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SAP TechEd Vegas: Day 1

 

Season 5

Episode 5

Tom and Rich hit the show floor, have some lunch, sign some autographs and bring a crowd to talk about the first days of the event.

Hands on, no fluff, no hype – what a developer wants!

So this year at the SAP TechEd events in both Las Vegas and Amsterdam we are bringing the event that I created, SAP CodeJam, to the show floor in a “mini” version – you’ll be able to come by and actually in short bursts see how to get started in the world of SAP development but also why you would even want to. Everything will be hands on from seeing how to install the tools and integrate various tools together – like SAP HANA Studio with ABAP in Eclipse. We’ll have systems there for you to try it yourself or bring your own laptop and we’ll help you get things on there and show you how to get your own developer server to play around with.

Already have the tools but not sure what to do next, not a problem we’ll also show you how to connect to the various platforms and help you understand which one might work best for your current skill set and help you get started with learning new skill sets as well!

Tools in place, connections in place then of course it’s time to create something and to see how it works!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following topics:

  • Install Mobile SDK
  • Connect to a mobile system
  • My first mobile app on Android
  • My first HTML5 mobile app
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse
  • My first SAPUI5 app

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12 PM – 1 PM Featured Session: My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform(With Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP HANA DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP HANA! SAP HANA experts will be on hand to answer your app development questions, help you install the tools, help you connect to a HANA system, guide you through the process of building your first SAP HANA app, and more. SAP HANA experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following topics:

  • Install SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install UI5 tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install the ABAP programming language in Eclipse in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Connect to a system running SAP HANA software
  • My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • My first XS UIS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • Install Mobile SDK
  • Connect to a mobile system
  • My first mobile app on Android
  • My first HTML5 mobile app
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse
  • My first SAPUI5 app

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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Featured Session: My first app for the SAP HANA Cloud Platform(With Matthias Steiner and Rui Nogueira)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP HANA CLOUD PLATFORM DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP HANA Cloud Platform! SAP HANA Cloud Platform experts will be on hand to answer questions about building apps on SAP’s cloud platform, help you install the tools, help you connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform, guide you through the process of building your first cloud app, and more. SAP HANA Cloud Platform experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

10 AM – 12 PM Stop by if you are interested in exploring any of the following:

  • Install SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP HANA Cloud Platform tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install UI5 tools in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Install the ABAP programming language in Eclipse in the SAP HANA Studio
  • Connect to a system running SAP HANA software
  • My first XS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • My first XS UIS app for the SAP HANA platform
  • Connect to SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • My first app for SAP NetWeaver Gateway technology
  • Connect to a system running the ABAP programming language with ABAP in Eclipse

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12 PM – 1 PM Featured Session: My first HTML5 Mobile app(With Mark Wright)
1 PM – 6 PMMEET SAP MOBILE DEVELOPERS Let’s have fun with SAP Mobile! SAP Mobile experts will be on hand to answer questions about building SAP Mobile apps, help you install the tools, help you connect to a mobile system, guide you through the process of building your first SAP mobile app on Android, and more. SAP Mobile experts will be available all afternoon so just visit us when you get a chance!

 

We’ll even have the experts on site to help you understand the various systems, technology and of course to share end to end scenarios and real live customer examples of these technologies so you won’t be left wondering “but why”

You’ll find us on the Show Floor every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. It’s like having our beloved Hacker Night every single day, all day 🙂

 

eGeeks in August

 

Even Dark Lords of the Sith need a hug

Even Dark Lords of the Sith need a hug

 

Season 5

Episode 4

Unexpected but here we are – finally with another podcast and update on what’s with the eGeeks!  Our first podcast in quite some time with all the original Enterprise Geeks – Ed, Dan, Craig, Tom and Rich!

 

Everyone was Kung Fu Fighting

Everyone was Kung Fu Fighting

eGeeks Down Under

Proof!

Proof!

We were recently at the Mastering SAP Technology Event in Melbourne and decided it was high time we did another podcast!

Season 5
Episode 3

Tom and Rich at Mastering SAP Technology

Tom and Rich at Mastering SAP Technology

Join us as we cover a broad range of topics from Pachinko to Tech, personality tests and of course HANA and our world travels.

MySQL to HANA

Recently as I’ve dug more and more into HANA (how could I not with Tom and Rich publishing so many cool things?) I found that I could take many of my existing demos from PHP and MySQL and port them to HANA. The pain though has always been migrating DB content so I decided to make a simple little tool to make life easier.

It was during the SAP InnoJam event in Madrid that I sat down and coded something that I was able to test with Rich’s help, HOWEVER this is not something SAP supports or even validates or approves this is just me and my own HANA Cloud instance having some fun and deciding to share!

GitHub - Move to HANA

GitHub – Move to HANA

I call it Move to HANA and you can find the code on GitHub. It’s fairly simple and I used JQuery Mobile (don’t hate me SAP UI5 lovers) to put it together, just upload it to your PHP server and run it.

The idea behind it, is to give a simple migration tool that will help generate the HANA specific SQL to get your same tables and fields generated and your data uploaded via the HANA Studio. Right now it’s setup for MySQL but is easily expanded for any DB you are working on; oh and of course it’s not 100% yet it’s only got a handful of the different field types but hey – it’s GitHub go ahead and make some changes!

As for execution – again very simple.

Database selection

Database selection

 

Once your select your database then you will need to log into the database to select which “database” you want to migrate.

Login into your database

Login into your database

 

Then select your “database” at which point the script will generate the 3 step process for data migration.

Simple 3 Steps

Simple 3 Steps

 

Step 1, will provide your the “copy and paste” script you need to enter into your HANA Studio.

HANA SQL to generate SCHEMA

HANA SQL to generate SCHEMA

Step 2, will provide the command line code for MySQL to generate the CSV files you can then upload via the HANA Studio

Command Line for MySQL Dumps

Command Line for MySQL Dumps

Step 3, will provide the SQL command to ensure the proper permissions for the newly generated SCHEMA

 

SCHEMA permissions

SCHEMA permissions

I’ve used the script a dozen times already to get sample data and other MySQL data moved into HANA to allow myself more and more opportunities to try my hand at HANA coding and it’s worked quite well. If you give a try feedback would be great and if you find new data types or if you want to try a different database than MySQL by all means have at it!!

 

** SAP does not support nor endorse this tool and there is no support other than the very little free time that I personally have to answer comments. **

Madrid and the Annual eGeeks Dinner!

Well with the Madrid SAP TechEd just around the corner, we’ve finally decided it was time to announce the Annual Enterprise Geeks dinner! However, those who went last year know there were some minor glitches along the way and therefore we’ve been forced to do things slightly differently this year! We still expect it to be awesome so you won’t want to miss out!

The dinner will be 9:30 PM on Tuesday the 13th of November; we’ll meet at 8:30 PM after the Demo Jam event and figure out how best to get to the location.

We’ve a special menu price of 29,00 EURO per person plus tip.

You have to sign up to come, otherwise you are on your own for finding a seat in this place which is usually packed tight! We’ve 35 seats available for us at a group table – so again – SIGN UP (<– LINK TO SIGN UP, SO CLICK IT!)!

We’ve no wiggle room on this so if you don’t sign up we can’t help you 😦

 

As Sandy approaches…

I’m so used to Florida and the Southern US being a target, heck having lived in Florida for so long Hurricanes were just part of the norm and now as I sit in Germany and hearing about it and the mass of people and the problems with evacuations and the estimated damage reports and such I reached out to my friends here on Enterprise Geeks to make sure they were OK and then I realized that I have a whole heck of a lot of friends up and down the Eastern Seaboard and many of them are in the danger zones right now.

So please be safe everyone!

Here are some links that you should check while you still have power and please continue to do what you can to prepare; I’ve gone days without power and it’s not a fun thing. Oh and if you don’t have a bucket of water handy to flush the toilet then chances are you are forgetting something else as well!

Some solid tips!

  • Stay in Secure Room.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Do not use the phone, or candles.
  • Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on either regular or NOAA radio.
  • Have supplies on hand.
  • Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.