Category: Architecture

  • Syscompare – a tool for comparing repos across HANA instances

    inSh A couple of weeks ago I was moving code from 1 hana instance to another trying to keep them in sync. However, I thought there might be a better alternative for comparing the contents of the repos across my systems to ensure that the files matched. After doing some digging and not finding a […]

  • metric² for iPhone and SAP HANA

      metric² for iPhone lets you monitor your SAP HANA instances from your phone showing you alerts, core resources and important metrics. Wherever you are. As mentioned in my GitHANA article, developing on the metric² open source project has really provided some interesting use cases for me around SAP HANA. While it might not be […]

  • Hacking SAP HANA Web Sockets

    Disclaimer: This is not a production or documented feature – its also more of a hijack than a hack    I have been hoping for the inclusion of Websocket support on the HANA DB platform for a while now, and I was a little disappointed it was not packaged in the SPS08 release. My goal […]

  • Why Demo Jam ROCKS

    It was Tuesday night sometime back in 2009 at my first TechEd where I was sitting in the audience and really wishing I was standing up on stage, presenting something inspiring and innovative which would encourage the votes of the demanding audience of Demojam. Well, it took 4 years to creep over personal hurdles, family […]

  • HANA Talk – A Simple helper class for SAP HANA Development

    HANA Talk is a small Javascript class which help facilitate the communication between your front end html/js files and HANA database when using SAP HANA XS Engine. This is intended to help people who are just starting out development on XS Engine and would like a easy place to get  their feet wet without having […]

  • Microsoft Power View and Netweaver Gateway – A easy com*bi*nation

    I was recently at a customer site where they were using a Microsoft Excel based BI Tool, Power View for in house adhoc BI reporting and I was quite impressed. The ease, simplicity and functionality was quite refreshing and I started to do some additional digging into the application and its functionality. My first and […]

  • SAP UI5 – A Photoshop template of GUI elements

    For me (and I am sure many others!), UI5 has become a really useful toolkit for easily developing web apps and POC’s with little effort around the SAP Ecosystem. The OData support, rich controls and business inspired examples lend itself well to the mantra of “Don’t reinvent the wheel”. At a recent SAP Inside Track […]

  • xSync – Making HANA XS development easier

    A couple of weeks ago, I started playing with HANA development after going through a couple of the opensap courses. One of my biggest surprises was that HANA Studio was windows only. As a Web/Mobile/App developer spending majority of my time on the Mac platform, having to get my Dell out was a walk down […]

  • A peek inside xSync and the HANA XS Engine

    On saturday I published a blog about a small app I wrote called xSync – basically a XS Engine app for Mac developers where you can sync a local development folder with your HANA repository. This is for rapid development and to encourage the “bring your own IDE” approach to application development on HANA. Here […]

  • Communicating with other iOS apps using URL Schemes

    When I started developing iOS apps a couple of years ago, I was concerned that enterprise apps were going to quickly succumb to the world of development scope creep. Since the apps were fairly focused and provided a single function or process solution, what if the business wanted more? For example, you have a CRM […]