SAP Business Rules Framework (BRFplus)

July 10, 2010

Very effective video for explaining the benefits of BRFplus.

For a while now I have been meaning to write about the potential of BRFplus. It makes a lot of sense for the business rules to be available as webservices and reused where ever possible.  One such use case would be in PI/XI where traditionally we would save mapping rules in the Java cache, being a fan of separating concerns replicating business rules has never sat well with me.

Unfortunately someone beat me to it PI/XI: BRFPlus – an alternative for value mapping tables and Z-tables for integration


ABAP – what happened?

June 11, 2008

ABAP is an abbreaviation of the German word Allgemeiner Berichtsaufbereitungsprozessor if you run the phrase through babelfish and it translates to “General report preparation processor”. For a long time ABAP was seen as that a report writing language, to the uninitiated it was viewed as a lesser easy to learn language and the programmers who used it were looked down on as coders and not developers. ABAP has gone through many iterations, the biggest of which would have to be the introduction of SAP WebAS where ABAP finally broke away from being a report writing language and became the backbone to a suite of web application development platforms.
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June 5, 2008

This years SAP Teched tells us to

  • Connect, collaborate, and co-innovate with the best minds in the IT industry.
  • Get the knowledge, skills, and professional network needed to take advantage of SOA.
  • Learn how to use the power and flexibility of SAP NetWeaver to co-innovate with SAP
  • Inspiring I know. Before you run off to convince your boss that you should go to Vegas for a week long jolly. Enjoy
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    Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and SAP

    May 16, 2008

    I read everywhere that you need an ESB to truly implement SOA.

    Having read many articles about what an ESB is, I am still unsure whether it is a product or a pattern.

    If it is a product does SAP have one ?

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