updating, and troubleshooting information systems are not simple tasks.
Many information system designers use computer-aided software engineering
(CASE) tools to create, analyze, and maintain systems. CASE tools
resources are prominent on the Internet, with links to general
information, software downloads, and commercial CASE software publishers.
General Information CASE
software automates, manages, and simplifies the development of information
systems by providing tools to summarize system requirements, diagram old
and proposed systems, schedule development tasks, prepare documentation,
and develop program code. You'll find a lengthy, discussion of CASE tools
and applications in "The
Effective Use of Automated Application Development Tools" by
P. J. Guinan, J. G. Cooprider, and S. Sawyer. Another good source for
introductory information about CASE tools can be found at www.theecommercesolution.com/.
A thorough definition and article on general CASE information is
hosted by Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/,
which includes links to product manufacturers of CASE tools. A more
thorough explanation of CASE can be found at http://www.npd-solutions.com/case.html.
for a complete list of books about CASE and other closely related
topics. You can locate information about the major CASE software products
at vendor sites such as CASEwise (www.casewise.com),
and WinA&D (excelsoftware.com).
Additional Links If
you are looking for a Web site that serves as a good portal for CASE tool
information, look no further than www.thedacs.com/databases/.
The site includes CASE background information, a glossary, current
articles, product reviews, and discussion forums. This
Web page also provides numerous additional CASE software, company,
and Web site resources.