A CDE Definition
Formerly Application Development Workbench (ADW) it is an integrated CASE-based application development system that runs under OS/2 originally from Sterling Software. It includes a variety of tools for designing and developing client/server, AS/400 and IBM mainframe applications. KEY:Enterprise was renamed COOL:Enterprise and later integrated into the Advantage Developer Series from Computer Associates, which acquired Sterling in 2000. See COOL.
A family of tools from Sterling Software for modeling and developing enterprise applications for every major hardware platform. Later owned and marketed by Computer Associates (CA), which purchased Sterling Software in 2000, the product line continues to provide business and data modeling for the enterprise. Look for the COOL products under the CA name of "Advantage Developer Series."
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