Archive | January 2010

ABAP Freakshow – January 27, 2010: ABAP UI Flexibility Part 4

This is part 4 of a 6 part series on User Interface flexibility in the ABAP environment. Part 4 of this series shows how you can use a Filtered BADI for customer specific validations and processing in an SAP application.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart4671.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart4735.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – January 27, 2010: ABAP UI Flexibility Part 3

This is part 3 of a 6 part series on User Interface flexibility in the ABAP environment. Part three of this series looks at the usage of the Feeder Class for a Generic UI Building Block (GUIBB) and how easily you can extend the data model using the Enhancement Framework.

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart3304.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart3234.mp4

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Project Roles Puzzler

Are BPX and Solution Architect Roles a Myth?

Listen in with your Enterprise Geeks friends in this content gold episode where they host a roundtable discussion regarding IT Project Roles. This week, hosts Thomas and Ed are joined with experts and fellow eGheads Jon Reed of JonERP.com and Leonardo De Araujo of Beyond Technologies. The discussion aims to clarify traditional Functional and Technical roles as well as the newcomer roles of BPX and Solution Architect.

This episode was originally planned to cover both the topics of the SAP Community Developer License and the IT Project Roles roundtable. Both sessions had so much great content, we wanted to make them both available separately in their entirety. Because of this decision, we have split this episode into two separate parts. You can check out the first part of this episode here.

Dearest eGheads, we need your show ideas. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 71 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:10 – Segway into the Roundtable
  2. 00:45 – IT Project Roles Roundtable Discusssion
    • 04:21 (Ed) Setting up the stage
    • 06:45 (Jon) Is BPX a new role or a refinement of existing roles?
    • 12:33 (Leo) Clearing up the “Functional” role?
    • 16:05 (Jon) Origins of the term BPX
    • 19:46 (Tom) Does SAP use BPX in their own environment?
    • 24:55 (Ed) The importance of a business process champion
    • 26:53 (Ed) The parallels of the BPX and the Solution Architect
    • 28:25 (Tom) Why you need to value technical skills and technical people
    • 31:25 (Leo & Jon) Where functionals and technicals fit in the hierarchy and why there is a growing need for more senior roles like BPX and Solution Architect
    • 37:20 (Ed) Where do Project Managers fit into the picture?
    • 41:10 (Thomas) All projects are not created equal
    • 43:05 (Leo) The Y Path
    • 46:27 (Jon) Defining and choosing meaningful career paths
    • 48:35 (Ed & Jon) Enterprise Architect vs. Solution Architect
    • 51:55 (Thomas) Standardization vs. Customization
    • 54:53 (Leo) Don’t forget about Change Management
    • 56:42 Final thoughts from the crew
  3. 61:18 – Wrap up with Apple Tablet fever and Football fanatics

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – SAP Community Developer License

In big news for the developer community, SAP announced this week the availability of the new SAP Community Developer License. Get the latest scoop here on the Enterprise Geeks as Ed and Thomas put Mario Herger on the hot seat. Mario is on the SAP Technology Standards and Open Source team responsible for the soon available Code Exchange Platform.

This episode was originally planned to cover both the license announcement and the SAP IT Project Roles roundtable with Jon Reed and Leo De Araujo. Both sessions had so much great content, we wanted to make them both available separately in their entirety. Because of this decision, we have split this episode into two separate parts. You can listen to the second half of the episode here.

Dearest eGheads, we need your show ideas. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 43 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Intro
  2. 07:53SAP Community Developer License with Mario Herger
    • 09:07 Mario gives the scoop
    • 11:56 What’s the difference in the Trial License and the Community License?
    • 14:24 Can you “upgrade” your existing installed trial license to a community license without doing a reinstall?
    • 17:22 Do you still have to renew your license every 90 days?
    • 18:30 So what’s really changed?
    • 21:54 Do you have to use SAP Code Exchange with the new license?
    • 25:20 When can we expect the public availability of Code Exchange?
    • 27:34 Can we expect to see the promotion of other platforms or Code Exchange only?
    • 32:17 Shedding some light on the definition of what is or is not an Add-on
    • 36:40 What is the future of the Subscription License?
  3. 39:43 – Closing thoughts

ABAP Freakshow – January 20, 2010: ABAP UI Flexibility Part 2

This is part 2 of a 6 part series on User Interface flexibility in the ABAP environment. This second part explores the usage of the Floorplan Manager and its ability to configure complex applications comprised of multiple Web Dynpro Components (SAP and Customer created even).

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart2942.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart2833.mp4

ABAP Freakshow – January 20, 2010 – ABAP UI Flexibility Part 1

This is part 1 of a 6 part series on User Interface flexibility in the ABAP environment. In this first part we will see an overview of the demo application we will explore. The demo is running within the NetWeaver Business Client 3.0 and leverages the latest rendering techniques of Web Dynpro ABAP in NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 1 as well as few sneak previews of new capabilities that will come in NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 2 .

You can download a high resolution version MP4 version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart1356.mp4

You can download an iPod/iPhone version of the video here:
http://blip.tv/file/get/Thomas_jung-AFSJan2010ABAPUIFlexibilityPart1432.mp4

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Bring on the Holodeck

Join Ed and Thomas for this great episode as they discuss the future of consumer electronics and ask the question if it’s relevant to the enterprise world. Also get a sneak preview of a new ABAP Freak Show series on UI Flexibility and Architecture with Web Dynpo for ABAP.

Dearest eGheads, we need your show ideas. If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 67 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:20 – Random Chit Chat
  2. 07:25Technology helps raise millions of dollars for Haiti
  3. 14:302010 CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
  4. 30:30SixthSense – Bring on the real Holodeck and free us from our cubicles
  5. 36:26 – Hot off the SAP Press
  6. 51:10 – UI Flexibility: A new AFS series coming soon