Rapid Application Development Model

Learn about WaveMaker Rapid Application Development model to create responsive web and hybrid mobile applications based on Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern

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Definition of Rapid Application Development

A system development approach that employs tools, techniques, and methodologies designed to speed application development. 

– Source: Fundamentals of Information Systems 7th Edition by Ralph Stair and George Reynolds

What is Rapid Application Development model?

Rapid Application Development model relies on prototyping and rapid cycles of iterative development to speed up development and elicit early feedback from business users. After each iteration, developers can refine and validate the features with stakeholders. RAD model is also characterized by reiterative user testing and the re-use of software components. Hence, RAD has been instrumental in reducing the friction points in delivering successful enterprise applications. Learn more about the benefits of Rapid Application Development

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WaveMaker Rapid Application Development model

WaveMaker makes use of the RAD model to provide a Rapid Application Development platform to create web and mobile applications. The following diagram depicts WaveMaker RAD platform architecture, based on the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern. Open standards, easy customization and rapid prototyping are central to the platform.


WaveMaker RAD Platform Architecture

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The benefits of WaveMaker Rapid Application Development Model have a direct bearing on the cost and schedule of enterprise application delivery. In fact, organizations that have used WaveMaker RAD model have experienced:

67% faster application development than traditional software delivery

80% lesser coding required compared to traditional software development

75% lower maintenance costs than traditional software life cycle

Learn more about WaveMaker RAD Platform