Leverage Component-Based Architecture in Web Dynpro for Java Business Applications: Part 1 - Design Methodology, Concepts, and Case Study

  • by Bertram Ganz, Senior Product Specialist, SAP AG
  • Richard Tucker, Principal Web Development Architect, Atos Origin UK
  • May 15, 2008
Reusable components enable developers to build applications that are easy to understand, support, and maintain. This is the first installment in a three-article series that explores Web Dynpro componentization. This first article explains design methodologies and concepts underlying componentization and provides recommendations fundamental to a successful implementation. It also presents a real-world case study that used componentization to implement a suite of applications that delivered a lower TCO and a quicker ROI for the customer. This article deals with Web Dynpro for Java business applications implemented in SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure, but applies to Web Dynpro for ABAP as well.

Bertram Ganz

Bertram Ganz studied mathematics, physics, and computer science for the high school teaching profession at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany, where he completed his first state exam in 1997. In 2000, he received his teacher certification before working as technical trainer for Day Software, a provider of integrated content, portal, and digital asset management software in Basel, Switzerland. He joined SAP at the end of 2001 as a member of the Web Dynpro Java Runtime development team. Bertram’s work focuses on technical knowledge transfer, training, roll-out, roll-in, documentation, and development consulting on the Web Dynpro for Java UI framework. He regularly publishes blogs and articles on Web Dynpro for Java and is co-author of the SAP PRESS books Maximizing Web Dynpro for Java and Java Programming with SAP NetWeaver. Betram is currently working as the senior product specialist on the SAP NetWeaver UI Foundation Operations team.

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Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker joined Atos Origin as an ABAP consultant in 1998. He quickly recognized SAP Web development as an emerging market and was instrumental in building Atos Origin’s SAP Web development capability. He has successfully implemented all SAP Web technologies for the last 10 years for numerous customers. Since 2005, he has concentrated on Web Dynpro implementations, with a long track record in building successful component-based applications. This track record was the basis for his well-received SAP TechEd 2007 presentation on behalf of SDN.

Atos Origin is an international information technology services company with 50,000 employees in 40 countries. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration, and managed operations. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is the 2007 Winner of the SAP Partner Excellence Award for Customer Satisfaction and Quality Performance for a third consecutive year.

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