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Computer-aided software engineering (CASE) is the application of computer-assisted tools and methods in software development to ensure a high-quality and defect-free software. CASE ensures a check-pointed and disciplined approach and helps designers, developers, testers, managers and others to see the project milestones during development.
CASE can also serve as a repository for project-related documents like business plans, requirements and design specifications. One of the best advantages of using CASE is the delivery of the final product, which is more likely to meet real-world requirements as it ensures that customers remain part of the process.
The CASE approach covers the entire cycle of product development, including code generation, product tools, repositories, prototyping and other tools.
Various tools are incorporated in CASE and are called CASE tools, which are used to support different stages and milestones in a software development lifecycle.
Types of CASE tools include:
The advantages of the CASE approach include:
CASE indirectly provides an organization with a competitive advantage by helping ensure the development of high-quality products.