CA Gen Development Blog no.1 - Introduction

Blog Post created by Rob_T Employee on Sep 26, 2017

Hello, and welcome to what will become a regular update on CA Gen's development, certification, and general release plans. Here I will discuss what's happening in engineering as well as short term plans for Gen's enhancement and technical currency.


My brief introduction

            For those I haven't met before, my name is Robert (Rob) Thompson, and I'm the product owner for CA Gen. I have held a variety of technical and management roles in my career. For the past 17 years, I've been with Gen as a developer and architect (other than 2.5 years as an architect with an internal start-up product around the Gen 8.0 timeframe). Earlier this year, I took over the product owner's role for Gen.

            I have experience as both a customer and developer of Gen and other products, so I have an understanding of the challenges facing our customers and hope I can bring that perspective to our development efforts.

Blog coverage

            Initially, there will be several posts covering a number of outstanding topics. Development reports will be posted monthly, with additional, topic-specific posts as needed. The intent here is to provide an ongoing source of insight into the work being undertaken in Gen development. Topics will include:

            Current and potential engineering work


General IR and Release information

Edge community ideas

Customer input needed requests

Informational topics provided by the team

Announcements of continuous delivery item completion and availability


        While I will discuss development in progress as well as planned features, none of the information supplied should be construed as a guarantee of inclusion in any current or future release of Gen. Development plans change due to the discovery process as well as potentially changing business priorities, resource availability, and factors beyond our control. Any plans are therefore subject to change without notice.

            Specific dates and timelines will not be provided for any update or enhancement. General targets may be provided but are not guaranteed for the same reasons listed above.

If you need a Roadmap session for planning technology changes or upgrades then we will be happy to meet with your CA Gen leadership team and go over Official Roadmap under your Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with CA Technologies.

Best Regards,

Rob Thompson – Product Owner, CA Gen