Monthly Archives: November 2015

Impromptu JS session at UKISUG15

We’re hearing a lot about Fiori at #UKISUG15 this year, of course. Many of you (perhaps especially those reading this) realise that Fiori is built using the power of HTML5, and specifically with the UI5 toolkit. This means, amongst other things, JavaScript.

I was talking to my friend and colleague and fellow SAP Mentor Chris Kernaghan on the evening of Day 1 about levelling up in JavaScript, and had planned to go through some JavaScript goodness with him during the conference. But then I thought it might be fun for others to come along too. So here’s the (rough) plan:

– meet at the Bluefin Solution stand on the show floor on Tue 24 Nov (last day of #UKISUG15) at 1300 (should give you time to grab a bit of lunch first) if you’re interested in coming along (that’s TODAY, folks!)

– we’ll find (or will have found) a room to use – probably Level 5 Hall 8b (the SAP Mentors Track room)

– the session will be between 30 and 45 mins max

This session will be for those already with some basic JavaScript skills, and / or those interested in using JavaScript to manipulate data inside an SAP Fiori app. Even if you have no JavaScript skills, you might find it interesting. And if you don’t, you can always just laugh at me.

The session is titled “Programming in a more functional style in JavaScript” and we’ll go through handling and manipulating data from a running Fiori app. Handling and manipulating data like this is a common use case. Becoming more familiar with doing this will help you build your skills and confidence in the future normal of SAP frontend development. Learning to do this in a functional way will give you a basis to write more solid and reliable code.

See you at the Bluefin stand at 1300 today!

Speaking at SAP TechEd EMEA 2015

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I’m looking forward to a packed set of days next week in Barcelona, where SAP TechEd EMEA 2015 is taking place. It’s packed in many ways: so much to share, so much to learn, so many people to meet and re-meet, so many kilometres to walk in the convention centre, and so much coffee.

I’m involved in a number of activities during the event. I’m co-presenting a number of hands-on sessions relating to SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) and the SAP Web IDE, Fiori, and of course the fantastic UI5 toolkit. Here’s a quick summary (in my own words):

UX260 Experience SAP Fiori on SAP HANA Cloud Platform
SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) is changing the Fiori landscape in so many ways, by offering features and services all the way from development, through connectivity & deployment, to exposure to end users. This session gives you hands-on experience at the places where Fiori and HCP meet.

UX261 Extend a Fiori App with SAP Web IDE based on beautiful Fiori Reference Apps
The key to the present and future success of Fiori in your organisation is the correct adoption of best practices, both from a general development perspective and also from an extension perspective (for standard SAP delivered Fiori apps). There’s a lot to get wrong, but a ton of help for you to get it right. This session shows you what and how.

UX262 Building SAPUI5 Applications using SAP Web IDE
The SAP Web IDE is the cloud-based IDE that can. From a standing start not too long ago, it’s progressed into an impressive set of features, not least those involving the templating and plugin system. This (4hr) hands-on session, which is being given twice next week, covers these subjects and more in particular the rather exciting Runtime Adaptation (RTA) features of UI5. Oh yes!

In addition to these hands-on sessions, I’m taking part in a couple of SAP TechEd Live Studio events – I’m interviewing one of my heroes on SAP Development Tools (and in particular those available on HCP), and taking part in a live panel discussion on developer engagement. Stay tuned!