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Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

Demo: Voice activated S/4HANA with Amazon Echo

This weekend we had a very severe snow storm on the east coast of the US which of course was a great excuse for me to stay in and do nothing or at least have a play around with my new Amazon Echo. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve been intrigued by Amazon opening up the Echo to developers to allow them to integrate it with whatever system they like so I decided to do just that and…

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Does MBO stand for “Mighty Bad Option”?

Does MBO stand for “Mighty Bad Option”?

As a veteran of many Sybase Unwired and SAP Mobility platform implementations using Mobile Business Objects or MBOs I am frequently faced with the question of whether to use MBOs or not for new projects. While my knee jerk reaction is a resounding no, the answer is a bit more complex than that. So let’s explore it a bit more:

SAP Fiori – Chip away at those caching issues on Gateway

SAP Fiori – Chip away at those caching issues on Gateway

One of the issues that can occur during the setup of your SAP Fiori Launch pad is around caching specifically around the chips or tiles that are displayed. There are certain circumstances like upgrades and changes that can leave the cache in a state that causes some of the underlying OData services to freak out with errors like: “In the context of Data Services an unknown internal server error occured” or “No valid source context supplied” But never fear, there…

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Fiori News Tile Setup & Cross Domain Origin Policy

Fiori News Tile Setup & Cross Domain Origin Policy

Hi All, Over the past few days while setting up a new SAP Fiori Launchpad installation I needed to get the Fiori News Tile functioning correctly showing off the contents of an internal RSS feed. Easy to setup yes however having two requests from the client’s browser go to two different servers is against the rules 🙂 So I had to figure out a way of getting all of the data to come from the same place. Source code can…

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The Toolbox – My Development Tools

The Toolbox – My Development Tools

This is a great topic and one that I have visited a number of times over the years (a while back I posted on the SCN about this). The reason it’s a good topic is purely because it keeps changing. Each time I think about my development workflow, it has changed and that is usually because somebody else has introduced me to another great tool. Where possible I’ll try to credit who introduced me to the tool and for those who…

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Getting started with Native iOS Odata apps using SMP 3

Getting started with Native iOS Odata apps using SMP 3

Edit 28th Feb: The URL to access the OData service is incorrect below, this bypasses the SMP server and goes directly to the OData service. The correct URL to use after registration is http[s]://<smpServer>:<port>/application.reverse.domain so in the case of this app the URL should behttp://smpServer:8080/com.bluefinsolutions.poc.smp3.101 – you can also use the connection name in place of the app ID depending on the configuration which in this case would be http://smpServer:8080/SampleNorthwinds When accessing the OData URL for the SMP server you…

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