Introduction to the Series
There is already a great deal of high quality content available here on SDN covering the Java stack’s UI technologies. With this series, I do not want to cover those topics already covered elsewhere but rather share with you those little details that have not yet been covered or exciting features and techniques that are often overlooked.
What I Hope to Accomplish
While providing what I hope to be new and insightful information, I will strive for a proper balance between theory and practice. What I mean by proper here is that I will try my best to provide enough concrete details to allow you to immediately put what you are learning to use in your projects (practice). At the same time, I feel that it is just as important (if not more so) to understand the fundamental concepts and background underlying the topic at hand (theory). This fundamental understanding is what really allows you to take something that you have read and apply it properly and effectively to your current project in a manner that yields true benefits.
What to Expect
I plan to present a very diverse set of topics all related to the UI layer. I will try to craft each installment around a specific real world example that you could potentially use on your day-to-day project work. Future installments will touch on the following topics:
Designing for reuse
Tips & tricks
To Start Things Off…
In this first installment, I would like to give you a taste of what is to come with a screen cam highlighting a new and exciting integration feature available with Visual Composer in Netweaver CE EhP1. The screen cam is based on a live demo that I presented at TechEd 2008 along side my colleagues Dafna Yanay, Patrick Pant, and Yariv Zur.
The session was entitled “Web Dynpro and SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer – Which Tool Should I Use?” and covered how to make the correct choice of UI technology for your specific project needs and requirements. To end the session, we presented a demo very similar to this one to show that you can actually use both Web Dynpro and Visual Composer together to leverage the powerful capabilities of both technologies.
I would like to hear your feedback and questions. If you are interested in specific topics for future installments to this series please let me know.