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Now Available: Generation APIs

  • 1.  Now Available: Generation APIs

    Posted 07-07-2020 10:21 PM
    Edited by Kim Peelman 07-09-2020 04:30 PM

    We are pleased to announce that CA Gen 8.6 now offers the following APIs for convenient access to workstation generator functionality*. 

    • Windows Manager (GUI) 
    • Server Manager
    • Proxies
    • Batch Manager
    • Dialog Manager
    • Map/Screen

    *Note: Access will be limited to the generators for which you have licenses.

    This enhancement was delivered in partnership with IET, enabling generation capabilities in Studio Developer through their modernized user interface. A special thank you to @Darius Panahy, the IET team, and all the beta testers. 

    It is our intent to expand API access to Gen functionality, and enhance the API implementation to optimize the user experience. This is just one more step towards that goal. We are eager for your feedback. The more we hear from you the more we will invest to ensure we deliver value you really need. 


    Kim Peelman

    CA Gen Product Owner

    P.S. CA Gen has moved to a continuous delivery model. To learn more about Broadcom's approach to continuous delivery and maintenance best practices, read HERE.


    What is an API?

    An API (Application Programming Interface) is a software intermediary that enables two applications to communicate with each other. They provide a set of definitions, creating a standardized way of communicating between, without developers having to know how the other system exactly works. Through APIs, developers gain access to functionality, which then can easily be used in their own applications.

     Benefits of CA Gen Toolset Generation APIs

    • Automation Enablement: Through APIs you can connect automated engines to the generators, like those for testing, deployment, external services, or CI/CD pipelines.
    • Information Access: An application layer can be created to distribute information to other sources of your choice, easily and efficiently.
    • Customization: You can create your own custom interface that taps into the power of CA Gen generators.  
    • Consistent Delivery: Scriptable generation of Gen applications without using the Toolset. 

    Note: These are JavaAPIs that generate from the Toolset, not from the CSE. 

    You can find the solution at the following links:


    Additional documentation will be available on Tech Docs soon. I'll share the link when published. Similar information is included in the javadoc when you install. 

    Added 7/9/2020, additional documentation now available: 


    Kim Peelman
    Product Owner, CA Gen

  • 2.  RE: Now Available: Generation APIs

    Posted 07-08-2020 06:11 AM
    I would also like to add a big thank you to Broadcom for delivering this enhancement. The feedback from the beta trial of using the Generator APIs with Studio Developer was very positive. Our customers are now able to generate code locally on the workstation when using Studio Developer and this has been a much anticipated and welcome feature, especially for sites using a host encyclopaedia where generation of non-MVS code relies on local workstation generation.

    Darius Panahy
    Information Engineering Technology Ltd

  • 3.  RE: Now Available: Generation APIs

    Posted 07-09-2020 04:32 PM
    I'm please to share the Generation API documentation now available on Tech Docs: 

    Kim Peelman
    Product Owner, CA Gen

  • 4.  RE: Now Available: Generation APIs

    Posted 07-15-2020 10:07 AM

    Hi All;

    thanks Broadcom  &  IET  for  this  step  it is great  step to open the  door  for CA GEN  DevOps  world
    I appropriate  that  we  still waiting more and more from Broadcom