The second of O’Reilly editor chromatic’s three-part series on SAP NetWeaver CE went live on the O’Reilly Network last week:
The first article of the series (Does Enterprise Development Have to Be Painful?) talked about installation; in this second article, the editor takes us through how he built a simple task-tracking application, the most elemental project he could dream up that yet covered the main functionality of CE.
After writing about his experiences, he closes with this:
“Having built a trivial application, I see the power of this system. It took me much more than an afternoon to put things together correctly for the first time, but reproducing my results even on a new project will be easier. Except for the initial system configuration and deploying the web service, the only difficult or time-consuming steps of the process were those for which the available documentation is skimpy or absent.”
I used to be an information developer at SAP, so I jumped in on the last documentation-related note in the comments thread, however another comments thread questions what the benefits of enterprise development are.
To all the great SAP developers of the SAP Developer Network: Who can jump in on the benefits of enterprise development?
ps: look for the third in the three-part series, on deploying and distributing the application, soon.