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CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
President at Ciss inc
Dec 04 2016

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»
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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IT Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 11 2018

What do you think of CA Gen?

Primary Use Case CA Gen is an advanced version of Advantage Gen/COOL Gen/IEF, which were tools for rapid application development in mainframes and a client/server environment. CA Gen has added web development capability. • Improvements to My Organization Advantage Gen greatly enhanced productivity as well as development of solutions in mainframes, Client, and server applications. However, it was lacking the web development features, which has been provided by CA Gen. • Valuable Features Model-based development Click and drag development facility Automatic code generation • Room for Improvement The product needs to be well marketed, then adopted. I am not seeing many customers using the product. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues It has...

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