computer-aided software engineering


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computer-aided software engineering

[kəm′pyüd·ər ‚ād·əd ‚sȯft‚wer en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(computer science)
The use of software packages to assist in all phases of the development of an information system, including analysis, design, and programming. Abbreviated CASE.
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Computer-aided software engineering, or case, is usable both in the development of software for a specific engineering project and in the development of software applications for sale to the public.
The resulting product, a suite of computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools, was successful enough to be sold commercially.
So far, the information industry hasn't done a great job of producing the software applications for people to take advantage of the better hardware technology, but that problem should be solved by the end of the decade with computer-aided software engineering tools, reusable software objects, new user interfaces and expert systems.

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