June 22, 2011 // By: Daniel Hardt
Creating apps and sending SAP data anywhere – that’s what SAP NetWeaver Gateway is designed for. The standalone version, set for release in Q2 2011, uses (Web) standards and enables developers to use their own native environments.
The name SAP NetWeaver Gateway may have only just debuted at SAPPHIRE NOW 2011, but the focus of the technology formerly known as Project Gateway remains the same: facilitating rapid, user-friendly development of apps that support every device and platform.
SAP NetWeaver Gateway is a technology designed to reach a wide audience of developers, as programming with it requires no ABAP or BAPI skills. Plus, its use of common (Web) standards makes data from the SAP back end available everywhere. Version 0.5 of the technology was already released (see the article “Two-Minute Apps”) as part of Duet Enterprise, the collaboration software SAP developed in cooperation with Microsoft. Version 2.0, meanwhile, is the standalone product that was presented at SAPPHIRE.
Read on for a look at what SAP NetWeaver Gateway will offer upon its Q2 2011 release and what future innovations are planned.
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