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Coffee Corner Radio

By Jakob Kjaer & Simon Kemp & Martin Fischer
This podcast is for the SAP community provided to you by community members. The podcast will provide content from the community in a audible format for you to consume whenever and wherever suits you.
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Episode 4: ABAP - The Special Snowflake with Nigel & Graham

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Episode 60 - Architectural Patterns Discussion with Eberhard Wolff
In this episode Martin talks with a very special guest: Eberhad Wolff is well-known at least in the German software architecture community. Eberhard and Martin talk about different architectural patterns, but not from a SAP perspective. They try to bridge the gap between custom development and standard software.  Here some links: SoftwareArchitekTOUR Podcast Episode about APIs (German)  SoftwareArchitektTour Podcast hosted by heise Eberhard's YouTube Channel Eberhard's Books  Eberhard's Publications on the INNOQ website
September 23, 2022
Episode 59 - UI5con Recap
Our guest Marian and Jakob (yes, guest today, not host ;-) talk with Martin about last week's hybrid UI5con. You find the agenda of the event here: Soon there will also be the recorgings of the all the sessions. It's also worth to check several github repos and sites, e.g.: wdi5 best of UI5 UI5 & TypeScript
July 14, 2022
Episode 58 - State of SAP with Holger Müller
Holger Müller and Martin did another State of SAP episode - the first time after a longer break - sorry for that! They covered topcics around - DSAG Technologie Tage (Tech Days) - Sapphire including keynotes, announcements, sustainability, BTP, S/4HANA Cloud & more ;-)
June 10, 2022
Episode 57 - Open Source in the SAP Ecosystem and the Windows Calculator
In this episode Jakob have a panel discussion about open source with Lars Hvam, Volker Buzek, Morten Wittrock and Sebastian Wolf about Open Source. Both from the community and also the within SAP.  Please bear in mind this episode was recorded before the christmas break, better late than never right ;-)
January 13, 2022
Episode 56 - Low Code/No Code Platforms with Matthias Steiner and Holger Bruchelt
In this episodes our guests Matthias Steiner and Holger Bruchelt disucss with Martin about Low Code/No Code platforms, but not about App Geyver in detail. Here are some usefull links: Webinar Neptune Sofware and Microsoft Neptune GitHub Repo Neptune API Factory
December 10, 2021
Episode 55 - Post SAP TechEd 2021 with Christian Braukmüller, Chris Paine, Simon & Martin
We had a casual talk about SAP TechEd 2021! Thanks Christian Braukmüller and Chris Paine for joining. It also was kind of a reunion, as Simon and Martin were hosting this episode. At the end you find a special announcement by Matt Harding. Here is the link to his blog post:
November 25, 2021
Episode 54 - Pre SAP TechEd 2021 with Tammy, Daniela and Rui
Martin talked with SAP Mentor Tammy and Daniela and Rui who are both part of the organizing team about the upcoming SAP TechEd 2021.
October 26, 2021
Episode 53 - State of SAP with Holger Müller - DSAGlive Edition
Martin talks with Holger Müller mainly about DSAGlive 2021 - esspecially the keynotes Here are some links: DSAGlive Keynotes on YouTube (in German): position papers regarding the current SAP HCM portfolio from DSAG (in German): position paper deployment options: position paper cloud options for German public service: Postion paper SAP cloud strategy (in German):
October 02, 2021
Episode 52 - State of SAP with Holger Müller - SAPPHIRE Edition
Martin talks with Holger Müller about SAPPHIRE 2021 - esspecially the keynotes 
June 10, 2021
Episode 51 - Students Entering the SAP Technology Universe
In this episode Martin talks with two students, Mar Horbach and Daniel Becker who passed their student's project by publishing their experience as a blog post on the SAP Community: Daniel's Blog Post Marc's Blog Post We discussed together with their Professor Christian Drumm about the projects and how attractive SAP technology is for students
April 04, 2021
Episode 50 - Let's talk iRPA
In this episode we discuss the topic of SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation (iRPA). My guests Priya, Vijay and Shruti will give us an introduction to iRPA and tell their own stories about how they got interested in the topic, recount their own iRPA journeys and how the SAP community has helped them along the way. So sit back grab a coffee and enjoy! SAP iRPA Community page Open SAP iRPA Course SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 Tutorials 
February 17, 2021
Episode 49 - the latest state of SAP with Holger Müller
Another episode with Holger Mueller, Constellation Research and Martin Topics covered: - SAP TechEd - Board Changes in January - DSAG Survey - Rise with SAP
January 29, 2021
Episode 48 - post virtual SAP TechEd discussion
We had an international call with Matt, Graham, Gregor and Christian and the two episode hosts Simon and Martin and discussed about the first virtual SAP TechEd which took place this week
December 12, 2020
Episode 47 - SAP TechEd 2020 after key note watch party discussion
Gregor Wolf, Wouter Lemaire, Cemal Aslan and Ullrich Platt had a discussion during a watch party right after day one's SAP TechEd. Thanks Gregor for pressing the record button!
December 09, 2020
Episode 46 - State of SAP Talk with Holger Müller
Martin had another regular talk with Holger Müller, Constellation Research, about recent news and events in the SAP ecosphere. The mentioned DSAGlive Key Notes can be found here diginomica interview with Christian Klein
November 03, 2020
Episode 45 - Young Talents in the SAP Ecosphere
In this episode Simon and Martin are discussing with DJ Adams (SAP) and Prof. Christian Drumm about young talents in the SAP.
October 30, 2020
Episode 44 - The Current State of SAP Cloud Platform
Matthias Steiner and Tobias Hofmann are talking with Martin Fischer about the current state of SAP Cloud Platform and some room of improvement mainly from a customer and partner developer's perspective.  Here are some links which we mention during our discussion: Coffee Corner Radio Episode about open sourcing openUI with Michael Graf and Tobias Hofmann Tobias' Blog Posts: The change in SCP trial reveals its biggest problem Alternative models for SAP Cloud Platform trial Den Howlett, diginomica: Matthias Steiner, Jelena Perfiljeva and Den Howlett in conversation re: SAP developer licensing Matthias Steiner's Blog Posts on SAP Community
October 02, 2020
Episode 43 - Devops in SAP
Thanks to Sascha Junkert, Ethan Jewett and Chris Kernaghan to spare their time to talk to Martin and Jakob about Devops in SAP. Make sure to checkout the devtoberfest as announced in the podcast Also if you are curious to see what Jakob was babbling about on the feature switch framework, check our his blog or his blog about devops and Graham Robbinsons response 
August 27, 2020
Episode 42 - State of SAP Talk with Holger Müller
Holger Müller and Martin talked again about the recent news around SAP. They covered the news around Jennifer Morgan, SAPPHIRE NOW and the Corona Warn App. Just to name a few...
August 02, 2020
Episode 41 - German Corona Warn App
SAP and Deutsche Telekom develop the German Corona Warn App. In this episode Martin interviewed Thomas Kowark and Sebastian Wolf who are members of the project team about this very special project. Here are some links: Official website of the Corona Warn App Corona Warn App on GitHub UKW 030 Die Corona Warn App - German Podcast about the app with a high level of technial details
June 29, 2020
Episode 40 - SAP Online Track
This episode brings you the organisers of the first ever SAP Online Track and a bit more depth behind the scenes on how they managed to pull off a 24 hour event all done in their spare time with their passion for the SAP Community.
June 22, 2020
Episode 39: SAP CAP and the first community conference re>≡CAP
In this episode Martin (@cyclingfisch) chatted with Volker Buzek (@vobu), Gregor Wolf (@wolf_gregor)and Christian Braukmüller (@cbasis) about the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model (CAP) and the first virtual community conference about CAP which is called re>≡CAP and took place on May 15th. re>≡CAP website including links to the replays SAP Cloud Application Programming Model Community on github SAP CAP Docs course "Building Applications with SAP Cloud Application Programming Model" DJ Adams' YouTube Channel SAP CodeJam on SAP CAP Exercises on github Insight Cruises Blog Post CAP with TypeScript by Simon Perstorfer SAP Online Track SAP Online Track Agenda German "Corona Warn App" on github
May 26, 2020
Episode 38: SAP's and Microsoft's Project "Embrace"
In October 2019, SAP and Microsoft announced project "Embrace" At that time it was not really clear what it means from technical and architectual perspective. Now things are getting clearer. Martin (@cyclingfisch) talked with Holger Bruchelt, Microsoft (@hobru) and Christian Lechner, SAP Mentor Alumni, minnosphere (@lechnerc77) about Embrace and had a look on the technical details.
May 19, 2020
Episode 37: Another "State of SAP" interview with Holger Mueller
Martin had the honor again to talk with Holger Mueller, Analyst with Constellation Research, about the "State of SAP". It's the third interview with Holger. Again the topic was about board and strategy changes at SAP. The interview was also published on the Constellation Research youtube channel.
April 04, 2020
Episode 36: Working from home with Colleen Hebbert and Graham Robbinson
This episode will bring back a few familiar voices to discuss the topic "working from home", which is the new norm because of Corona Virus.
April 03, 2020
Episode 35: Where are the women in the SAP Community?
In this episode we speak to Anne Kathrine Petteroe about her presentation from last years Teched about the missing women in the SAP community and diversity.
February 05, 2020
Episode 34: Thomas Jung's new role as Head of Developer Advocacy at SAP
You may have heard that as of this month (Jan 2020) Thomas Jung has taken on a new role at SAP as Head of Developer Advocacy. In this episode Simon chats to Thomas about his new role and gets some insights about what to expect from Thomas and his team in 2020.
January 21, 2020
Episode 33: Trip back through 2019 and what's to come in 2020.
Take a trip with us looking back at 2019 and discussion on expectations for 2020.
December 06, 2019
Episode 32: Deep Dive into the planned Fiori conversion for S/4HANA with David Shields and Matt Harding
In this episode, friend of the podcast, most southerly SAP Mentor and our podcast music creator Matt Harding takes a deep dive into the planned Fiori conversion for S/4HANA at Hydro Tasmania with David Shields. Here’s the link to the accompanying blog post
October 24, 2019
Episode 31: SAP TechEd Barcelona 2019 SAP Extension Factory Deep Dive with Rui Nogueira and Gregor Wolf
In this episode, which we recorded after day 3 of SAP TechEd Barcelona 2019, Rui Nogueira explaines SAP Extension Factory and Kyma in detail. Gregor Wolf and Martin Fischer are discussing with him the various options it offers to build extensions to SAP applications on SAP Cloud Platform. You can find more information in Rui's blog post: and on the Kyma website:
October 11, 2019
Episode 30: SAP TechEd Barcelona 2019 - Recap Day 1
In this episode Martin (@cyclingfisch) talks with the SAP Mentors Gregor Wolf (@wolf_gregor), Hendrik Neumann (@h_neumann) and Wouter Lemaire (@wouter_lemaire) about the first day of SAP TechEd Barcelona. After talking about the keynote, it went a rather technical discussion about the SAP Extension Factory, Kyma, CAP, ABAP RAP, gCTS and DevOps in the ABAP world.
October 09, 2019
Episode 29: Interview with Holger Mueller about TechEd season
Holger Mueller (@holgermu) , analyst with Constellation Research Inc. talked with  Martin (@cyclingfisch) about the conference season. They focused on TechEd, but also  talked about the DSAG anual conference, Oracle Open World and more.
October 07, 2019
SAP Teched season and CPILINT - Interviews with Sachin Nagal and Morten Wittrock
This episode brings you a few more impressions and expectations for SAP Teched with Sachin Nagal and Morten Wittrock. We also discuss Morten's new open source project CPILINT, which is a linting tool for SAP Cloud Integration. Make sure to head to the open source bar if you are attending Teched
September 25, 2019
Podbite Wrap-up from Success Connect with Chris Paine
Thanks very much to Chris, Paul Ryan and Alistair Elliott for the contribution. This podbite is a wrap up from SuccessConnect in Las Vegas 2019.
September 21, 2019
Episode 27 - Teched warmup for Las Vegas and Bangalore
This episode brings you a new co-host on the show as well as interviews with Mahesh Kumar Palavelli, Lucia Subatin and Diego Dora. We discuss expectations for the upcoming techeds and the SAP Community in general. Special mentions of the unconference can be found here:
September 20, 2019
Warmup for Teched Season
This episode we speak to Mike Doyle and Ronnie Sletta about their expectations and sessions at Teched.  Link to trivia blogpost
September 11, 2019
Episode 25: Live from the Sydney Convention Centre & SAP Stammtisch Sydney
We recorded a couple of chats with Alistair Templeton, Graham Robinson and Chris Paine at the SAP Stammtisch Sydney after the SAP Australian User Group Summit. Jakob and I discuss the topics raised and even manage a quick SAP Trivia Quiz at the end of the show. So grab a coffee sit back and enjoy the show... and make sure you listen all the way to the end not just for Matt Hardings awesome guitar solo! ;-) #easteregg
September 05, 2019
Episode 24 - They are the Enterprise Geeks!
In this episode Simon sits down with Thomas, Dan, Rich and Craig, four of the original Enterprise Geeks. The guys share their memories from when they started the Enterprise Geeks back in 2008 and we even get to go off in a classic egghead tangent. Enjoy! For more information and to listen to the back catalog of podcasts go to their website
August 15, 2019
Episode 23 - The actual Coffee Corner on the SAP Community
This episode Simon and I look into the SAP Coffee Corner on the community. Our discussion takes us to topics from Lego to CO2 emissions to learning from your mistakes. So grab a coffee and enjoy the show. Discussions mentioned on the show: Greetings, LEGO builders Share your "ABAP gore" Reduce Carbon Impact - Train ride to SAP TechEd 2019 Barcelona Counting your Mistakes
July 11, 2019
Episode 22 - SAP Champions
In this episode Martin and Jakob sit down with Craig Cmehil head of the SAP Community programs and discuss the new SAP Champions program.
June 28, 2019
Episode 21 - UI5 with Michael Graf and Tobias Hofmann
This episode Martin Fischer is joined by Michael Graf and Tobias Hoffmann to talk about the UI5 framework and UI5con. Links: Flush game - Openui5 SDK - Sample library -
June 10, 2019
Episode 20 - Engage with the SAP Community with Phil Cooley
This episode we catch up with Phil Cooley and talk about his recent blog: Like....Follow....Comment....Repeat....Like....Follow.....Comment and the SAP Community in general on different initiatives we believe could benefit the community. Please check out the Native mobile app ideas for the SAP Community on the following links:
May 21, 2019
Episode 19 - Day 3 Sapphire 2019
The final day from SAP Sapphire 2019. Listen to our chat with the SAP Mentors as well as a couple of interviews on the show floor as we wrap up from the event. 
May 10, 2019
Episode 18 - Day 2 Sapphire 2019
Day 2 from SAP Sapphire 2019. Listen to our chat with the SAP Mentors and find out about all the action from Day 2. Stay tuned for our final episode from Sapphire tomorrow. Enjoy!
May 08, 2019
Episode 17 - Day 1 Sapphire 2019
Day 1 from SAP Sapphire 2019. Listen to our chat with the SAP Mentors and community members Goran and Mohammed who we chatted to on the show floor. Stay tuned for Day 2 recap tomorrow. Enjoy!
May 08, 2019
Episode 16 - Pre Sapphire 2019
In this episode Jakob and I reflect on our first day at SAP Sapphire 2019 in Orlando Florida. We catch up with community members from SAP and the SAP Mentors who share their expectations for the upcoming Sapphire conference. Stay tuned for our daily updates. Enjoy!
May 07, 2019
Episode 15 - Future of SAP with the change of board of directors
This episode brings a new host on the show. Please welcome Martin Fischer! He interviews Holger Mueller on topics concerning the change of board of directors as well as the roadmap for SAP. Holger recently published an article on the subject.
April 05, 2019
Episode 14 - Espresso Martinis at SAP Stammtisch Sydney
In this episode I sit down with Colleen Hebbert, Graham Robinson and Chris Rae at the SAP Stammtisch in Sydney and we discuss the recent Mastering SAP event and other top of mind topics in the SAP Community. Sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy!
March 21, 2019
Episode 13 - How Eclipse saved the day with Florian Henninger
In this podcast Simon and I interview Florian Henninger for a talk about Eclipse and Abap in Eclipse. What made him do the shift. This episode is packed with tips and tricks about Eclipse and also some of the drawbacks.  We hope you will enjoy it.
February 15, 2019
Podbite 13 - Monday morning thoughts: rethinking like the Web by DJ Adams
In this post, I revisit some principles that help us “think like the web” and think about them in the context of today’s SAP technology landscape and community.
February 03, 2019
Podbite 12 - Monday Morning Thoughts: Longevity and Loose Coupling by DJ Adams
A recording of a blog post by DJ Adams from 12th of November 2018.  In this post, I think about the importance of core technologies, and how the arrival of functions-as-a-service might be merely the next incarnation of an idea that’s existed for a while.
January 28, 2019
Episode 12 - Interview with Nabheet Madan
This episode I catch up with Nabheet Madan for a look back on 2018 and ahead to 2019. Also we talk about inspirations and his great example of 100 days of QA. Blogs mentioned on the show can be found here: Abap a special snowflake Monday Morning Thoughts
January 14, 2019
Episode 11: SAP Inside Track (SIT) Council with Svea Becker
In this episode Simon chats with Svea Becker - SAP Community Advocate for SAP Community Events. They discuss SAP Inside Tracks, Stammtisch and the new SIT Council. Enjoy!
November 19, 2018
Podbite 11 - Monday morning thoughts by DJ adams: On starting blogging
In this post, I think about what it is that made me start blogging, and about the reasons to start blogging that might resonate with you, if you’ve not yet made that step Blog:
November 09, 2018
Episode 10: Live from SAP TechEd Barcelona - Day 2 Recap
Back for Day 2 of SAP TechEd in Barcelona! Join our community podcasters Gregor, Christian, Martin, Tom and Wouter for their wrap up of Day 2 #ForTheCommunityByTheCommunity
October 25, 2018
Episode 9: Live from SAP TechEd Barcelona - Day 1 Recap
In this episode Gregor Wolf, Tom Cenens, Wouter Lemaire, Christian Drumm and Martin Fischer recap the first day of SAP TechEd in Barcelona. Enjoy! #ForTheCommunityByTheCommunity
October 24, 2018
Podbite 10 - Monday morning thoughts: Big school and community by DJ Adams
In this post, I think about my experience going from primary school to secondary school – “big school”, how that parallels our collective move from on-prem to the cloud, and how the community is more important than ever in this transition. Link to episode:
October 23, 2018
Episode 8: Live from SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2018
In this episode we are live from Las Vegas. I sit down with DJ Adams, Al Templeton, Adrian Vaughan, Mike Doyle, Matt Harding, Andre Leidenfrost and John Patterson to discuss SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2018.
October 09, 2018
Podbite 9 - Monday Morning Thoughts by DJ Adams: Imposter Syndrome
In this post I think about the impostor syndrome, how it relates to me, and one of the possible causes. Link:
October 07, 2018
Episode 7: Continuous Learning
In this episode we welcome Colleen Hebbert and Chris Kernaghan to a chat about how to stay on top of your learning as well as juggle your work life balance with a family, travels etc.
September 28, 2018
Podbite 8 - Monday morning thoughts - odata
DJ Adams is giving us a hand once again and reads out his blog on odata. Full blog here:
September 23, 2018
Episode 6 - Back to ITS roots
This episode jumped to life based on a picture published by Bjoern Goerke about a very special reunion. Think of a time in the early days of the internet, where cloud was in the skies, virtual reality was reserved to NASA technologies SAP had just entered the German stock index. Well the topic of todays podcast is from this time, its where our 4 guests teamed up to create what we know as the ITS. This episode hosts Bjoern Goerke, Michael Heckner, Michael Bechauf and Thomas Grassl for a trip down memory lane.
September 11, 2018
Podbite 7 - SAP Press Subscription service and a competition
I just realised that SAP Press had subscriptions based on one of their latest tweets. In this podbite I have a chat to Florian Zimniak on what the SAP Press subscription has to offer and he also share's some exciting news from SAP Press. Give us feedback on which books you would read with the service on to win one month free subscription.
August 12, 2018
Episode 5: Diversity & Inclusion in the SAP Community
In this episode Jakob and Simon chat with Jamie Cantrell and Jason Cao about diversity, inclusion and the mindset we all need to have for a healthy SAP Community. Show Links:
August 06, 2018
Episode 4: ABAP - The Special Snowflake with Nigel & Graham
In this episode we chat with Nigel James and Graham Robinson both long time SAP Community members about Nigel's recent Blog titled ABAP - The Special Snowflake We discuss ABAPGit, the importance of automated testing and the future of ABAP in the Cloud. Enjoy!
July 17, 2018
Pod Bite 6 - 5 Reasons for SAP Cloud Platform by Bjoern Goerke
In this pod bite Jakob will read the blog post published on the 9th of July by Bjoern Goerke. He is going through why the SAP Cloud Platform is an essential piece of SAP's offering to help customer innovate. Link to the blog is here:
July 11, 2018
Pod bite 5 - DJ Adams - interview with Rui Nogueira
This podbite brings you and interview done by a good friend of the show DJ Adams. The interviews RUI Nogueira about the new application programming model for SAP Cloud Platform. As a bonus there is a big secret to be revealed in this podbite. We hope you enjoy.
June 25, 2018
Pod Bite 4 - SAP CP at SAPPHIRE 2018 by Murali Shanmugham
In this quick Pod Bite episode I will read a recent blog post by Murali Shanmugham that covers the many SAP Cloud Platform announcements made at SAP SAPPHIRE 2018. I hope you enjoy it and check out the full blog here:
June 15, 2018
Episode 3 Interview with Craig Cmehil
This episode brings you an interview with Craig Cmehil, who is the new head of the SAP community and Mentor program. We discuss his blog: as well as touches the blogs from Graham Robbinson: And from Nigel James:
May 31, 2018
Pod Bite 2 - What do I want from SCN? by Graham Robinson
In this episode I read a recent blog post by SCN Elder and fellow SAP Mentor Graham Robinson. Graham tells us what he wants to see from SCN in 2018. Enjoy! Here's the link to Graham's blog in it's full glory:
May 29, 2018
Pod Bite 1 - Monday morning thoughts: milestones by DJ Adams
In this episode I read you a blog post that I came across in the SAP Community recently that I really enjoyed. The post was written by none other than Mr. DJ Adams here's a link to it: I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Tweet us your feedback and suggestions at @SAPCoffeeCorner. Thanks for listening!
May 23, 2018
Episode 2 - Interview with Moya Watson
This second episode brings Moya Watson as co-host for the show. We talk about her blog concerning diversity and also draw the winner for the free ebook. Hope you enjoy. Link to Moya's blog: Link to the SAP Mentors treasure hunt:
May 09, 2018
Episode 1 - Interview with DJ Adams
This is the first SAP Community podcast made by members of the community. In this podcast we are talking through three blogs that caught our eyes in the last month. Links to the blogs:
April 11, 2018