It is critical to define object-oriented (OO) technology within a framework of a powerful solution to particular, existing programmer/user needs. One attractive option is the Rapid Application Prototyping, Integration and Deployment (RAPID) architecture. Using a tool that utilizes a RAPID-like strategy gives programmers and users a practical framework in which OO can address business problems quickly. The RAPID approach results in OO applications that can be created more rapidly and remain more useful than applications created with conventional tools. A RAPID/OO prototyping method also provides for programmers to build program objects once and use them in various combinations to develop distinct programs.
Computing Canada. April 27, 1994, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p34, 1 p.
Network Management, MIS, Internetworking, Installing Hardware, Installing Software, Prototype, Testing, and Management information systems -- Planning
Key steps in the process of installation preparation include the ordering of equipment, system prototyping, pre-configuration and testing and site preparation. Given the importance of an audit trail and proper documentation, the completion of the installation preparation process is marked by two deliverables: the system solution report (SSR) and the site upgrade requirements report (SURR). The SSR consists of a description of the network and its operational plans, while the SURR describes the physical characteristics of the network. The two key steps in the process are system prototyping, which verifies design theories, and pre-configuration and testing, in which each piece of equipment is checked out prior to installation.
Computing Canada. Jan 19, 1994, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p22, 1 p.
Rapid Application Development, Applications programming, Prototype, Product Development, Applications programming -- Methods, and Computer software industry -- Product development
Rapid application development (RAD) is a successful technique first developed in the mid 1980s. This method of prototyping helps to show end-users how a system will ultimately work. RAD has five stages: modelling, prototyping, integration, optimization and deployment. RAD is better than the old 'waterfall' approach of creating specifications and then moving to coding and testing because RAD yields systems that are better quality and more flexible. Successful RAD use in information systems (IS) departments requires that IS staff be trained in RAD tools and concepts. New products are emerging every day, and one solution would be to use standards, such as structured query language when implementing RAD.