About the Content
Since it is the first book of a rather new topic, the basic concepts needed to be covered, even though there are already a couple of presentations and articles provided here on SDN. I’ve tried to do this in a slightly different way compared to the available SDN material. So, I hope you’ll enjoy it and have fun while catching the basic ideas of such concepts like lead selection, cardinality and singleton nodes. SAP Press has published the table of content of the German version as well as the English version on their respective websites. I’ve enjoyed most working on some integration scenarios based on the Google Web APIs service. In chapter 7.2 I’ve developed an example which includes calling the Google Web APIs service and displaying the results in a web dynpro application using the BusinessGraphics UI-element. This example was inspired by a scenario found in Google Hacks published by O’Reilly. Besides that, Google Maps is one of my favorite services on the web. I was eager in finding some way to integrate Google maps into a web dynpro application scenario. Some ideas for connecting to Google Maps are introduced in chapter 5.2 where I’ve explained the concepts of dynamic programming.
About Updates and Downloads
You can download the examples from the SAP Press website (German version and English Version). In addition to that I’ll keep you updated with material covering the book on our company web page. There you will find How-To’s on installing the transports including all examples which were developed in the book. Not every screen shot made it into the text. The complete set of screens for each example component or application is made available as a download accompanied by the ABAP sources in ASCII format. I won’t be able to make it to SAP TechEd this year. But you can let me know your feedback through the usual channels. I hope you’ll enjoy the reading the same way I’ve enjoyed the writing. May the Web Dynpro community grow!