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We only have a few days now until a good few hundred SAP Employees start their travels to Barcelona, Spain. For next week is the biggest & best Mobile show in existence... Mobile World Congress.

 

This event draws over 85,000 attendees over its 4 days at the new Fira in Barcelona  and again SAP will be there with the best showcases around. It is not just my opinion, but in today's CodeTalk I speak to Carolyn Coad & Jim Jaquet, from the Mobile Team and they agree! Find out a little bit more below

 

 

 

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SAP CodeTalk: HANA XSDS

Posted by Ian Thain Feb 25, 2015

I'm not letting Thomas Jung go! Again I talk to him on the subject of SAP HANA SP9, this time on the subject SAP HANA XSDS

 

 

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SAP CodeTalk: HANA CDS

Posted by Ian Thain Feb 25, 2015

I am again with Thomas Jung and talking about the subject of SAP HANA CDS

 

 

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SAP CodeTalk: HANA XS DB

Posted by Ian Thain Feb 18, 2015

Another CodeTalk in the series, I speak to Thomas Jung, on the subject of HANA XS DB Interface

 

 

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SAP CodeTalk: More SAP JAM

Posted by Ian Thain Feb 12, 2015

In this CodeTalk I speak again to Ruedigger Mueller, on the subject of SAP Jam.

 

 

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Here I talk again to Thomas Jung, on the subject of HANA XSJS



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In this CodeTalk, I talk to Clemens Suter-Crazzolara for a look back at the successes of the SAP Partner Edge Program. There will be more from Clemens in the next few weeks.



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He's a jolly good Fellow!

Posted by Ian Thain Feb 2, 2015

In 2009 I was lucky enough to be selected to present at Software Development West (SD West), whilst in my 13 year career at Sybase. In those days I was a Senior Technical Evangelist, covering Enterprise Mobility with PocketBuilder and more...but that is secondary to my story.

 

It was during the event that I was preparing and talking a little 'me' time in the speaker ready room, when a gentleman came and sat down next to me at the table. It was when he was speaking to others, that I noticed he was not from the USA.

 

As I travel so much, I'm always interested in accents and nationalities, so I took a moment to ask him where he was from originally. I was right, as he told me that he was originally from Denmark, though he was now living in Texas, which was a coincidence as the trip I hap been on immediately before was to Copenhagen, Denmark. We spent a few minutes talking about my experiences of a wonderful city and then I turned our conversation to a more business & technical level. I asked him where he worked & he said he was a Tutor at Texas A&M University, so I asked further what he did... He's reply was... "a little bit of C++." Now this was of interest to me as I had never had any experience of a C based programming language at that time and I told him so. He asked me my expertise & I mentioned PowerBuilder, which to my delight, he had heard of. 

 

After about 5-10 minutes he had to leave and we agreed to connect via a very well know business social network. It was only then that an old Sybase colleague, who was also in the room, asked me how I had met Bjarne? "Bjarne?" I said, still not fully knowing who my conversation had been with... Yes you guessed it Bjarne Stroustrup the inventor of C++ !!!

 

Now the reason I have blogged about this, is that since then I have always been in awe of how humble Bjarne was in that conversation with me... "a little bit of C++" :-), what a very nice guy he is and one that's helped make a massive difference! Last week I was so pleased to see that this year Bjarne was one of the three new distinguished technology leaders honored in the Computer History Museum's 2015 Fellow Awards. See the full announcement here. Well done Bjarne... for he's a jolly good fellow!!!

 

Also, if you do not know SAP is a sponsor of this excellent Museum in Mountain View, CA!!! If you are ever in the area, you have to visit!

 

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In todays CodeTalk I speak to Thomas Jung, Director in SAP HANA Product Management to get an update on HANA Testing Tools since the introduction of SP9

 

 

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In this SAP CodeTalk I speak to John Wargo in the Mobile Team and get an update on the Hybrid SDK, as well as finding out what John has been doing in his alter-ego of Author!

 

 

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SAP CodeTalk 2015

Posted by Ian Thain Jan 23, 2015

In this first CodeTalk of 2015 I speak to Thomas Jung, Director in SAP HANA Product Management to get an update on HANA Development Tools since the introduction of SP9

 

 

 

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In probably the last CodeTalk of 2014, I speak to Martin Grasshoff, Product Manager in SAP Mobile Services. Martin gives a recap, talks about using the Mobile Platform SDK and the announcement of the HCPms Trial.(https://hanatrial.ondemand.com)



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In this SAP CodeTalk, I speak to Ruediger Mueller fom the SAP Jam Product Management Team, to follow up on the earlier introduction to SAP Jam. We cover Collaboration, OData and Work Patterns.



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100th CodeTalk

Posted by Ian Thain Dec 12, 2014

Todays CodeTalk is the 100th Edition!!!

 

In this CodeTalk I speak with Craig Cmehil and cover his great achievement of 100 CodeJams this year

 

 

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I wanted to share the Winner of  InnoJam 2014 Berlin, which eventually went on to win the DemoJam overall!!! Again, like the earlier Palo Alto InnoJam, the theme was Agriculture & the teams were given 24 Hours to code a solution using IoT (Internet of Things) and SAP technology.


Remote Farm lets users water their plants via a website while somewhere in a remote location is the real farm where users can harvest their food. The solution uses SAP HANA to collect and analyze the data as well as sensors for temperature and humidity as well as a web cam to provide a live view of the plants.

 

 

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