Continuing his conversation with Thomas Jung and Rich Heilman, Dennis gets the guys to dish on what we can expect next from SAP HANA. Rich says that developers could look forward to a new definition language in HANA, which is a higher-level language that used to describe tables and actions against that data. While not all developers will embrace it, the language will be yet another option for development on HANA.
Meanwhile, Thomas talks about some HANA tools coming out that expand the current generic framework from “read only” to add “read” and “create” and “delete”. There will also be an enhanced ability to do exits –things that, today, only SAP can do and give it to the customer or developer.
The guys both talk about how their roles have evolved into HANA at SAP. For Rich and Thomas, there’s nothing better than being able to work with developer tools and manage the features that go into them. As Dennis puts it, that amounts to making a little dent in the universe, every day.
:40 Look for a new definition language that helps people be more productive and efficient
1:39 Tom says some new things will go beyond read-only and help manage exits
2:40 Working with – and helping to define – new tools amounts to the best job in the world
Disclosure: This video is part of a project commissioned by SAP to amplify startup activity and developer innovation on HANA, mobile, and the SAP cloud.