Archive | May 2009

ABAP Freak Show – May 20th – NetWeaver Business Client 3.0 Preview

In this episode of the ABAP Freak Show, we take an in depth look at the upcoming 3.0 release of the NetWeaver Business Client. This new version of the NWBC will ship later this year alongside NetWeaver 7.02 and 7.20 based applications. NWBC offers an alternative to using an Internet Browser (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer) for accessing your Portal roles and SAP business applications.

We look at the latest features of the NWBC in this eLearning video. We see how you can setup the NWBC to consume roles from either an ABAP backend system (PFCG) or from a NetWeaver Portal. We look at the new capabilities for SAPGUI for Windows integration, we see advantages to the streamlined navigation and desktop integration capabilities. We also see how external resources (like Twitter, Google, and other search tools) can be integrated into the NWBC.

Finally we look at the SmartClient rendering for Web Dynpro that will ship with NWBC 3.0. With this functionality Web Dynpro applications render with a very lite weight XML output. This XML gets interpreted within the NWBC and rendered as .Net and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) on the desktop. This gives you the choice of running Web Dynpro applications in a browser or as a true desktop application – without having to change any coding of the application.

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Starship Enterprisey – Betting all your Monkchips

In this episode, Ed interviews the one and only Mr. James Governor of Redmonk aka Monkchips. James gives the scoop on what he liked and disliked about the SAP Sapphire 2009 conference as well as announcing his newest venture Eclipse Galileo Birdsnest built on the chinposin platform. Follow James on twitter.

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

Running Time: 17 minutes

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Sapphire 2009 Day 2

The eGeeks listening to the Hasso Plattner keynote at Sapphire 2009

The eGeeks listening to the Hasso Plattner keynote at Sapphire 2009

Once again, out of the gang’s pure eGhead dedication, we bring you another end of day Sapphire wrap up podcast edition. From the pre-concert party and then back on the bus, the guys talk about the days events, including Hasso’s keynote, blogger and mentor meetings, and even a good segment on what it’s like working a showroom floor pod. And just for good measure, there is also a special guest appearance by Jeff Word from SAP.

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

Running Time: 29 minutes

Starship Enterprisey – Getting Columnar with Dan McWeeney

In lieu of Hasso Plattner’s keynote at SAP Sapphire 2009 on columnar storage, the Enterprise Geek’s own Dan Mcweeney gives us the breakdown of Columnar vs Traditional Storage. Watch also as Dan shares his thoughts in general on the keynote.

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

Running Time: 13 minutes

Enterprise Geeks Promo Spot – Marilyn Pratt: Wrath of Granny

Beware of the ranting granny eGhead!

Beware of the ranting granny eGhead!

At the Sapphire conference this year, we got some cool promo spots from some of your favorite SAP community folks. Here is one with our very favorite community granny (self appointed name), Marilyn Pratt.

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Sapphire 2009 Day 1

Enterprise Geeks invade Orlando for SAP Sapphire/ASUG 2009

Enterprise Geeks invade Orlando for SAP Sapphire/ASUG 2009

As promised, dear eGheads, the guys came through to bring you this special edition podcast episode straight from Sapphire 2009. Recorded from the bus on the way to dinner, Dan McWeeney, Ed Herrmann, Rich Heilman, and Thomas Jung discuss the hottest topics of Sapphire day 1.

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

Running Time: 24 minutes

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Sapphire or Bust

SAP Sapphire 2009 - big news or just a big bust?

SAP Sapphire 2009 – big news or just a big bust?

In this episode, the guys discuss some of the upcoming events at SAP Sapphire / ASUG as well as plans for the Enterprise Geeks while they are there. Also included are special reviews on the SAP Agile Development Bootcamp and SAP’s new Docupedia.

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

Running Time: 42 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 16:41 – Ed gives the scoop on the SAP Agile Development Bootcamp
  3. 31:41Docupedia launched
  4. 34:56 – Wrappin’ it up

ABAP Freak Show – May 8th – Islands Revisited

In this episode of the ABAP Freak Show, we once again revisit the topic of FlashIslands for Web Dynpro. This time we go deeper into the topic and see some advanced examples as well as alternative techniques for data binding and eventing.

Although the episode comes a few days late because of last minute preparations for ASUG/SAPPHIRE, hopefully everyone will find it worth the wait.

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – RIA and the Enterprise: When Worlds Collide

Will the RIA and Enterprise Worlds Collide or will they have a near miss?

Will the RIA and Enterprise Worlds Collide or will they have a near miss?

Well eGheads, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Sit down and enjoy this must listen episode with Adobe Platform Evangelist, Ryan Stewart. Ed, Thomas, and Ryan cover a little bit of everything including comparisons of Adobe vs. SAP approach to reaching developers and the future of RIA in the SAP world.

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

Running Time: 61 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Intro with Ryan Stewart
    • Traveling around the world
    • A little background
    • Life of a Technology Evangelist
  2. 07:49 – Can SAP learn from Adobe’s growth of Flex and AIR
  3. 12:44RIA in the Enterprise
    • How fast will adoption be for RIA technologies within the enterprise?
    • Will the barrier to entry into SAP development scare off existing RIA developers away from the enterprise?
    • After analytics and data visualization, what else will RIA help push forward?
  4. 26:38 – Current exciting technologies in the RIA world
  5. 30:38 – Talking SAP TechEd and Adobe MAX 2009
  6. 33:55 – Do designers and designer tools have a place in the enterprise?
  7. 49:13 – Ryan’s thoughts on Oracle buying Sun and the implications for JavaFX
  8. 52:10 – Closing Thoughts

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