As a growing number of Web Dynpro ABAP developers are beginning to work with the Adobe Flash Islands functionality, it seems like the perfect time to introduce some new eLearning materials on the subject.
Already customers and partners are accessing this ability to embed Adobe Flash and Flex Components within Web Dynpro and have bi-directional data binding and eventing. The functionality is available as part of NetWeaver 7.0 Enhancement Package 1 for Web Dynpro ABAP and NetWeaver CE 7.1 Enhancement Package 1 for Web Dynpro Java – both of which are available now as trial downloads from SCN.
In order to help people get started we have a series of eLearning Videos, Tutorials, and Demos – most of which also come with the complete source code. We will be collecting all the Adobe Flash Islands for Web Dynpro learning content at this WIKI site: SAP Rich Islands for Adobe Flash
We have learning materials that start out at the level where we assume the reader has only basic knowledge of Web Dynpro ABAP. We try to create a nice introduction to the Adobe Flex Builder environment and how to create Adobe Flex Components. We will also cover the Islands specific enhancements that you would need to make to both the Flex Component and the Web Dynpro Component.
We already have 2 of the tutorials listed on the site with several more to come over the next few weeks. We are also trying to offer the content in a few new ways to make it as easy as possible for you to consume. For instance with Tutorial #1 – we have the traditional step-by-step pdf document, the source code in downloadable format (Flex Builder Project and Web Dynpro Component in Saplink format), and an online version of the 1 hour eLearning Video.
But something new we are trying out is alternative ways to access the eLearning video. It is also posted on the external blip.tv website, and available for download in FLV format incase you have problems streaming videos. And for the developer on the go, you can even get an iPod formatted version of the video. If you want, from the blip.tv page you can even subscribe to the eLearning feed via RSS or in iTunes to get new postings as soon as they occur.
So please look over what is already available on the Adobe Flash Islands WIKI site and let us know if there is a particular area or technique that you would like to see covered in future eLearning materials.