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Custom Development in EP 5.0 versus EP 6.0

Hi all,

We are trying to make a decision about some custom Java based portal development. The issue is currently we are on EP 5.0 and are planning to upgrade to EP 6.0 early next year. Now the question is whether to do the development right now in EP 5.0 or wait for a few months and do the development in 6.0.

What I am looking for a comparison of EP 5.0 versus EP 6.0 from a technical perspective. Our custom development is slightly complicated with a number of custom JSP iviews and many web services etc.

Regards

Ravi

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    Jul 19, 2004 at 09:43 AM

    There is built in support for Web Services (both client and server side) in EP6. If you intend on using a lot of WS in your portal applications I would suggest that you wait for EP6. Using a WS wizard and a WSDL file, you can generate proxies for a web service that make it extremely easy to access. There is also the possibility to wrap exisitng portal services in a WS interface so that other applications can access your portal service via SOAP calls. You can download a preview copy of EP6 from SDN and start playing with it now.

    If you are writing a lot of web services as well as accessing them, you might consider using the WebAS 6.30 or 6.40 release since it can automatically convert RFMs and BAPIs to web services. You can also convert EJBs into web services with the WS wizard.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Will,

      So, I guess what you are saying is that we will be able to do the development in EP 5.0 but it would be easier in 6.0 as such.

      Is there any document that explains at a high level the differences between 5.0 and 6.0 other than the release notes?

      Regards

      Ravi