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A new coat of paint, some power washing…

Well we finally decided it was time to throw on a new coat of paint, do some power washing, some scrubbing and some trimming here and there and what you get is the brand new design/layout of the Enterprise Geeks website.

I’d love to have associated this change with a podcast but as you can tell we are all quite overloaded with that crazy thing called “our jobs” at the moment so it looks like the podcast will follow next week at the SAP TechEd Las Vegas event? Are you going? Coming to the dinner as well?

Feedback of course is welcomed so let us know!

Looking for a summer eGeek fix?

If you are looking for a eGeek fix during our “off season” summer months then come by Newtown Square, PA on July 27th. Rich, Tom and I will be doing a SAP event called the SAP CodeJam during the day all about SAP HANA.

Remember Hacker Night? Well, SAP is bringing it back under a new format calledCodeJam. This new concept offers an opportunity for you as a developer to not only get your hands on SAP’s latest technologies but also to put yourself to the test and to code, hack and create with your peers.

SAP CodeJam Newtown Sq will focus on HANA technologies. As a participant, you’ll get access to SAP HANA including tools, sandboxes, experts, and more! In the days prior to the event, you’ll receive an email with a checklist and a couple of links that will help you get prepared. Additional information can be found here.

The event goes up until about 5pm maybe a bit longer and I can’t speak for Rich or Tom but I will be in town a bit longer if anyone wants to grab a drink or bite to eat.

DJ Adams and a trip down technology lane

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Craig Cmehil managed to catch a quick chat with DJ Adams recently in Germany and they discussed everything from MAPICS to SAPUI5 to Gateway and how the past is reconnecting the present.

DJ Adams is an enterprise architect and open source programmer, author, and bread-maker living in Manchester. He has a degree in Latin & Greek (Classics) from the University of London, and despite having been referred to as an alpha geek, can nevertheless tie his own shoelaces and drink beer without spilling it.

So many things discussed… WOW! Big thanks to DJ for joining in.

Direct Download Link: https://enterprisegeeks.com/podcasts/eGeeks_DJAdams_March_2012.m4a

iPad App of the Week: Contract Killer

Yes, he did! That’s right this time around it’s game time!

Contract Killer by Glu, is what I chose this time around! Oh and it’s free, just watch the in game buy options 😦

They might call you an enforcer, or an assassin. Call it what you like – you’re a CONTRACT KILLER.

Pulled into a world of bounty hunters, mobsters and criminals, you must check in with your contacts and accept SECRET MISSIONS that only you can handle. Select your WEAPON OF CHOICE from an inventory of sniper rifles, assault rifles and machine guns. Locate your target, zoom in, take aim and GO FOR THE HEADSHOT to earn cold hard cash. You might eliminate a crime boss and escape without being spotted, or you might walk straight into an AMBUSH…

WELCOME TO CENTRAL CITY
Prepare for your mission and then jump into one of many vantage points within 5 gritty 3D locations

UNLIMITED MISSIONS
17 Story Missions and unlimited Random Missions provide cash, XP and lots of action

DEADLY WEAPONS
20 distinct weapons including handguns, sniper rifles, machine guns and assault rifles

ALIVE OR DEAD
Use the Tranquilizer Gun to capture your target or put them down… permanently

 &nbsP;

iPad App of the Week: SSH Term Pro

Now who can’t need an SSH terminal app on their iPad or iPhone? I went through several before deciding on SSH Term Pro (yep the paid version) for a whole $1.99!

SSH Term Pro is SSH Client application in which you can connect with your server using SSH protocol

Features:
-SSH Console/Emulator Terminal
-RSA Keys Manager and share/send public Key(s) via email
-Connect server with SSH protocol
-Support in both mode portrait and landscape mode
-Configure unlimited server with connection name
-Configurable supported all fonts with custom font size
-Configurable Foreground, Background and Cursor Color
-Support most of text editor like nano, vi or vim and others
-Enable/Disable Auto Scroll within terminal screen, no need go in settings screen
-Configurable terminal type as per your server support/requirement
-Configurable rows and cols (terminal size)
-Configurable port like use non-standard port etc 2202 etc
-Support Up/Down arrow keys
-Show/Hide keyboard to entitle full screen, Just double tapping
-Support Top command
-Support Control, Tab and Esc Keys and F1-12 Keys
-Support multitasking
-Configurable fonts with custom font size
-Configurable terminal type, rows and columns your self as per your server requirement.
-Show/Hide Keyboard and display output in full screen
-Support website link working now
-Access to Sudo and root commands
-Application work with GPRS, EDGE, 3G or WIFI Network
-Very Simple UI and no need to read document or user guide to understand application, however we are here for support, follow support link for any help or any question

Demo

Next up will be based on a Twitter request for “air control” type apps.

iPad App of the Week: Adobe Ideas

The app I decided to review this week is Adobe Ideas and it’s for both the iPhone as well as the iPad and it’s free.

Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go. Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the professional design applications from Adobe, including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. Now with a new in-app purchase option, you can get up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch as well as layer transformations – move, rotate and scale each layer.
Sketch design concepts while sitting in a cafe, capture and store color themes while browsing through the photos on your phone, or jot down notes on a photo. Any time you need to explore creative ideas, Adobe Ideas is there with you.

Here’s a short demo:

Got a cool app you want reviewed or one you really like you want to share – let us know!

 

iPad App of the Week: Air Sketch

I figured if Apple can do their “App of the Week” then so can one of the eGeeks and since Ed is such a big fan of the iPad I figured I’d jump in and start sharing out of my 332 apps so far which I think are really cool. So to quick it off I decided to go with one of the newest ones that has a practical purpose as well (not just fun).

The app is called Air Sketch, the free version and I’m debating the paid version for $7.99.

Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.

Just fire up Air Sketch on the iPad and open the specified URL from any HTML5 compatible browser on another computer on the local network to see your sketches in real-time as you draw. There’s no additional client software to install. Use Air Sketch at home, the office, or even with a friend’s laptop.

Tip: You can also find the link in Desktop Safari’s Bonjour bookmarks: Show All Bookmarks menu ? Bonjour.

Connect your laptop to a projector to sketch wirelessly to a big screen, even while walking around the room.

Incorporate the iPad into your desktop-based workflow: Record videos of your live Air Sketch drawings, or share them live with remote colleagues via any online meeting or desktop sharing software (such as iChat or WebEx).

Air Sketch supports any HTML5-compatible browser, including Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and even another iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch!

You can even use Air Sketch peer-to-peer with a computer via an ad-hoc network when a WiFi hotspot is unavailable (see our blog for the quick how-to).

Note: Air Sketch is designed to work with a computer connected to the same local network as your iPad.

The app is from a company called Qrayon.

I captured a small video of me using the app, have a look.

I really think the app has a lot of potential at events and classroom settings and as such could find it’s way into a corporate boardroom or conference room as a useful tool what do you think?