Designing Rethinking

Excerpt from the book “Design Thinking” is one area of product development strategy which is often misunderstood by the developers. To understand Design Thinking, one needs to understand the concept of a Wicked Problem. What is a wicked problem? Consider... Continue Reading →

Risk Aversion And Entrepreneurship – 2

When Groupon started, they didn't start big. They tested their thoughts and slowly calibrated based on the response they received from their focus group before expanding their business idea originally named The Point. As a matter of fact, the USP... Continue Reading →

Risk Aversion And Entrepreneurship – 1

There are two investment proposals - Alpha and Beta. Alpha projects 70% probability of 30% returns and Beta projects 95% probability of 15% returns on top of the original investment. Conventional wisdom would assess and support Beta as a safer... Continue Reading →

Understanding Referential Join Concept

Before dwelling into Referential Join, understanding the foundation i.e., Referential Integrity is very important. The existence of the relationship between two tables based on the presence of the primary key of the parent table is necessary to have the referential... Continue Reading →

Agile For ABAP Developers

Excerpt from the book The only possible reason why a person is not a Bill Murray fan is that the person has not seen any Bill Murray movie. He is a savant when it comes to landing comic moments. One... Continue Reading →

Understanding Different Views In HANA

For data modeling in HANA, there are three types of views defined – Attribute View, Analytic View, and Calculation View. Each of these views processes the data catering to specific needs for optimal performance and workability. Attribute View: It deals... Continue Reading →

Blurry Lines: UI vs UX

In any business, it is important to understand what the consumer wants and how that can be accomplished. The latter part is more definitive. Former is heuristics and instincts. On front end part of product development – these two answers... Continue Reading →

User Defined Functions

UDF or User Defined Functions are read-only functions in SAP Hana. They are not aligned with DDL and DML operations. It is one of the two logical containers used in SQLScript, the other being Procedures. UDFs are further categorized as... Continue Reading →

Cursors In Hana

Cursors are set of rows of data fetched from the database with a pointer at the current row which is defined by the iteration as the code parses through the data one row at a time. When a cursor is... Continue Reading →

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