Setting the scene
Last week I attended the SAP CodeJam event in Eindhoven that was all about SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Nearly 75% percent of people that had registered also showed up so we had a packed room full of developers as you can see on this picture.
First of all I have to thank Ciber Nederland for hosting this event in their location and Craig Cmehil, who created the SAP CodeJam event concept to make this happen. In our session we were able to leverage a cloud based system landscape that consists out of an ERP with a SAP NetWeaver Gateway server deployed on it and a CRM backend that were accessible via the internet. Here my thank you goes to my colleagues that have been busy to create this system landscape.
I started to provide a short introduction to SAP NetWeaver Gateway to the participants (here I had to use Powerpoint because not everybody knew about SAP NetWeaver Gateway) and showed how to develop a service in 5 minutes (actually it took a little bit longer because I had to talk as well 😉 ).
After this introduction it was time to code and to ask questions for the participants and to do networking.
Participating partners were encouraged to sign up for our 2013 campaign – SAP NetWeaver Gateway Partner-built Solutions Drive.
What are the lessions learned ?
It worked !
Since we used a cloud based system landscape that was accessible via the internet all participants were able to use it without a problem.
Some How To Guides need to be updated
It turned out that some How-To-Guides that can be found on SCN are unfortunately out of date. This is no wonder since we have developed lots of new features in the last 2 years. We started to set up a Wiki for SAP NetWeaver Gateway – Self pace learning where you will find the most up to date content.
We will do it again !
The SAP NetWeaver Gateway team will support additional SAP CodeJam events about SAP NetWeaver Gateway with speakers from our team if you want to have them.
So if you are interested that a SAP CodeJam event about SAP NetWeaver Gateway will be hosted near you or at your location, please let me know and we can work on hosting a SAP CodeJam event as described in the following document.