Monthly Archives: April 2006

BSP How to – Development with MVC5 by Craig Cmeghil, Company: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co

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BSP / How To: Exploring BSP Development with MVC 5

Craig Cmehil
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Company: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co
Apr. 26, 2005 04:15 AM
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Part 1 – Introduction, Tables, Table Types and sample data.
Part 2 – Building the App.
2a – Building your Model
2b – Building your Controllers and Classes
2b_1 – Building your Controllers and Classes
2b_2 – Building your Controllers and Classes
2b_3 – Building your Controllers and Classes
2c – Building your views
Part 3 – Working the App
3a – Display it and entering
3b – Editing and adding categories and subjects
Part 4 – OTR

Part 5 – Conclusions
This has taken me a bit longer to get to than I originally hoped it would but with the SDN Meets Labs I guess my timing was just bad for this series. I hope though that you’ve found it useful and somewhat enlightening.Last September I finished up the first series with straight forward BSP without using an MVC model. In this series we saw that it was quite easy to build page after page without much thought to changes for the future. With the straight BSP it was easy to rearrange, rebuild, recode and reconstruct our pages. With this current series we see that it required a bit more planning in the beginning but in the end we ended up with many more reusable components and a more flexible application.Again in this series I showed the very basic ideas needed to get started however in many cases I did not show the best way to accomplish something in terms of performance. It is my firm belief that if you give someone trying to learn a new technology everything up front, then a few things happen:

They don’t learn as much with a complete solution given to them

They tend to stick to what they’ve learned as you’ve given them too much to start with

The complicated and best performance solution is usually the one they won’t be able to follow as they get lost trying to figure out where to start Now of course there are expections to this as with everything but for the most part these hold true and my hope is simply to help someone get a head of the learning curve and entice them to start experimenting.

In fact during the Walldorf SDN Meets Labs conference I had a very interesting conversation with Sergio. By the way I’m still waiting for that email . Which was directly related to this. He suggested that I add more about Model binding for example. My hope was that perhaps he and I or some others could take from Thomas Ritter and expand on the entire concept of Model BindingThat and many other topics can and should be expanded for use within BSP development.For now though I would like to stick to the series at hand and discuss some of the various points:

OTR
Reusable Components OTR
OTR is one of the most powerful parts of this entire development environment and if used correctly can drastically increase the effectivness and usablity of your application. The idea and ability to easily translate all text within your application. OK, data that people type in is another thing but the display text that is a huge item. You as a developer can easily make your application and then pass the translation along to others to complete. Once the translation is there you can reuse it in future applications.

Reusable Components
How many times have you done the whole copy and paste to get a code segment into a new application? How many times have you said “Hey I did that before, now where was it?”. With use of the MVC concept you can easily integrate your views into various applications. I’ve worked on several applications of late and quite often I use the same standard set of views to accomplish what I need done. This of course is because I have one package for all of my applications.Where does that leave us…Hopefully this now leaves everyone with a good starting point for BSP development. If you have comments, suggestions or anything else please drop me line or write a comment.

Craig Cmehil is a web developer for Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Microsoft, SAP strengthen alliance | CNET News.com

Microsoft, SAP strengthen alliance
Published: April 25, 2005, 10:45 PM PDT
By Alorie Gilbert Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Microsoft and Germany’s SAP are joining forces to develop and market software to link SAP’s business management systems more closely with Microsoft’s Office suite, according to an SAP representative.

The companies plan to discuss the joint effort–code-named Mendocino–on Tuesday at an SAP convention in Copenhagen. Although the companies are longtime partners, the Mendocino project represents the first time the software giants have created a new product together, SAP spokesman Bill Wohl said.

The relationship between SAP and Microsoft has grown cozier amid the recent upheaval in the business software industry caused by acquisitions and flat demand. The companies briefly contemplated a merger last year–a fact that emerged during an antitrust trial over Oracle’s acquisition of PeopleSoft.

Now, instead of buying SAP, Microsoft is collaborating with the company. The new program will enable Office workers to enter data into an SAP system via Microsoft’s popular Outlook calendar and e-mail programs and via Excel spreadsheet. The companies plan to deliver Mendocino later this year, and both will sell it, Wohl said.

The program is designed to spare workers from redundant entry of data and keep the companies’ systems in sync. For instance a business consultant could schedule a meeting with a client in his or her Outlook calendar program and it would automatically show up in SAP’s project management application for budgeting and billing. The companies have not announced pricing.

M.S. in E-Commerce Technology 2005

M.S. in E-Commerce Technology 2005

SugarCRM Pushes Out Open Source Apps — Again [OETrends.Com]

SugarCRM Pushes Out Open Source Apps — Again [OETrends.Com]

SugarCRM is taking steps to push Open Source business apps to a new level, adding a raft of new upgrades to its Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform.

Sugar Suite 3.0, which will be available April 30, will add a wide range of sales-savvy support tools, including campaign management, email marketing, document management, sales forecasting and even a wireless access option for access from the road. The new features are built on top of SugarCRM’s core Open Source sales force automation (SFA) and CRM platform.

Google Publishes Open Source APIs

Google Web APIs Go Open Source

These can be added to a variety of web services – cool stuff! A separate entry shows an example of how the API can be leveraged against an existing web application.

For the actual WDSL.

To see the FAQ.

How to Use Google’s Open Source Code

Google Code

This is the location of Google’s Open Source API code.

Here are the instructions for Google’s API development.

APIs_Reference.html

What is Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)?

Web Service Definition Language (WSDL)

Abstract
WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint. Related concrete endpoints are combined into abstract endpoints (services). WSDL is extensible to allow description of endpoints and their messages regardless of what message formats or network protocols are used to communicate, however, the only bindings described in this document describe how to use WSDL in conjunction with SOAP 1.1, HTTP GET/POST, and MIME.