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Chris started working with SAP software in 1993 as an assembler programmer working on the RF and RV modules of R/2. He then went on to work as an ABAP programmer and Basis consultant installing and upgrading R/3 systems, starting with R/3 2.0B.
In May 1995, he joined SAP(UK) as a Basis Consultant and ABAP programmer; however, when the Internet boom started in 1996, he turned his attention to web based interfaces into SAP, which in turn, lead to him teaching the first SAP course on the Internet Transaction Server in January, 1997. Since then, web based user interfaces for SAP functionality have been the main focus of Chris' attention.
In January 2003, he started working with Web Dynpro, and has worked closely with development team in Walldorf both learning the product and writing proof-of-concept applications. The knowledge gained whilst working with the developers originally appeared as a "How To" guide; but as the volume of information grew, it became apparent that a book would need to be written. This material then became the foundation for the book "Inside Web Dynpro for Java", published by SAP Press in November, 2004.
Chris is also the author of the standard SAP training courses on Web Dynpro for Java: "Introduction to Web Dynpro for Java" (JA310) and "Advanced Web Dynpro for Java" (JA312).
In September 2007, the second edition of "Inside Web Dynpro for Java" was published. This edition has been greatly extended to include areas such as the principles of good Web Dynpro design and how to use JCo connections correctly.
Chris now works as the Web Dynpro Java expert for the SAP's NetWeaver Regional Implementation Group (EMEA) in Walldorf, Germany.