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Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
President at Ciss inc

What is most valuable?

It's an extremely rapid development software tool with a lot of enterprise-level software maintenance functionality. It is similar to the software that was used in all of the impact analysis stuff that's really necessary in an enterprise... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is so mature that the production implementation environments around it are very mature as well. I work in a shop that has some CA Gen and some .NET and there's always problems on the .NET side when they go to production. For... more»

What needs improvement?

The dilemma is with people that are stuck in this old technology, and it really is kind of stuck. They don't really understand the new technology, and so it's a gap issue. Those people that would use the tool for more benefit don't really... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
2b29f875 0972 4081 a586 25258cbe7ee5 avatar?1447142025
Real User
Development Platforms Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

If you're going to build a mission critical project, the tools that you're using are very important. You need qualified developers but the tools are critical. With CA Gen you can model the application lifecycle and leave the application... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is the mobility. You can shift one platform to another without any extra effort. You can shift from mainframe, to Java without giving any extra effort.

What needs improvement?

The world is changing, the technologies are changing - COOL:Gen needs to change as well. COOL:Gen gives us the opportunity to generate the codes in a variety of technologies. In the future we need some mobile support, mobile generation, and a... more»

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CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Banking Application Development Manager
Dec 11 2017

What do you think of CA Gen?

Primary Use Case We are using CA Gen on the client side and the mainframe side.  On the client side we are producing C source code and on the mainframe side we are producing COBOL source. We have been using CA Gen over 25 years in Turkey. As far as I know, we are the only user in Turkey. We are implementing CBD methodology (Component Based Development). The performance is very nice. Especially if you are implementing the right architecture for it, you can easily manage all the changes, all the requests. We are now trying to change our architecture, especially the mainframe sites, because our business side is changing rapidly and we need to change our methods from static to dynamic. We are now working on that. • Valuable Features As a developer, it is wonderful. Coding on CA...

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