Advantage Gen

Advantage Gen

(language, software)
A CASE tool for rapid application development which generates code from graphical business process models. Formerly called Information Engineering Facility (IEF) and produced by Texas Instruments, it was then bought by Sterling Software, Inc. who renamed it to COOL:Gen to fit into their COOL line of products. Computer Associates International, Inc. then acquired Sterling Software, Inc., and renamed the tool "Advantage Gen".

In 2003, CA are supporting Advantage Gen and adding support for J2EE/EJB, enhanced web enablement, Web services, and .Net.

Latest version: 6.5, as of 2003-04-14.

http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Product.asp?ID=256.
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(CA), Islandia, N.Y., has introduced Advantage Gen for Enterprise Servers release 6.5, a powerful solution that speeds development of J2EE applications and Web services on mainframe and UNIX environments.
Through automatic generation of Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) for back-end servers, Advantage Gen 6.5 enables corporate development teams to quickly and effectively create J2EE applications.
"CA's Advantage Gen 6.5 combines the flexibility of J2EE with the productivity of model-based development.
By separating business rules from specific technologies and platforms, Advantage Gen 6.5 enables customers to generate multiple business applications from the same underlying model as they add J2EE and Web services systems to their existing environments.
"CA's Advantage Gen has a long and successful history of empowering IT departments to quickly deliver quality enterprise solutions using model-driven development techniques, which reflect OMG's standard Model Driven Architecture," said Richard Soley, chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group.
EJBs generated by Advantage Gen 6.5 can interoperate with EJBs created from other sources to construct a business solution.
"We are delighted with the success our customers have had using Advantage Gen to deliver enterprise-class J2EE solutions for mainframe and UNIX environments," said Ricardo Antuna, CA vice president of marketing.
Computer Associates International, Inc., Islandia, N.Y., has unveiled Advantage Gen for Enterprise Servers (Advantage Gen) release 6.5, a powerful solution that speeds development of J2EE applications and Web services on mainframe and UNIX environments.