Hi John. I wanted to ask you if you could help me understand Rapid Application Development, as I am just starting...
computer science at a university and have no idea what this is all about. I just need a brief or something. Thanks. Good luck with your studies! Rapid Application Development (RAD) is the idea, as the name implies, of quickly building and completing software projects. In the real world, the requirements are always changing based on business input. With the RAD approach, you work at getting the end users and the developers together through the development cycle so you spiral in to the solution. It's not so much a formal design methodology as a common sense approach to how most shops end up developing software anyway.
The bible, in my opinion, on RAD development is the book Rapid Development by Steve McConnell. Steve's book is how most of us in the software business figured out how to manage!
Dig Deeper on Enterprise infrastructure management
Related Q&A from John Robbins
What is a JAD session? This term is referred to often in job postings and seems like some kind of brainstorm you carry out with a client to define IT... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.