As a second time attendee of SAP Inside Track, I am convinced this event leaves me with lots of things to munch on. Actually it opens up new technology vistas which I was might not be aware of or simply did not bother to look. This year was no different and it opened me up to Platform as service through NEO, Mobility in SAP through Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), Software as Service through SAP Business by Design (ByD) and last but not the least SAP HANA. Though these are the buzz words, some how I never felt a need to dig deep into these areas. ( What a shame !!!! )
Some things really startled me as I tried to gain more insights on these topics. Unlike legacy solutions, SAP has provided lot of tutorials, presentations and blogs for developer community. It is in line with their strategy of 1 billion users using SAP. I found lots of good material at one place for SUP & SAP Netweaver Gateway. For fellow scnites interested here is the SAP Apps Partner linked.It is an end to end initiative by SAP for providing the partner community with knowledge on development and monetization of mobile apps.In short you get access to training material for developing mobile apps.Since the topics are presented from scratch, I found it pretty sound for beginners .Also I have won a SAP Press book in lucky draw and ordered for Mobilizing your enterprise with SAP. I am anxiously waiting for this book as I would now like to have structured learning in this topic. For SAP HANA, I am going through the book which Somanth Manna had shared. I would have loved to shared the book but then there has to be an incentive for attending community events. I have just started looking for information on NEO and would be trying to get a hang on this. Also need to get in touch with Suvankar Bhaduri for more on SAP ByD.
After I cross, the first hurdle I would love to do some hands on these topics. I think SDK for some is available for download and I would be exploring that option. Loved being part of this year’s Inside Track Bangalore. One word for all fellows who attended SAP Inside Track , followup learning in the topic of your interest is a must.It becomes easier to build up on knowledge base immediately after you have been exposed. Don’t let the curiosity die. Eureka Eureka.Ultimate target put an app in SAP Store by mid of the year.