application development system
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application development system[‚ap·lə′kā·shən di′vel·əp·mənt ‚sis·təm]
An integrated group of software products used to assist in the efficient development of computer programs and systems.
application development systemA programming language and associated utility programs that allow for the creation, development and running of application programs. Many database management systems (DBMSs) include a complete application development system along with a query language, report writer and the capability to interactively create and manage database files.
If the development system is not part of a database package, it provides links to other databases via SQL, ODBC and other interfaces.
Some Automatic Generation
An application development system may also provide a full-scale application generator or various degrees of automatic generation, which frees the programmer from tedious coding. See client/server development system and application generator.