Traditionally, it is no secret that programing and unit testing consumes enormous manpower and resources. However, valuable resources should be allocated to solve business issues and requirements; not to time-consuming coding and unit testing tasks. Because xRAD tools can take on tedious programing hassles, project cycles of system development can be shortened dramatically, and costs can be reduced significantly – All at the same time.
Rapid Application Development Methodology - xRAD
Tools and methodologies that can shorten man-hours used on application software development.
New approaches on software development
- Traditionally, a typical development process includes business requirement analysis, defining requirements, spec sheets, system design, program design, coding, installation, testing, official release, operation maintenance, etc.
- On the contrary, xRAD automates coding and unit testing process so the tool can directly generate programs from spec sheets, and therefore, save man-hours.
- xRAD enables enterprises develop their systems on their own – without employing third party Sis.
Advantages of xRAD
- xRAD can shorten the development cycles and therefore save cost and time.
- More speedy and flexible approaches can be deployed on system spec changes.
- Because of the user-centric development style, final products are much more faithful to the specs requested by end-users.
Three Benefits of xRAD
Issues surrounding main systems after migration
Maintenance of COBOL programs
Upkeep of an old system becomes difficult
Insufficient/outdated spec sheets and documents
Retiring COBOL programmers
Rewrite the legacy system in Java or other languages
Development time and budget problems
Software build quality depends on individual programmer
Increases in maintenance costs after rewrites
xRAD Tools provide solutions to all challenges
・Stable code quality
・More efficient mockup development method
・System knowledges pass down to future generation
About xRAD Tools
Wagby is a non-programing tool that can be used on developing web based business applications.
Also known as one of the promising xRAD tools with more than 300 install bases.
Agile approach on software development
Systems are automatically generated by entering spec sheet information through web-based design screens.
The Wagby development (from review to spec changes) cycle can be easily repeated; therefore, prototypes can be verified in early stages to prevent future reworks.
Services provided by Arise Innovation
The following services are provided by our Wagby-certified software engineers
We help enterprises migrate their legacy systems to modern platforms.
We create brand-new systems based upon customer requirements.
・System development support
We provide Wagby trainings and advices on design elements, customization methodologies to customers who build, maintain and operate systems in-house.