How to connect to SAP HANA using JDBC

Recently I had to connect a Java application to SAP HANA and I made some notes along the way: The first step is to get the SAP HANA JDBC driver, a file called ngdbc.jar. The quickest way is to download¬†the SAP Hana Cloud Platform SDK from here: https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud Choose the latest “Java Web Tomcat 8”… Continue reading How to connect to SAP HANA using JDBC

How to Connect Pentaho Data Integration to SAP HANA

Recently I had to connect Pentaho Data Integration to SAP HANA and I made some notes along the way: The first step is to get the SAP HANA JDBC driver, a file called ngdbc.jar. The quickest way is to¬†download and install the SAP HANA client from the SAP Software Download Center, and then extract the… Continue reading How to Connect Pentaho Data Integration to SAP HANA

Stop punishing your users and learn some design fundamentals

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how bad in-house enterprise applications look and behave: clashing color combinations, buttons that don’t respond to clicks, messy forms, elements that look like links but aren’t, inconsistent non-standard controls, no user feedback whatsoever, ugly reports, you know the drill. It’s even more incredible how the poor… Continue reading Stop punishing your users and learn some design fundamentals