tools used to assist in developing components of a system.
A methodology for developing new applications for computers that is quicker than the traditional method of developing systems, and with greater user involvement. read-only A capability of a file to be displayed but not altered or deleted.
Part of a methodology that specifies incremental development with constant feedback from the customers. The point is to keep projects focused on delivering value and to keep clear and open lines of communication. English is not adequate for specification of computer systems, even small ones. RAD overcomes the limitations of language by minimizing the time between concept and implementation.
development of software throughout the system development process. A common approach in RAD is prototyping, which is the development of a working model of the proposed system. (p. 93)
Refers to computer aided software engineering and computer aided software engineering tools.
An application development (AD) approach that includes small teams (typically two to six people) using joint application development (JAD) and iterative-prototyping techniques to construct interactive systems of low to medium complexity within a time frame of 60 to 120 days.
a programming procedure that allows programmers to create usable programs quickly. Software designers are able to use a wide variety of development tools to construct graphical user interface applications that might otherwise require large development teams.
The use of prototyping in an iterative development life cycle to rapidly develop applications.
An approach to writing software programs that speeds and streamlines the process. It usually involves objects and components.
In a RAD work pattern, the Requirements Definition and Design phases are iteratively conducted; in this process, a rough set of requirements is used to create an initial version of the system, giving users visibility into the look, feel, and system capabilities. User evaluation and feedback provide revisions to the requirements, and the process is repeated until the requirements are considered to be complete.
RAD (rapid application development) is a concept that products can be developed faster and of higher quality through: Gathering requirements using workshops or focus groups Prototyping and early, reiterative user testing of designs The re-use of software components A rigidly paced schedule that defers design improvements to the next product version Less formality in reviews and other team communication
The use of highly structured project planning sessions that entail the use of intensive team-based analysis, design and development sessions. Assists in shortening the IT system development process.
Rapid application development (RAD), is a software development process developed initially by James Martin in the 1980s. The methodology involves iterative development, the construction of prototypes, and the use of Computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. Traditionally the rapid application development approach involves compromises in usability, features, and/or execution speed.