Day 3 of SAP TechEd 2018 in Barcelona has started.
SAP WebIDE and Application Programming Model
My first session of the day was one about SAP WebIDE by Keren Rotenberg. I already new a lot of what she talked about. For me the interesting part of this session was the live demo of a fullstack application she created leveraging the new application programming model. This was a perfect follow-up of the session from Daniel Huetzel I visited yesterday. Now I’m even more convinced to start with this programming model as soon as possible
I haven’t thought about extending the Fiori Launchpad since I was asked to do so in a customer project. For this customer I’m currently extending the FLP and Enterprise Portal Fiori Framework Page with information from Enterprise portal and the connected backend system. Maybe I write another blob about this project cause I can imagine that this might be also interesting for other customers even those that are on FLP at R3 or FLP on Cloud Portal.
Carola Steinmaier gave a quick and good overview of the possibilities. Unfortunately I had to learn that the extensions my customer requests are not realizable without modifications.
Networking / Community
After these first sessions a time of networking started. I met a lot of people and talked to them about this and that. Cause this also was on my personal SAP Teched agenda I could also check-off this item of my todo list.
One important topic I take away from this is something Oliver Kohl (SAP Community chief officer) inspired me to. Oliver told me that my “famous SAP Community tag browser” (quote from Oliver) is no longer needed cause they build something similar into the community sites. He also showed me some new features and I will definitely go more often to the community sites in the future.
In the afternoon I watched a presentation about testing on SAP Cloud Platform from which I took home that I should have a deeper look at this too cause SAP has to offer interesting things here.
Then I went to a roadmap session about Enterprise Portal and Cloud Portal by Aviad Rivlin. The takeaway of this session was that Cloud portal is not based on or an enhancement of the Enterprise Portal and there will be no simple way to migrate. So if customers want to move to the cloud they have to think about it seriously.
I shouldn’t forget a talk about Fiori 3. This was so packed with people that I couldn’t sit and hear very well. So I only got half of the information. But what I saw and heard is great stuff. The UX guys from SAP are totally up-to-date and not even that. They work on topics no one who, like me was tortured with SAP GUI many years, could imagine. E.g. we can speak to our SAP systems or our SAP Systems analyze our well-being and then give us recommendations for the next tasks (see here for details). That’s science fiction, isn’t it? No, I’ve seen it.
It’s now 6 p.m., the halls are slowly getting empty and I also prepare myself for a last night in Barcelona.
Thank you #SAPTechEd. It was a great event. I enjoyed it and my confidence in SAP as one of the key players not only in business software but also in software technology has strengthened.
About this ABAP thing in the cloud, see part 1, we talk at another day 😉