Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mash up your application

During our E-SOA carrousel I did a demo on how to mash up your application. Of course, for those who already know me, it will be no surprise that I did this with the Visual Composer. The demo looks like the one I described in this post on building an application in 10 minutes, but with the help of Ronald Kleijn I changed it a little. In stead of showing the temperature, the actual location of a customer is shown on a Mappoint map.
On my SDN blog I described all the steps to get to this mash up application. Of course you can also find the screen prints over there.

Unfortunately, due to performance issues, I missed to share my key take-a-ways for the E-SOA demo. But I am most willing to share them with you in this post ;-)
In order to enter the real E-SOA world:

  • Be a Business Process Expert
  • Be a SAP NetWeaver Developer
  • Start with new ideas, stop traditional thinking
  • Think outside the SAP box
And please remember: Limits are formed mostly by your thoughts

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Have a nice desktop

Want to have a nice desktop? Then think about using widgets. They cannot only be fun like information on the weather or on the start of the sixth season of 24, but they can also be very useful!

See my desktop, it contains the SDN search widget and the SDN weblogs widget. Without starting my internet browser I can see the latest weblogs that have been posted in the ABAP area (or any other area that you are interested in) or execute a search on SDN or OSS. How convenient can your life be?

The widgets run on the yahoo engine, so you have to install this first. Then you can download and install any widget you like. On SDN there are already fellow techies that provide their widgets. And in the download area there is even a specific section for widgets.