before. Importantly, marketers are taking this advantage to promote fatty, sugary and fast foods to children with the confidence of huge sales, the result of which is increasing cases of obese children due to consumption of these foods usually marketed as fun and cool (Gorman, 2008). Moreover, cases of drug abuse among children have increased due to the advertisements aired during children shows as well as sponsorship of children concerts and events by to bacco or alcohol companies (Schor, 2004). The excess reliance on toys, especially play stations and computer games by children is eroding the social and cognitive development aspect in children. Unlike in the past where children used to play with their neighborÃ¢â¬â¢s children, modern children have their play stations and television as their best friends (Piachaud, 2007). Therefore, children are focusing more on their materialist possessions in expense of family and friendship. Moreover, some video games are training children to be violent instead of morally upright individuals, and this may justify the recent cases of violence and shooting in schools, especially in the US. Unsurprisingly, cases of mental disorder and depression have increased due to exposure to advertisements that have adverse psychological effect on children. Protection of this future generation is of paramount importance, and it should be a concerted effort by all stakeholders. Primarily, there needs to be regu lations on advertisements in order to prevent children from exposure to excess material that may alter their self-perceptions or behaviour. Indeed, regulations have worked in several countries that have limited or eliminated commercials during childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s programming and events, including Greece, Norway, Italy, and Austria among others (Hawkes, 2004, p.19). Another remedy lies with the parents who must nurture their children to be morally upright people. Parents should train their children about money management and consumer behaviour, as well as control the amount they give to children as pocket money.Advertising Looking for essay on advertising? Let's see if we can help you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF Learn More They should know that children of this age have some knowledge about what money is, they would tend to imitate their parentsÃ¢â¬â¢ spending habits (Pfund, 2011), and they are vulnerable to peer pressure; therefore, guidance is important. Parents would also be in a better position to control their childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s exposure to harmful advertisements that influence their consumption behaviors (Palmer Young, 2003). Finally, the society plays a big role in protecting its members from harmful effects. Primarily, children need a clean and safe environment to grow and develop, thus any advertisements that tend to be manipulative or directed to children must be thoroughly regulated. As seen above, corporations target children because they wield a lot of power in influencing consumption in families and they tend to be sustainable target market due to their brand loyalty. However, they become victims to social ineffectiveness, lifestyle illnesses, and mental disorders. Therefore, all stake holders should unite and create an atmosphere that inhibits consumerism from destroying these innocent consumers. References Archer, L., Hollingworth, S., Halsall, A. (2007). 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The beginning of tv essays Is television appropriate, especially in the home of a growing child? To find this answer we have to review why it wouldnt be and why it could be appropriate. Which, pro or con, weighs higher in the argument. In order to prove either way I have to show how it exactly affects the child. When Children are born they are born with all the brain cells they will ever have. Once you are born you do not grow more brain cells like the other cells of the body such as skin and bone cells. You ask well how is that true if their brain does not grow then no one could ever increase in knowledge. The brain grows by increasing brain connections within the nerves of the brain. Scientists have proven that children form these brain connections at a rate of 10 times the rate an adult does. Have you ever noticed that you could learn and pick up on things when you were younger then now that you are older? This is why, your learning ability is higher when you are young. Because of this a parent of the children or guardian has to provide a high learning environment for this child! Television first came out it was in 1939 at the worlds fair in France. The TV as it is known today is completely different from the original TV. It started as commercial television. Today there are some commercials but the main things we see on TV such as shows and movies are public broadcasting. Not until 20 years later did public broadcasting start. Public broadcasting started as completely educational such as PBS. This has changed greatly within the last 70 years! Today the content of TV is unbelievable! American children watch an average of three to fours hours of television a day. Television can be a powerful influence for developing value systems and shaping behavior in children. But, much of today's television programming is violent. Hundreds of studies of the effects of TV violence on childr ...
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Component design assignment - Essay Example h supports components proposes the possibility of making software applications by examining together software components in similar manner to how electronic devices are made from electronic components. This kind of method used to software development is referred to as component based development. Component based development demands to give a thoroughly new approach to the design, construction, putting into effect and development of software applications. Software applications are bring together from components from the different kinds of sources and these components maybe written in several different programming languages and run on different methods. The idea of this trend is to reuse components that is already completed instead of developing everything from the beginning each time. There are many advantages the component-based development brings such as gives support to the higher level of software reuse, it allows testing to be done by first performing a test to each of the compon ents before performing a test to the group of components, free to improve and/or add components as Components express themselves through interfaces. An interface is the connection to the user that will interact with the component. The function Application Programmable Interface (API) are the once who are exposed to the user. If there are any changes to the API, the user has to recompile his code also. In the case of the object-oriented world, the interface is a group of public methods defined for an object wherein this object is controlled through its interface. In the language of C++, the code can only be recompiled when the interface (code) is changed. The problem is that the user of the class must use the same programming throughout the entire development. In separating the interface from the implementation, the languages used are the COBRA and COM which is done through binary interfaces. There are three major component models that are successfully used today which show accurately