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Author's profile photo Claus Riegen

SAP joins OpenJDK

Java has been in use in various SAP technologies for a long time already. The SAP NetWeaver Web Application Server Java enables customers to deploy and run Java-based applications. Customers using SAP technologies often require interoperability with Java technologies from third parties. And we have integrated a lot of Java technologies from Business Objects and Sybase into our product portfolio.

For a variety of reasons we have enhanced key Java technologies to align them with our and our customers’ requirements. For example, to manage large-scale Java applications and support Java on hardware and operating system platforms that are prominent in our customer base, the SAP technology core product team not only applied patches to the Java Developer Kit (as licensed from Sun Microsystems in the past and Oracle nowadays), but also a number of enhancements.

As with many other technologies we are utilizing in our products, it How open source software supports SAP technology strategy behind these technologies to align our requirements with the open source standard. Which is why we recently decided to join the OpenJDK project in order to work with many other developers from Oracle, IBM, Apple, Red Hat and elsewhere on the next set of Java innovations as part of the “standard” open source JDK. We signed the Oracle Contributor Agreement and today, Volker Simonis from the SAP JVM team announced our engagement on the OpenJDK mailing list.

The work on JDK 8 was recently started, which essentially is a good time to join and start contributing. I wish the project team at large and the SAP team members in particular a healthy collaboration. This is good for the OpenJDK open source community. And it is good for SAP.

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      Author's profile photo Aditya Varma Rudraraju
      Aditya Varma Rudraraju
      This is very good news. Being a Java Programmer and now a Portal Consultant, I am happy to hear that we(SAP) are contributing and Open Source prospers this way(Taking and giving back).
      Author's profile photo Baskar Gopalakrishnan
      Baskar Gopalakrishnan
      SAP has taken a right direction in this. Reason Java is still a prominent application language for many great vendors. So to integrate with thos app products, this might be a seamless step.
      Author's profile photo Pietro Menna
      Pietro Menna
      I'm glad to see this kind of news! Cheers!
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      So, does this mean I can develop a WS or some Java based solution such as a Java Applet running on Ubuntu with the appropriate SAP API or SDK communicate and exchange data with my companies' SAP Business One Instance?
      Author's profile photo Claus Riegen
      Claus Riegen
      Blog Post Author

      thanks for your question. I can't directly answer it since it touches the capabilities of SAP Business One and its interoperability with Java-based technologies. I would suggest that you post your question in the Business One Integration Technology forum at SAP Business One Integration Technology