“It is no secret that web projects fail, but it is lesser known that traditional application development approaches are the single biggest factor in this failure. Why? And what straightforward steps can be taken to reduce time to market, increase quality and save money while delivering a product that is exactly what the business requires?”
Source: Computer Weekly
Though traditional methods of software development, such as SDLC, are known for having clear objectives, stable requirements and measurable progress of development, they are time consuming, have minimum iterations and there is very little customer interaction. Hence, traditional application development methodologies and tools are unable to fulfill the demands of modern enterprise applications.The failure is not just for web applications, traditional methodologies are not a perfect match for mobile application development as well.
Enterprises are now looking for more stable, less complex, minimal efforts, no coding and highly flexible methodologies for app building. Rapid Application Development or RAD, which had gained popularity in the early 80’s, has answered the enterprise clarion call by successfully delivering applications at the speed of business.