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Following yesterdays blog, I have just posted a CodeTalk interview with Eric Farrar, Product Manager at SAP on SQL Anywhere on Linux for ARM

 

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See it here

 

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Over that last few years, 20 to be precise (man that makes me feel old) I have used a really cool product to deal with the need to have a local database available to applications. Originally it was in the Laptop era with PowerBuilder, then the Mobile era with the launch of PocketBuilder for PocketPC2003/Windows Mobile, and the latest, before now, iOS. In each case I was using SAP Sybase SQLAnywhere, including Mobilink.

 

What has always been great is having the strength of a self tuning Enterprise Database, along with the capability to securely synchonize bi-directionally the data within the remote & consolidated databases. This is no mean feat and something that SQLAnywhere has been excelling at for years, even when it was Watcom SQL. Making it an industry leader!!

 

So I was really excited a month ago to be included in the news that SQLAnywhere was going to become available on Linux for ARM. This now opens the door for Developers of the ever popular low cost Raspberry Pi, which is being used more and more for embedded IoT type of stuff, to create apps that can store information from sensors etc and synchronise them back to other databases, such as SAP HANA & SAP ASE, for further analysis etc.

 

This was my first attempt at such an Interesting ingredient in the Pi Mix! My initial project getting the office temperature every 10 minutes

 

Steps...

 

1. Getting to grips with the Raspberry Pi Linux, Including installing Raspian and wiring up a digital temp sensor to a breakout breadboard

2. Installing SQLAnywhere on the Pi & my Macbook (in my case the mac was where I would connect remotely from and run the Mobilink Server)

3. Running SQLAnywhere on the Pi, after adding a new table in the Database to store, Datetime, Temperature

4. Having a Python scrip running to get the temperature from the sensor & write a record into the database

 

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NOTE Rather than repeat every step check out Eric Farrar's, (Product Manager at SAP) cool blog here to get you started and here are some useful URLs...

 

http://scn.sap.com/community/sql-anywhere

https://global.sap.com/campaign/ne/sybase/sql_anywhere_16_download_program/index.epx?kNtBzmUK9zU

 

Raspberry Pi Tutorials - Adafruit Learning Center: https://learn.adafruit.com/

 

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In this CodeTalk Ian Thain from the Developer Relations Team at SAP speaks to Yaad Oren, Product Management for SAP River Rapid Development Environment, on the subject of Cloud Development.

 

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Check out the interview here

 

 

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I'm really please that I have finally got around to having a Google+ Hangout with Jeff Gebo, of SAP to introduce the subject of Integration Gateway on CodeTalk.

 

You can find the CodeTalk here.

 

NOTE I'm planning this to be the first in a series with Jeff, so keep checking out the CodeTalk Playlist here

 

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An Intro to IoT

Posted by Ian Thain Jun 5, 2014

Guys

 

In my latest two part CodeTalk, I speak to Christoph Inauen VP, IoT Product Management at SAP... For an IoT 101 & What are SAP doing in the world of IoT?

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June, July and August 2014

 

Mobile is now a part of most of our lifestyle and reaches most areas of our everyday lives… Relaxation, Shopping, Social etc. It is also now a foundation of Enterprise Business, allowing the extension of business data and existing systems into the hand of the mobile information worker, out on the road.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP Mobile Platform , Mobile Secure and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Mobile (Summer 2014) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June, July and August 2014

 

Cloud is something we all now rely on in one shape or another, even if we are not aware of it. It is the underpinning of many systems that enable data to be used in many ways.

 

Within the magazine you will find content covering the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Cloud (Summer 2014) by SAP Developers here

 

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This Flipboard magazine uses current content from the SAP Community Network SCN, during the months of June, July and August 2014

 

Database technology for SAP covers many areas, but none more important to the future of Enterprise Computing as the in-memory database SAP HANA.

 

Within the magazine you will also find content covering ASE, IQ, Replication Server and more.

 

Check out SAP Devs - Database (Summer 2014) by SAP Developers here

 

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All things UX

Posted by Ian Thain May 30, 2014

In my latest two CodeTalks I speak with Sylvia Barnard, UX Architect at SAP about...

 

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User Experience - find it here


Personas & Fiori - find it here

 

 

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Meeting Service2Media

Posted by Ian Thain May 22, 2014

In the latest CodeTalks I meet with a new SAP Partner Service2Media, based in Holland. I talk to Peter Broekroelofs, CTO and Co-Founder of Service2Media

 

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Please check out the CodeTalks here...

 

Intro to Service2Media

Mobile Use-Cases

 

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Apache Olingo

Posted by Ian Thain May 22, 2014

If you want to find out what SAP are doing in the Open Source community, please check out two CodeTalks by Jens Husken on the subject of Apache Olingo

 

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You can find them here...  #1 & #2

 

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In my latest CodeTalk, I speak to Product Manager Holger Bruchelt. Last years CodeTalk with Holger introduced Gateway Productivity Accelerator for Microsoft and today Holger shares an update here!



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Over the next few weeks I will be speaking with Sanjay Kalyanasundaram, Director Developer Program at Mocana, to get an overview of SAP Mobile Secure by Mocana. In future CodeTalks Sanjay will explain a number of MAP (Mobile App Protection) policies supported.

 

The first 'Introduction' CodeTalk is available here and the others will follow on a Thursday from April 10 onwards.


CodeTalk #1 (Email Enforcement , App Federation, Copy and Past Protection, App Expiration) here

CodeTalk #2 (Browser Single Sign On, Require Password, Data Wipe, User Agreement) here

CodeTalk #3 (Encrypted Data - at Rest, Smart Firewall, Jail Broken Root Detection) here

CodeTalk #4 (Per App VPN) here

 

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Over the next few weeks, I will be speaking to Hester Hilbrecht, Innovation Manager at SAP about Design Thinking.

 

So that you can get the most out of these CodeTalks, I will post them on a Tuesday and the subjects will be...

 

1. Why Minding The User?

2. Scoping & 360 Research

3. Synthesis & Ideation

4. Prototyping & Validation

5. The Business Model Canvas

6. Design Thinking in Big Companies & Sum Up

 

So make sure you put it in your diaries to join Hester & myself for CodeTalk on a Tuesday

 

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In my latest set of CodeTalks, I have been lucky enough to get some time with Clemens Suter-Crazzolara from the SAP PartnerEdge Program. Clemens has shared some great information 'hot of the press'!

 

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Here are the links to my CodeTalks with Clemens, for you to enjoy...

 

PartnerEdge Program: Intro

PartnerEdge Program: Deeper Dive for Developers

App Challenges (Incl Google)

SUSE and SAP

 

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