Here’s my notes, comments, photos, tweets, videos, and a bunch of rambling comments on the first full official day of SAP TechEd EMEA Berlin 2010.
Last night, on the way out of the conference center (Messe Sud), I saw Dieter Krieger, Gunther Schmalzhof and someone else.
When I got to the second hotel in Berlin, there was a room foul up, a network foul up, I got no breakfast and no coffee (my own fault, later remedied in the Global Communications Center). Oh, and I forgot to charge the MP3 player.
I made the S3 train, barely, no numbers on the side. The signs inside said which stop we were in, not till we were moving did “S3 Spandau” appear. Think I got travel to the convention center right the second, er, third time.
See photos 1 and 2 below.
ALM276 * How to Find Waste in Custom Code (Reserved)
I was almost late, as the room was changed since I downloaded my agenda last week. The idea seemed to be a custom program to find custom code, by sifting through code to find similarities.
There are (per the presenters) 3 types of custom code, sort of the good, the bad and the ugly.
- added value
- unused custom code
- necessary non-value add
The goal of the program suite is to
“We can reduced it [sic]. Today”
Custom code compared to modification (? not just Z)
Years ago the advice was to clone SAP code + make changes. “Ha ha – not anymore.” their words, not mine.
While in the class, I got a tweet from Sergio Ferrari (@SergioFerrari)
- @jspath55 together with Ivan I released this http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ABAP/Clone+hunter
So, this open source code seems to be the genesis for the “Patent Pending” SAP code, which is invisible to a casual viewer.
Reference: Simple ABAP Clone Hunter
Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/abapclonehunter/
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Added by Ivan Femia , last edited by Ivan Femia on Aug 20, 2010
clone, hunter, abap, upgrade EDIT
Sergio Ferrari, colleague of mine and SAP mentor, suggested to me to have a look to the function module ‘RS_COMPARE_WORDS_SIMILAR’;it is
Back to class…
- Copies of “future” code will have enhancement spots commented out.
- Deactivates the hooks.
- Never copy anything after 6.0
- Make modifications only.
- ED800 the source is protected. see explanation in long text. diagnosis: The desired source is protected by SAP because changing it could cause system errors.
“Hope enhancement spots is the last iteration of modification finders (LOL)” – their quote, not mine.
See Photo 3
This seems a useful tool for the designated task. Speed and efficiency are yet to be discovered, not to mention availability.
Julius Bussche – Security Hacker Lunch Standing room only.
See Photo 4
EXP333 SAP CI and Sentilla – Bringing Sustainability to the Data Center
- SLD Bridge
- Business Objects
- Carbon Impact on Demand
- COIL in Palto Alto
- Consumption / Cost / Peak Demand
- Axel Saleck
- Joe Polastre
- Vcenter telemetry
- BI for data center
Wikipedia DC – Tampa Florida (photo)
See Photos 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Photo 9 is the most interesting to me, showing a Wikipedia data center energy use chart.
I saw Doug Hay, of Evenful Management, and we chatted about Australia a bit.
Break – Blogger area
Oliver Kohl / Darren Hague – video, see below.
chef – open source code
domain specific language
#SAPTechEd Innovation Weekend in #Berlin verpasst? Hier eine gute Zusammenfassung von @jspath55 http://spr.ly/6011GJ7 #innowe10
(Am I in trouble?)
Session – 4:00 PM
MS visual studio
That’s about all I can say about that. I left early (and it started late) to get to my next session.
Break – Blogger area
iPad has no USB – copy only via wireless / ethernet?
Photo 10 and 11 – Mentors chatting with Vishal
Around then, I did an SAP Mentor elevator speech, but at mens’ room sink when someone asked me what the shirt was for. I think my 30 seconds came out OK.
Linda Bartolus talked about water jug sanitary concerns in Europe, where apparently, despite high environmental awareness, the use of drinking water in bulk is frowned on. I guess the office water cooler hasn’t caught on here.
Session – 4:45 PM
Gunther / Dieter
Adaptive Computing controller morphing to: Landscape Management Software”
Thursday 9:30 – Virtual Reality session
Session – 6:00 PM
The SCNotties. Blogged about them here, though there are videos below.
original agenda plan
|EVENT1||Keynote Featuring Vishal Sikka, Member of the SAP Executive Board Leading Technology and Innovation||9:00 AM|
|ALM105 *||Why Sustainability is IT’s Next Big Thing||11:00 AM|
|ALM276 *||How to Find Waste in Custom Code (Reserved)|
|EXP341 *||Security Hacker Lunch||12:30 PM|
|EXP333||SAP CI and Sentilla – Bringing Sustainability to the Data Center||1:00 PM|
|EXP181 *||SAP Custom Code Management||2:00 PM|
|EXP187 *||Meet the experts of the Green IT Community||2:00 PM|
|ALM209 *||Modern Network Technologies for SAP Applications||2:15 PM|
|EXP296 *||System Landscape Governance: Discuss about measurements to reduce system landscape complexity.||2:30 PM|
|EXP324 *||Management of a complex SAP landscape on vSphere||2:30 PM|
|– blogging –|
|Cloud Strategy||4:00 PM|
|ALM208||Adaptive Computing Virtualization; Overview, Landscape Considerations, Use Cases, and Ramp-Up Experience||4:45 PM|
|EXP541||SAP Community Video Awards||6:00 PM|
|EVENT2||Demo Jam||7:00 PM|
Missed these (need to look for replays, and/or view slides):
Also stopped at our database and hardware partner booths. Might want to co-present with hardware partner at ASUG 2010. The timing and location did not work for this TechEd.
one – Tom Raftery
two – Tom Raftery, Nigel James
three Clone Hunter
four Julius Bussche
five Timo Stelzer, Gali Kling-Schneider, Marilyn Pratt
six – Marilyn Pratt, me, Timo Stelzer
seven – Joe Polastre (Sentilla)
eight – Timo Stelzer, Joe Polastre
nine – view of Wikipedia data center power use
ten SAP Mentors Stage Right
eleven SAP Mentors Stage Left
twelve Gunther Schmalzhof
3 [Innovation Weekend session rehearsal] 0:35
4 [Darren Hague + Olive Kohl Take 1] 1:18
5 [Darren Hague + Olive Kohl Take 2 + Linda Bartolus] 1:00
6 [The 2010 Scnotties Audience Pan] 0:26
7 Marilyn’s video of me
- Alexis Naibo – Innovation Labs Director (SAP Business Objects, France)
- Stefano Mondo, Ferrero (code class)
- Oliver Merkert (Promos Consult)
- Timo Stelzer, SAP VP, Green IT
- Joe Polaster, PhD, CTO, Sentilla
- Thomas Fingerhuth, IBM Germany