I was invited to a meeting this week, a online demo of a new tool that SAP is developing and at the end of the meeting I was told – “this is blogable” – therefore since I don’t have too many chances to blog Tech stuff here anymore I decided I would take this chance to get a “techie” blog out for everyone and share what I saw! I was invited to see and hear about the new SAP Widget Foundation and the SAP Widget tool, I won’t cover all of it here but I will show you a bit of the tool (an Eclipse plugin). After unpacking the file into my “Scripting in a Box v0.1 patch v0.1.1” install, well actually “Scripting in a Box v1” which should be online within the next week or so for everyone it contains Eclipse 3.2.1, well anyway after unpacking and starting Eclipse I found I had a new project type available. I went straight for the simple “hello world” example just to see how the whole process went. I did it twice, once without screen shots and once with. First time it took about 2 minutes and the second time about 10 for the screen shots LOL. Once I selected the project it automatically switched me to the right perspective and as you can see everything was not only finished and created it was well organized and so far quite easy to enhance and modify. A simple double click on the .kon file and the thing launched right off the bat as I have the Yahoo engine running already. Resulting in a nice little widget now on my screen. For people like me that are not that strong in Widget development this was a dream normally I would have spent at least 2 hours to do that same thing and I would not have been as organized at all! Next to connect with the “Enterprise Widget Foundation alpha release” and an SAP backend system!