This review volume consists of articles concerning CASE technology and research as discussed from two perspectives.For the most part, the available CASE technology is intended to automate certain phases of the software development life cycle. The book contains articles which focus on how the current technology alters the nature of software engineering efforts. Papers which delve into the knowledge a software engineer needs to possess and how the software engineer's work content has or may change are included. Cultural as well as technical considerations are discussed.The current CASE technology exists to automate phases of the software development life cycle, thus affecting software development in the short term, but we cannot ignore the CASE research efforts toward a higher generation language. Such a language should affect software development in the long term. Papers suggesting how these languages may alter the nature of software engineering in the future are presented.