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Thorsten Franz

At yesterday’s SAP Community Meet-up in Walldorf, there was a great discussion triggered by Dr. Christian Baader of SAP, who works with partners and tries to create conditions under which the partner ecosystem can thrive.

A few days ago, I had a conversation about the challenges ABAPers are facing and about current trends with respect to these challenges and the skills developers need to meet them. The person I was

When I said goodbye to life as a tenured employee and launched my own business 18 months ago, my driving force was a strong sense that the nature of application development in the enterprise was

Many customers regard NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) as very desirable. Yes, they do appreciate SAPGUI for being pretty robust, reliable, well-hung, and last but not least fast, a good working environment for heavy-duty backend users.

One of the things that make it hard to be German is that we’re more formal than we ourselves feel comfortable with. This is an endless source of awkwardness in otherwise perfectly harmless, albeit social,

Many of us are packing our bags to travel to Berlin for the European leg of SAP TechEd && d-code 2014. After the recent Las Vegas conference, there was some discussion about the role of

I have been asked during SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas how I felt about the SAP Mentors not being called on stage during DemoJam. My first reaction was that I hadn’t even noticed it:

Okay, this may seem like a ludicrous idea at first sight, but what if SAP released a free version of SAP HANA? Please let me introduce to you the concept of openHANA. The idea is

This October 1st, I became self-employed and launched my own business, operatics. After 15 rewarding and successful years in a good job, I quit that job and put my own and my family’s economic existence