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(March 14, 2002) - German software giant SAP took advantage of the world media interest in the CeBIT technology fair in Hannover, Germany, this week to make an announcement that shows how carefully even giants these days are choosing to tread, so as to avoid taking definitive sides in the brooding J2EE vs .NET platform war as Web services become steadily more and more pervasive. SAP committed at Hannover to writing "connectors" to .NET, a move which sends a clear signal that the company does not wish to be thought of as "Java-only" despite the fact that its own application server (In-Q-My) is a J2EE app server and despite the fact that the next version (6.2) of In-Q-My will run in parallel both Java and its own ABAP - advanced business application programming - execution environment (ABAP is SAP's own object-oriented language for back-end systems). But Peter Barth... (more)

SAP Says It's a Java, ABAP, and .NET World

(March 18, 2002) - German software giant SAP took advantage of the world media interest in the CeBIT technology fair in Hannover, Germany, last week to make an announcement that shows how carefully even giants these days are choosing to tread, so as to avoid taking definitive sides in the brooding J2EE vs .NET platform war as Web services become steadily more and more pervasive. SAP committed at Hannover to writing "connectors" to .NET, a move which sends a clear signal that the company does not wish to be thought of as "Java-only" despite the fact that its own application server... (more)

SAP's NetWeaver '05 To Support Enterprise Java

SAP claims that it has found a solution to allay businesses' fears surrounding utilization of Java applications within enterprise systems. SAP will offer what it has called "a virtual machine container" next year as part of its NetWeaver platform. Christopher Hearn, product-marketing manager at SAP, conceded that while SAP has wanted to utilize the dynamism inherent in Java, difficulties were encountered. Java simply could not offer the kind of reliability and scalability that many SAP customers, running ERP systems written in C, are used to. "One of the challenges in Java," he... (more)

Infravio X-registry Earns SAP NetWeaver Certification

Championing contract-driven Web Services Management and SOA governance, Infravio today announced its business services registry, Infravio X-registry, has earned the "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" designation. The "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" designation is awarded to products that feature integration with the SAP NetWeaver platform - in Infravio's case via an SAP Enterprise Portal iView for SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0. "Our SAP integration certification reflects a common design goal shared by SAP NetWeaver and X-registry to enable and manage change," said Srinivas Balasubramanian, f... (more)

German Company Updates SAP - Microsoft Project Link

PSLink 3.0 SE (Standard Edition), developed by The Project Group in the Munich area, comprises a detailed, rule-based integration between Microsoft Project and SAP. The company reports that it can be tailored to the requirements of individual customers using its configuration parameters and additional programming. PSLink 3.0 SE meets the prerequisites of common project management tasks, such as deadline and resource planning and SAP-related tasks like the initial cost planning carried out in Microsoft Project, the company reports, and also supports all objects in SAP's project ma... (more)