rapid application development

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Rapid Application Development definition

(RAD) A loose term for any software life-cycle designed to give faster development and better results and to take maximum advantage of recent advances in development software.
RAD is associated with a wide range of approaches to software development: from hacking away in a GUI builder with little in the way of analysis and design to complete methodologies expanding on an information engineering framework.
Some of the current RAD techniques are: CASE tools, iterative life-cycles, prototyping, workshops, SWAT teams, timebox development, and Re-use of applications, templates and code.
RAD at BSO/Den Haag (http://riv.nl/origin/company/denhaag/RAD.HTM).
["Rapid Application Development", James Martin].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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