SAP's Composition on Grails
I decided to change my plans, and had lunch with Will Gardella and his team. (Will gave the demo, and his team is building Composition on Grails within SAP.)
I'd never considered SAP or its business very interesting, because I misunderstood what SAP actually does. Though I very happily left the world of the Enterprise (twice, first as a system adminstrator and then as a consultant who wrote and maintained business software), and though SAP's choice of technologies (ABAP, Java, WSDL, WS-*, shared-everything) are different from my preferences, it took just a few minutes for Will's demo to convince me that I had overlooked something very interesting.
|Obviously this isn't your fault, but I find it mildly irritating that a Groovy/Grails-based technology uses "Rails" in its title.|
|@Reedo, that confused me for a bit too. I keep wanting to call it "Composition on Grails".|
“If I needed a small application to correlate book sales by language with regions of North America, I could write it in a couple of afternoons without begging our IT department to prioritize or schedule or spec it.”
|You're right- the name is confusing. In any case, I just got a polite note from DHH asking us to change it, so look for a new project name in the next few days.|