Archive for the ‘SAP’ Category

Why ABAP is still the best platform for enterprise applications

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The ABAP platform provides a centralised model of development that solves several of the challenges of mainstream business software development practices.

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nwrfc 0.0.8 gem is out

Friday, June 5th, 2015

I have just published a new version of the nwrfc gem with (as usual) very minor updates.
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Getting started with SAPUI5

Monday, November 18th, 2013

A while back I had the opportunity to investigate SAPUI5 as an option for user interfaces on our current project. Here is a quick little getting started guide that I wrote back then, partly for my own benefit in case I ever need to get started on it again.

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Ruby wrapper for NW RFC SDK using Ruby-FFI

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I have just started a project on GitHub for a library that I am writing which wraps the NW RFC SDK library using Ruby-FFI.

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Unicode in ABAP

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Having worked with ABAP most of my career, I have not had to care a lot (if ever) about Unicode, maybe due to the fact that I work in a country where all SAP systems only use English (with very, very rare exceptions).

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BOL URL API (or RESTless BOL API)

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In this article, I investigate the possibility of developing a URL-based API for the Business Object Layer (BOL) that could be used to develop an alternative to the standard CRM Web UI.

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SAP MDM: Boy, was I disappointed

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

I recently got involved in a project where SAP MDM is being implemented. One of the attractive things about this assignment was the possibility of learning MDM. I must say though, that I was very disappointed with what I found. (more…)

SAP Netweaver 7.0 with MaxDB Testdrive on Ubuntu 9.04 server

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Last night I managed to get the SAP Netweaver 7.0 (2004s) with MaxDB TestDrive working on an Ubuntu 9.04 server. It took a bit of fiddling, and I am still looking at improving the installation, but I got the server up and running, which was wonderful.

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File Drop Target for SAP GUI Apps

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

This year (I wanted to say “This Christmas”, but that is still a long way away) surprise your users with something nice: A file drop target for your ABAP applications. It’s easy – I’ll show you how.

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ABAP source code search continued

Monday, January 11th, 2010

It’s been about half a year since I wrote about building a custom ABAP source code search using Ruby and Ferret. The other day I had a little time to resurrect the project, and I thought I should tell you a little about my findings.

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