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February 16, 2009

Kiwi Foo - BaaCamp 09

It was a real privilege to have been invited to Kiwi Foo 09, and it certainly didn't disappoint. The uniqueness largely stems from the courageous forward thinking attitude of the organisers to give the attendees almost no guidance at all as to what the format is, and the content to cover. The net result is informed conversation across the spectrum of problems and opportunities facing New Zealand, and an environment with huge cross-pollination potential for ideas, and creativity.

So - what did I learn?

I spoke to the man who is developing the fastest car in the world
I learnt about solar powering my house
Where the Geek Community thinks we are headed in the current climate
Network Theory
Perl 5.10, and Perl 6
Section 92A
Software in Education
OpenSource advocacy, and how to go main stream
telecommuting
Programming the G1
Irish folk music
Werewolf
and many more things that escape me right now.

Many thanks to the organisers (Nat, Jenine, and Russell), and also to all the other people who attended and helped out, to make it a truly excellent event.

Posted by PiersHarding at 6:44 PM

February 10, 2009

sapnwrfc for PHP - version 0.06

This week I've burnt some midnight oil, to get some additional features into sapnwrfc for PHP. These are most notably properly named exceptions thrown for connection, and RFC call issues, and activate/deactivate parameter control for RFC calls (very handy if you want to ignore bulky parameter values).

Download from: http://www.piersharding.com/download/php/sapnwrfc/

Posted by PiersHarding at 8:06 PM

February 9, 2009

Moodle Integration with SAP

Over the last few months I have been working on developing the new SAP NetWeaver RFC SDK compatible PHP connector. The main driver for this is to develop Moodle <-> SAP integration. Finally, I have reached the first step towards that goal with developing mod/auth/sap.

This enables SAP authenticated logins, and the use of SAPs SSO via Logon Tickets.

The module is available at: http://www.piersharding.com/download/php/.

Posted by PiersHarding at 7:16 PM