© 2003

Enterprise Java for SAP

  • Authors


  • Bridges the gap between SAP’s language ABAP and object-oriented Java

  • Provides a complete look at SAP’s Java connector, JCo

  • Demonstrates graphical application development for SAP using Java’s Swing libraries

  • Shows how to deploy and build Java applications on the Tomcat Java application server

  • Teaches how to deploy the Java-based HypersonicSQL database, use SQL to populate the database, and tie the external database into a SAP system with Java


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Austin Sincock
    Pages 17-34
  3. Austin Sincock
    Pages 91-131
  4. Austin Sincock
    Pages 133-172
  5. Austin Sincock
    Pages 173-231
  6. Austin Sincock
    Pages 271-296
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-320

About this book


Enterprise Java for SAP is designed as an introduction to the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) for the SAP developer. After providing a general introduction to Java, author Austin Sincock explores how to open the typically closed SAP environment to the world of Java.

Utilizing SAP's Java connector, JCo, Sincock details an end-to-end web application that connects directly to SAP, including the deployment and implementation of both a web server and an external database. He explores communicating with an SAP environment through such Java and J2EE technologies as JavaServer Pages (JSP) and the Java Standard Tag Library, and database connectivity through JDBC.

Wherever possible, open-source technologies are employed to enable flexible Java connectivity to SAP—atypical for the SAP environment, in which tools are often proprietary.


Deployment J2EE JSP Java Java EE JavaServer Pages SQL Struts Swing programming

About the authors

Austin Sincock has been a strong proponent for the development and use of Enterprise Java to provide access to SAP R/3 systems for the last four years. He has managed product application suites and technical projects around implementing this functionality for major R/3 environments for the last seven years. His projects have included Kraft Foods, Volvo Sweden, and DirecTV. In addition to designing and marketing Java-based SAP applications, Austin evangelizes the use of SAP/Java technologies through both public speaking and web/print publications. He is a frequent speaker at seminars that address the issues of web-enabling SAP, including the Web Enabling Summit 2001, SAP TechEd 2001, and the SearchSAP SAP Developers Summit 2002.

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