The Open Source Way podcast

The Open Source Way


A podcast with open source enthusiasts about open source trends, topics and projects.

14 Episódios

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    Fundamental Library – An Open Source Library for Everyone


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Mladen Droshev and Fabian Tempel about the Fundamental Library, an open-source library created to help application developers align the user experience based on any web application framework with the SAP Fiori Design. Mladen and Fabian talk about their own Fundamental Library journey, explain the benefits of using it, and how to best get started.
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    Rust – A Language on the Rise


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests André Borrmann and Philipp Degler about Rust, a programming language that was open-sourced from the start. Philipp and André talk about Rust’s evolution, explain its growing popularity within the community, and explore the possibilities it offers. We also learn why a strict compiler is better than a friendly one and why working with Rust can sometimes feel like raising a child.
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    SAP Cloud SDK – Why Open Source is the Way to Go


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Marika Marszalkowski and Frank Essenberger about the SAP Cloud SDK, an NPM library which helps develop web applications on SAP’s Business Technology Platform. We learn about the evolution and benefits of the SDK, the differences and similarities of its Java and JavaScript flavors, SAP’s decision to run it as an open source project, and the challenges and benefits associated with all this. Marika and Frank also explain how to best get started with the SDK on GitHub.
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    License Compliance – From risks to developer friendly processes


    ​ In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with Dobrinka Mladenova and Janaka Bohr about how the license compliance processes for open source at SAP evolved over the past 20 years. By, for example, implementing automation, tools, and standardization, SAP now has a developer-friendly approach and at the same time addresses crucial customer concerns. Dobrinka and Janaka speak about OpenChain, the international standard for open source compliance, and discuss SAP’s involvement in ClearlyDefined. We will also find out why it sometimes takes a postcard or a beer to be license compliant.
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    ZEISS and SAP – An Open Source Talk


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Holger Streidl, Corporate Open Source Officer at Carl Zeiss AG and Peter Giese, Director of the SAP Open Source Program Office. They address many of the questions that arise for an enterprise when establishing an OSPO and talk about the commonalities or differences of the OSPOs and their approaches at ZEISS and SAP – for example, when creating policies, building a legal framework, ensuring license compliance, or setting up training and education for the internal community.
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    Fosstars – A Rating Approach to Open Source Components


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Michael Bernhardt and Artem Smotrakov about Fosstars, a java-based framework that allows you to define various ratings for open source projects. The name “Fosstars” is a combination of “FOSS” for “Free and Open Source Software” and the concept of rating products or services with “stars”. It helps software engineers and architects to quickly assess various aspects of open source components, such as their security, maturity, etc. It is often difficult to analyze the actual code of all the open source components in an application and compare them with respect to various aspects. To make it easier, Fosstars offers ratings that are based on publicly available information about the projects, such as adopted security tools and best practices, activity of the community, and many more. Thus, Fosstars is a project, that deals with other open source projects, making the natural approach to it – guess what – open source!
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    Clean ABAP – Best Practices for Effective ABAP Code, Straight from the Expert


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Klaus Häuptle and Florian Hoffmann about the importance of having a readable and maintainable codebase to ensure sustainable development. Klaus and Florian started an internal repository with best practices for maintainable and readable ABAP code. Through info sessions with many hundreds of participants, intense discussions, and great contributions, SAP colleagues helped turn this into a treasure trove for modern ABAP’ers. Many developers asked if this would become available as a book, and if they would be allowed to share it with customers and partners. They soon realized that this initiative gained its early drive from its community and needed to remain part of that community. Thus, they opened it to contributions from inside and outside of SAP, hoping that this repository would help developers worldwide to make their ABAP code a little cleaner. In late 2020, they published the book “Clean ABAP” to help individual developers, teams, and entire organizations with learning and implementing clean ABAP.
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    OpenUI5 – A One-Stop-Shop UI Toolkit


    ​In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Andreas Kunz and Peter Muessig about OpenUI5. OpenUI5 is a JavaScript-based web user interface framework. One that specifically targets enterprise use cases, but can be used for any type of application. Andreas and Peter explain how OpenUI5, SAPUI5, and SAP Fiori are related and how OpenUI5 became an open source project. They elaborate why the modular structure of this probably largest open source project from SAP is an optimal fit for a community approach. Our guests also have some interesting examples how OpenUI5 has been used not only by SAP customers, but also by nuclear scientists as well as completely private individuals building an app for their kids. Overall, OpenUI5 engages a large community of contributors and followers, manifest in five-digit enrollment in online courses and very popular community events.
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    Project "Kyma" – An Easy Way to Extend Enterprise Applications


    In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Krasimir Semerdzhiev and Valentin Vieriu about project „Kyma”. Kyma is an open source project built on top of Kubernetes that provides a platform to build extensions for cloud applications. Krasimir and Valentin talk about all the investigations, challenges, and learnings that come with such a project. We learn how and why Kyma got started, where the strange name comes from, and why it is an advantage for contributors that Kyma is based on Kubernetes. The episode also touches how Kyma scales, how it relates to other open source projects inside and outside the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and how you can get involved.
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    Project "Gardener" – Managing Kubernetes at Scale


    In this episode Karsten Hohage talks with our guests Vasu Chandrasekhara and Tim Usner about project Gardener. Today, Kubernetes is the natural choice for running software in the cloud. More and more developers and corporations are in the process of containerizing their applications, and many of them are adopting Kubernetes for automated deployments of their cloud native workloads. There are many open source tools which help creating and updating single Kubernetes clusters. However, the more clusters you need and the more infrastructures need to be supported, the harder it becomes to operate, monitor, manage, and keep all of them up-to-date. And that is exactly what project Gardener focuses on. Vasu and Tim explain in more detail what Gardener does, why open source is the natural approach to such a project, and how it makes the lives of cloud developers, architects, and operators easier.

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