Acronym for: Computer Aided Software Engineering Tool
A piece of software that helps designers model, and ultimately implement a computer system. Particularly useful in huge, complex projects, where the use of the Unified Modelling Language means engineers entering a project in progress can quickly get up to speed on the development, avoiding the Mythical Man Month problem. Detailed diagrams of the system can be developed, modelling classes, class attributes and operations, and interaction between classes, such as message passing.
CASE Tools include:
- SELECT Enterprise or SELECT Component Architect (http://www.selectbs.com/products/products/select-component-architect.htm)
- Rational Rose (http://www.rational.com) – IBM CASE Tool
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