Definitions for "Rapid application development"
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.