Gateway as defined by Dictionary.com as any passage by or point at which a region may be entered. I think this aptly describes what SAP NetWeaver Gateway is all about. It’s about providing an entry point into SAP systems for all the millions of developers out there that don’t know SAP. You might have heard that one of SAP’s goals is to reach 1 billion users. SAP isn’t going to reach that goal with the current crop of interfaces into its business systems (think RFC, Enterprise Services), which for the most part require you to be an SAP expert to talk to SAP…not fun for Java/XCode/Perl/etc. developers. With Gateway you will be able to easily expose your SAP business content as simple REST based services.
With all this in mind I signed up to do the RIG’s June 1st, 2011 KHNC webinar on the topic of SAP NetWeaver Gateway Overview. My goal was to make this webinar a Gateway for viewers to SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Now I have to admit, the title has “Overview” in it, but I went a bit further than that…in addition to overview type slides I decided to include slides on the ways to generate and test Gateway services…so it’s more than an overview in that it gives you a feel for what it will be like to create and test these Gateway services.
If you have the time I hope you can spend it listening to the recorded webinar. Any question that might arise please post them in the comment section of this blog, I will be more than happy to answer.