Archive | April 2009

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Is the future grey now that the big Oracle ship is steering the final Sun-set?

Is the future grey now that the big Oracle ship is steering the final Sunset?

Join the boys while they focus on the HUGE news of the week around Oracle buying Sun and what it will mean for Java, MySQL, and other goodies included in the deal. Plus, listen in for a great conversation around using SAP as a trusted partner instead of a security blanket for choosing development tools.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Episode photo by wili_hybrid via Flickr

Running Time: 64 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Intros & Ramblings
  2. 05:48 – Oracle buys Sun
  3. 33:47 – Initial thoughts on the SAP Agile Development Boot camp
  4. 36:15 – Further discussion around Java and ABAP
    • The war within the SAP world
    • What the hell is a composite?
    • Freedom of Choice vs. Security and Blind Trust
  5. 49:20 – Closing thoughts

Next time you think about the last setting of Sun, be sure to revel in your grief while listening to this song.

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Technical Difficulties

Are SAP Tech Tours having difficulties staying technical?

Are SAP Tech Tours having difficulties staying technical?

Due to technical difficulties, the original recorded podcast for this week with special guest Ryan Stewart will not be aired. However out of pure love and loyalty to the eGheads, Ed and Thomas still pulled together on a Saturday afternoon to record a great adhoc episode with some interesting topics. Listen in to hear about upcoming SAP Sapphire and Tech Tour events as well as thoughts on roles in the enterprise.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 44 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Random Chit Chat
    • Why ewH has failed you
    • Good news is that Ryan Stewart has agreed to come back on
  2. 05:05 – Check out the special interview with one of our favorite eGheads Blag
  3. 07:00 – Join the eGeeks at Sapphire
  4. 11:00 – Will the SAP Tech Tour be successful?
  5. 17:35 – Thomas is still looking for feedback for ABAP sessions at SAP TechEd 2009
  6. 22:05 – SAP Agile Development Bootcamp
  7. 25:40SAP Netweaver magazine discussion
  8. 37:00 – Closing Thoughts

Enterprise Geeks Podcast Special Edition – Interview with Alvaro Tejada (Blag)

Blag (the person the left) - on stage at TechEd 2008

Blag (the person on the left) – on stage at TechEd 2008

In this special edition of the Enterprise Geeks podcast we get the opportunity to interview the SDN star himself – Alvaro Tejada; or Blag as everyone around the SAP space knows him. Blag is one of the best known faces in the SAP community.  He is frequent moderator on the SDN Forums and quite a prolific author. In this podcast he shares his experiences as an SAP Mentor, talks about the upcomming SAP Inside Track Lima (which he is organizing) and we discuss UI topics like Adobe Flex development and FlashIslands for Web Dynpro.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 26 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:00 – Introduction to Blag
  2. 03:00TechEd Phoenix
  3. 07:00 – UI Discussion
  4. 10:30 – Adobe Flex Development
  5. 13:40 – Islands within Web Dynpro
  6. 17:00 – State of Upgrades
  7. 20:00 – SAP Inside Track, Lima
  8. 22:40 – Mark Finnern’s Musical Talents

Enterprise Geeks Podcast Special Edition – Interview with Jim Spath

Jim Spath - ASUG Volunteer and SAP Mentor

Jim Spath – ASUG Volunteer and SAP Mentor

In this special edition of the Enterprise Geeks Podcast, we interview SAP Mentor and long time ASUG (Americas’ SAP User Group) Volunteer – Jim Spath. Jim is a vocal member of the SAP community that is always ready to help out. In this podcast he talks about the upcoming ASUG annual conference, what it is like to be an SAP Mentor, sustainability and environmental issues, etc.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 20 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:30 – Who is Jim Spath
  2. 02:00 ASUG Background
  3. 15:00 Online and Virtual Education Opportunities
  4. 17:50 Sustainability and closing remarks

ABAP Freak Show – April 15th – First Look at 7.02

In this weeks’s episode, I’ve just completed the upgrade on my local ABAP Application Server from 7.01 to 7.02.  So we use this opportunity to take a quick first look at some of the new features I’ve encountered. This is my no means an exhaustive look at all the new features.  We do see the UML Modeler, the source code based class editor, code completion, statement chaining.  Also a few new Web Dynpro ABAP features are shown; like Display As Text, Suggest Values, and the Accordion.

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – No Rest for the Weary

Sleep Deprivation

Do constant upgrades make customers weary?

Listen in on this special grouchy, sleep deprived edition of the eGeeks podcast, as Ed and Thomas try to keep it together after a rough week of pulling all-nighters. Even after fighting through the exhaustion, there are still many very good topics discussed including new features in NetWeaver Enhancement Package 2, upcoming SAP Teched sessions, and the SAP Inside Track conference.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Episode photo by Jsome1 shared under Creative Commons Attrubtion License.

Running Time: 48 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 03:52 – Get the early scoop on NetWeaver 7.02 coming soon
  3. 09:12 – Overview of the ABAP sessions at ASUG / Sapphire
  4. 14:34 – TechEd Session Internal Proposals for ABAP – give Thomas your opinions
  5. 22:26SAP Inside Track London
  6. 30:10Blue Ruby mentor webinar and the slides here
  7. 35:00Cote and Willis chime in on the open cloud manifesto
  8. 36:00 – How do you navigate SDN to get to the Adobe Flash SDN Pages?
  9. 41:27 – Closing Thoughts

eGhead wallpaper on the iPod Touch

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Pity the Fools

The Enterprise Geeks join in on the April Fool's fun

The Enterprise Geeks join in on the April Fool’s fun

Join us in this special April Fool’s episode as Ed Herrmann and Thomas Jung do a round up on the best technology pranks and gags of the week. Also included are a number of other topics ranging from paintball and bawls to ASUG and Twitter.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 76 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:30 – April Fool’s Chit Chat
  2. 24:32Polestar Innovation Challenge update
  3. 32:04 – Around the technology horn
  4. 64:17 – Wrappin’ it up