Visual Composer – Adding substance to talk?
However it should be realized that VC is a tool in the development stage and has its own limitations e.g. table input for BW queries are not supported etc. Plus it definitely takes more than couple of hours to create a useful business model. Thus right now calling VC the answer to all the problems of a solution manager is an over estimate I think but I do believe that the tool is a step in the right direction. Incase of partners this tool would help them develop analytical applications for the customer faster and also add value at the scenario level. So now do we have another new UI technology to deal with apart from web dynpros, HTML/B, SAP GUI? I dont have the answer to that but I do believe that if used in the right context the tool can really speed up building scenarios spanning multiple data centers. SAPPHIRE would be the first testing ground for the initial set of analytical applications which are being built using this tool and no doubt a close eye would be kept at the response of the customers to these nice looking graphs and pictures.
From where do I know that? Well, I actually still am an SAP employee 😉
As one of the "RIG guys" you may have seen at InfoDays, I'd like to respond to your comments in this thread. Context is everything, and I think you've omitted it here.
SAP has a very rich toolkit for portal content development ranging from standard iView templates delivered with the Portal Content Studio up through the Visual Composer and on into the NetWeaver Developer Studio with its WebDynpro and PDK perspectives. We've developed and delivered tools for each content development community: Content Administrators can work in the Portal Content Studio; Technical Business Users can work in the Visual Composer, and Java Developers can work in perspectives in the NetWeaver Developers Studio. The Visual Composer's purpose is to enable non-technical, business-savvy users to develop and deploy sophisticated portal content without writing Java code. It achieves that purpose extremely well. It is not itself a Java IDE, however, so no, you'd not do "heavy" Java development in it. That is not its purpose.
SAP has been extremely clear about positioning the SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer and the NetWeaver Developer Studio into their respective content development communities. And, we've provided a variety of tools along a continuum of ease-of-use and technical complexity. To devalue VC because it is not a "coding environment" misses the point entirely.
SAP NetWeaver Foundation Regional Implementation Group (the RIG)
Is VC 7.0 recommendable for a POC.I went through the discussion in ur blog and understood that VC is not recommended for complex applications.How about a simple application or a POC? I'm working on the same and find few dis-comforts/bugs while developing my application in VC 7.0.Pls advise.
Thanks in advance,
In my present tasks I have not been following much the developments on the VC front but I would definitely recomment it for POCs or even further based on my experience with it earlier.
Infact in my present project we are investing to see whether VC can be utilized as a development environment option.
I would suggest to contact the VC Toolkit support team for any technical issues you are facing.