One of the SCN community members that significantly pushed this platform is the SAP Mentor Gregor Wolf. Therefore each of his requests for Code Exchange I consider as something to look into with highest priority.
After the SAP TechEd season I looked into his request to enable "webhooks" for Code Exchange. Webhooks are something that the Assembla platform provides for it's users per default. Assembla is SAP's choice for the "Expert view" of Code Exchange and provides the subversion system for each Code Exchange project. For the Public availability of Code Exchange for SAP TechEd 2010we didn't integrate webhooks as we wanted to start with the minimum set of functionality for the SCN community and then let the SCN community decide what it wants additionaly to that.
So I looked into Gregor's request to see how useful it could be for the SCN community. Gregor didn't just say what he would like to have. He even created a video showing how webhooks can be used to enable a continious build for an SAP system. Webhooks enable the project owner to connect a Code Exchange event with a HTTP post to an URL.
I loved the idea and asked Andy Singleton, the CEO of Assembla and the architect of the Assembla solutions, if and how we could enable this on Code Exchange. After some necessary changes for the Code Exchange Webhooks we just enabled webhooks on Code Exchange.
As a project owner you can activate webhooks for your project very easily.
- Go to the expert view of your project
- Select the Admin tab
- Click on Tools
- Activate the Webhooks tool
I think you'll find it as useful as Gregor and I say a big thank you to Gregor for all his commitment and support for the Code Exchange platform.
Happy holidays to all of you and see you soon.
PS: I hope to get a Christmas present, too, in form of many,many additional projects on Code Exchange. Who knows? Maybe SAPLink will be on Code Exchange soon, too?