With progressive developments in Information Technology (IT), there has been a significant expansion in the purview of software development support tools. From tools purely for the purpose of development of software like debuggers, code analyzers, editors et al, the focus has gradually shifted to CASE tools, acronym for Computer Aided Software Engineering tools, with more sturdy and capable computers in wide use.
Per se, the process of custom software programming typically involves analysis, design, documentation and eventual code generation in a particular language followed by maintenance of the software viz. version updating and so on. Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools automate the methods for these processes and hence
Quicken the process of development of software
Ease the maintenance of any software
Apply an engineering approach to the entire software development and maintenance process.
But naturally, CASE tools make up the integral part of todays custom software development services.