CA Gen Overview

What is CA Gen?
CA Gen provides a single, integrated development environment that can help your teams create and maintain large-scale business applications for multiple platforms. This streamlined environment can help reduce manual labor and speed migration time while ensuring the future relevance of existing environments and applications.
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Full packets enable software implementation on the mainframe and client sides

Pros and Cons

  • "Full packets, enable you to develop software and systems using these packets, and implement software on the mainframe side and the client side. You can use the same packets, so it's very powerful."

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate it eight out of 10. It's just very powerful tool, very powerful product to use. Nowadays, there are a couple of mainframe companies, using mainframe products, so to be honest, I'm not recommending it. Of course, if you have mainframe and you have do something in the mainframe that’s different.
    Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
    IT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Excellent Tool for Mainframes, GUI, Web Development

    What is our 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.

    Pros and Cons

    • "CA Gen has provided us web development capability."
    • "The product needs to be well marketed, then adopted. I am not seeing many customers using the product."

    What other advice do I have?

    It is an excellent product.
    it_user779226
    Banking Application Development Manager
    Vendor
    Allows us to easily manage all changes and requests, coding is easy

    What is our 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… more »

    Pros and Cons

    • "You can easily manage the code, and you can easily find other changes, other group changes, other models, other components."
    • "I cannot use DB2 specifications, DB2 comments, easily."

    What other advice do I have?

    I give this product an eight out of 10 because it's easy to use, it's familiar, it's stable. You can trust them, you can get support whenever you want. Use CA Gen but be careful about the architecture, how you establish the architecture is so important. If you start at the wrong point, you will be punished.
    it_user558015
    President at Ciss inc
    Consultant
    Rapid development software tool. Mature solution to make changes and put them in production.

    What other advice do I have?

    Get some experienced help. You can mess yourself up in the early days if you don't know where to go, but there are a lot of people out there who have built big systems in CA Gen and can help you do the right thing from the beginning and that will make a huge difference.
    ITCS user
    Development Platforms Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Video Review
    Consultant
    It gives us agility and is cost effective. I like the robustness, stability, and scalability as well.

    What other advice do I have?

    I can give it an 8/10 because of it's robustness, stability, and scalability. If the mobile support comes, I could give it a 10. If you want to be the first in market and you have a short time to generate, or to develop your application, and if you're looking for a platform that supports multiple frameworks, multiple platforms such as mainframe, Java, and .Net, or the others, you need a modelling tool, rather than a language or technology. With modelling your application you can easily generate any of that kind of technology with CA Gen.
    it_user349290
    Senior Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Vendor
    Using it we can quickly develop a product with higher quality, though it adds what seems to be some unnecessary lines of code.

    What other advice do I have?

    Understand what you want to do with it, be it data modeling, or creating a table structure for DB2 or whatever kind of database they want – in the IDE. If you’re writing a simple barebones COBOL program, it may take 20-30 hours, but with a solution like this it can be done in around four hours. If they have complex goals a solution like this is also very useful.
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