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Today, January 9, I celebrate my 10 year anniversary with SCN!

I still clearly remember sitting in the EVZ building at the SAP HQ in Walldorf registering for the SAP Developer Network (SDN). It was a gray and rainy day. I was working as an SAP intern while studying at the Mannheim University. I had been a member of the other SDN (Sun Developer Network) for some years and was excited to start a social knowledge networking journey with SAP. A previous blog post of mine, SCN Coopetition, describes my SCN story. I wrote it in 2009 and it still holds true, but I would like to enhance it with a phrase from my Übergeek blog post: I remain active on SCN because it is a way of living rather than a way of making a living.

How do I feel about my 10 year anniversary? Old. Back in the days Thomas Jung was blogging about Creating a BSP Extension for Downloading a Table (my favorite blog post then) and Horst Keller about Did ABAP Objects Fail as a Whole? In that year, Horst Keller and Gerd Kluger also wrote a great article in the SAP Professional Journal called: Not Yet Using ABAP Objects: Eight Reasons Why Every ABAP Developer Should Give It a Second Look. Funny how some things just never change. ABAP Objects is still being discussed intensely on SCN. 

Like any relationship, SCN and I have had our ups and downs (management of the SCN upgrade), but overall it has been fantastic. Here is a slightly modified Simone Signoret quote about the secret of enduring relationships. SCN – perhaps this is why we stick together:

“Chains do not hold us together. It is threads (and blogs), hundreds of tiny threads (and blogs), which sew us together through the years”

Thank you SCN!

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  1. Gali Kling Schneider

    Happy 10 year (or should I say 47) anniversary Bjorn!

    Its lovely to know that you’ve been a member through all 10 years and that certain blogs today are still helping you learn. Its even nicer that you yourself are giving back and writing relevant posts for others to learn from.

    Hears to the next 10!


  2. Fred Verheul

    Hi Bjorn,

    Congrats on the ten years on SCN!

    And if nothing else, a great collection of links to old blog posts 🙂 . Thanks for uncovering these.

    Cheers, Fred


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