ARAD (architected rapid application development)
An emerging approach that charts a middle ground between the rapid applicationdevelopment (RAD) approach used for small; short-lived projects and the"architected" approach used in large; heavily designed and systematic developmentefforts. The ARAD approach provides some reuse-based productivity; but with apreference for smaller and faster application efforts. With predefined design patterns and an architectural framework; application developers can determine whetherprojects are consistent with other applications in place or in progress. See RAD.