Gain a Real-World Understanding of How Your Applications Will Operate on a New Platform — Porting a J2EE Application to SAP Web Application Server

  • by Dr. Volker Stiehl, Professor, Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences
  • May 15, 2004
It is no secret that companies are cost-driven — if there is an opportunity to optimize your efficiency, you have to seize it. SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) 6.30, and now 6.40, incorporate the J2EE 1.3 standard, so you no longer have to maintain separate servers for your J2EE and ABAP applications. But before migrating all of your existing J2EE applications to SAP Web AS, you need to accurately assess how the new server will respond to your unique real-world conditions. This article shows you how to port a J2EE-based application to SAP Web AS for this purpose. It points out some potential problem areas and provides recommendations for ensuring a successful J2EE migration.

Dr. Volker Stiehl

Prof. Dr. Volker Stiehl studied computer science at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After 12 years as a developer and senior system architect at Siemens, he joined SAP in 2004. As chief product expert, Volker was responsible for the success of the products SAP Process Orchestration, SAP Process Integration, and SAP HANA Cloud Integration (now SAP HANA Cloud Platform, integration service). He left SAP in 2016 and accepted a position as professor at the Ingolstadt Technical University of Applied Sciences where he is currently teaching business information systems. In September 2011, Volker received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology Darmstadt. His thesis was on the systematic design and implementation of applications using BPMN. Volker is also the author of Process-Driven Applications with BPMN as well as the co-author of SAP HANA Cloud Integration and a regular speaker at various national and international conferences.

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