Developing Custom Applications for SAP Enterprise Portal — Advanced Java and .NET Options to Consider in Light of SAP NetWeaver

  • by Patrick Dixon, Associate Partner, IBM Corporation
  • May 15, 2005
In light of SAP NetWeaver’s native support for ABAP, Java, and .NET, and the release of myriad new development tools, SAP teams now have a dramatically expanded menu of options for developing custom applications for delivery via SAP Enterprise Portal. This article is the second in a two-part series that compares the platform and skill set requirements, level of effort, and code complexity involved in your eight main custom development options. The first installment covered your best options for developing SAP-centric applications and straightforward Web applications that run exclusively in an SAP environment. This second installment covers the more complex options that are available for developing highly customized, cross-platform Java applications and applications based on ASP/.NET.

Patrick Dixon

Patrick Dixon is an Associate Partner with IBM specializing in SAP NetWeaver applications. He has more than eight years of experience Web-enabling and integrating SAP systems with SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP Internet Transaction Server, SAP NetWeaver Process Integration, and non-SAP systems solutions. He is a key speaker on portal implementation and content integration at WIS and SAP events worldwide. Patrick has a master’s degree in computer simulation from Bath University, and an MBA from City University, London.

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