Archive | June 2009

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – I Did It All For The Wookey

Wookey and SAP - SaaS or Pass?

Wookey and SAP – SaaS or Pass?

After a two week break, the guys are back to cover some of the latest news in the SAP world and SCN, as well as chit chat on other overall fun, geeky topics.

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
  2. 03:28 – Don’t miss SAP TechEd 2009 where all the cool geeks will be
  3. 10:34John Wookey on SAP’s SaaS strategy
  4. 14:50Jive Signs Agreement with SAP to Deliver Social Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  5. 20:51 – SAP Community Network news
  6. 33:29 – Wrap up

ABAP Freak Show – June 17th – Large Database Objects in 7.02

This episode of the ABAP Freak Show looks in detail at large database objects – STRINGS and RAWSTRINGS. Although we have had the ability to use unlimited length STRING and RAWSTRING fields in database tables in ABAP since WebAS 6.10, NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 2 brings several new features which help to optimize access to these fields. In this eLearning we study both the new Locator and Stream object for reduced resource consumption when working with just such large fields from the database.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJune17th2009LOBStreamsLocators496.mp4

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Catch The Google Wave

Are we ready to catch the Google Wave?

Are we ready to catch the Google Wave?

Join us in the fun episode where the guys step outside of the SAP world and talk about the future of communication & collaboration with tools like Google Wave and the future of human-computer interaction with technologies like Project Natal.

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

Running Time: 64 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:20 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 05:51SAP Increases Participation in Eclipse
  3. 09:57SAP Could Spend EU5B on Acquisitions
  4. 14:15 – Can Google Wave be a game changer in personal and business communications?
  5. 38:12 – What’s the big deal with Microsoft Bing?
  6. 44:33 – Could game companies pave the way for the future of human-computer interaction with technologies like Project Natal
  7. 58:42 – Just say no to spymaster and other forms of twitter spam!

ABAP Freak Show – June 3rd – Web Dynpro ABAP Notification Service

This episode of the ABAP Freak Show looks in detail at the new Web Dynpro ABAP Notification Service that will ship later this year as part of NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 2. This technology goes by many names – Long Polling, Reverse AJAX, Comet – but regardless the name the idea is to allow data and updates to appear to be pushed from the server to the client. In this eLearning we look at the infrastructure in ABAP that has been built to support such push without putting too much load on either the client or the server. We also look at implementations of this technology for long calculations, inter-session communication, and asynchronous external communication. We also show a real world example using the ESME application for a real time messaging service built into a business transaction.

For more information on ESME: http://blog.esme.us/ or http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ESME/Index

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJune3rd2009ABAP702NotificationService991.mp4

You can also download an iPod/iPhone version:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJune3rd2009ABAP702NotificationService474.mp4

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Browser Wars

Will the Google Wave make a breakthrough in the browser wars

Will the Google Wave make a breakthrough in the browser wars

Back from Sapphire, join the boys Ed, Thomas, and Craig as they recap the conference and even talk a little bit about SAP TechEd. Also check out the great conversation about Google IO and the browser wars.

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

Running Time: 63 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:30 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 14:00 – Sapphire news and experiences – both real and virtual
  3. 32:50Rimini Street announces 3rd party SAP maintenance
  4. 39:35Google I/O
  5. 54:21Craig’s experience with FMR24