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Out Now -  ABAP Development Tools Version 2.51 for the brand new AS ABAP 7.5

A new version of the ABAP Development Tools, ADT 2.51 is available now in time with the new AS ABAP 7.50. Read this blog written by @Thomas Fiedler to get an overview of the new features and capabilities. October 22, 2015

What’s Coming Next with SAP NetWeaver 7.5

Read this SAPinsider article by @Karl Kessler about the upcoming SAP NetWeaver 7.5 releaseSeptember 21, 2015

ABAP@SAP TechEd 2015

This blog provides a selection of ABAP-related sessions at the upcoming SAP TechEd 2015 in Las Vegas and Barcelona. September 8, 2015

More ABAP 7.5 languages features

Learn about new ABAP 7.5 languages features in the new @Horst Keller blogs ABAP News for Release 7.50 - SELECT UNION, ABAP News for Release 7.50 - CORRESPONDING again...ABAP News for Release 7.50 - Host and Other Expressions in Open SQL, November, 2015

SAP NetWeaver 7.5 is released! - Learn about ABAP 7.5

Follow the AS ABAP 7.5 Landing Page to get regular information updates about ABAP 7.5. Read about ABAP for SAP HANA News in SAP NetWeaver 7.5 In the upcoming series of blogs the ABAP language news will be presented. Just take a look at ABAP News for Release 7.50 - What is ABAP 7.50, ABAP News for Release 7.50 - CDS Table Functions implemented by AMDP, ABAP News for Release 7.50 - IS INSTANCE OF and more news will come soon. Stay turned!  October 22, 2015

Top 10 ABAP crimes and beyond

In this blog  you can see a selection of the worst examples of careless ABAP code by @Gungor Ozcelebi and discuss them with the community. You can avoid them by following the ABAP Programming Guidelines by @Horst Keller March 24, 2015

ADT 2.41 - New version of ABAP Development Tools available now

A new version of the ABAP Development Tools, ADT 2.41, has just been launched. Read this blog written by @Thomas Fiedler to get an overview of the new features and capabilities. March 12, 2015


Self-paced openSAP course "ABAP Development for SAP HANA"

Enroll yourself to the self-paced openSAP course ABAP Development for SAP HANA and learn what it means to develop ABAP-based applications optimized for SAP HANA. Read this blog by @Jasmin. November 27, 2014

ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) for Developers in Eclipse

ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC) is now available also in Eclipse within the new version of the ABAP Development Tools, ADT 2.31. Read this blog written by @Olga Dolinskaja and watch the embedded video demonstration to understand how to use the new ATC tools in Eclipse to find and solve quality problems during development process. November 3, 2014

ABAP Language News for Release 7.40 SP08 ABAP 7.40 SP08 is based on kernel release 742 and comes with new ABAP language features. Read this blog by @Horst Keller to have an overview of the most important ABAP language news. October 13, 2014

Introduction to ABAP Channels

ABAP Channels introduction and general recommendations are depicted in this blog written by @Olga Dolinskaja . December 1, 2014

Say Goodbye to Polling: Real-time eventing in ABAP with ABAP Channels

ABAP Channels are generally available with AS ABAP 7.4 SP05 for real-time eventing in ABAP and target to replace inefficient polling approach. What is real-time in ABAP programming? Which business use cases are suitable for ABAP Channels? This blog written by @Olga Dolinskaja outlines application scenarios in which you can benefit using ABAP Channels. November 25, 2014

New Developer Edition of AS ABAP & BW 7.4 SP8 on SAP HANA 1.0 SP8

Do you want try out ABAP development on SAP HANA, the SAP HANA interactive education or explore the latest features of SAP Business Warehouse? Now the new developer edition of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP & SAP Business Warehouse 7.4 SP8 on SAP HANA 1.0 SP8 is available as virtual appliance. September 25, 2014

ADT 2.31 - New version of ABAP Development Tools available now

A new version of the ABAP Development Tools, ADT 2.31, has just been launched. Read this blog written by @Thomas Fiedler to get an overview of the new features and capabilities. September 25, 2014

openSAP course: ABAP Development for SAP HANA

Enroll yourself now to the openSAP course ABAP Development for SAP HANA starting on September 25, 2014! August 11, 2014

Want to try ABAP for SAP HANA yourself?

Check out the brand new E2E Development Guide which shows how to leverage the power of SAP HANA via the code-pushdown capabilities provided by the AS ABAP 7.4 SP05. Have a look at the step-by-step guide here. April 24, 2014

Become an ABAP in Eclipse Fan and earn the AIE Fan Badge Are you an ABAP developer, fascinated by the new IDE? Do you want to be a member of this new generation of ABAP developers? Read this blog by @Thomas Fiedler describing how to become an ABAP in Eclipse fan. April 8, 2014

SAP NetWeaver AS Add-On for Code Vulnerability Analysis Have you ever heard about the Code Vulnerability Analyzer? This new SAP NetWeaver Add-On allows to search for potential security vulnerabilities in ABAP source code. For more information, read the SAP Insider's article Start Your ABAP Applications on Solid Ground written by Former Member. February 25, 2014

Free Developer Edition: AS ABAP incl. BW on SAP HANA

Do you want to explore the latest features of SAP Business Warehouse, try out ABAP development on SAP HANA or the SAP HANA interactive education? Now we offer a new developer edition of AS ABAP incl. BW 7.4 SP5 on SAP HANA SP7 for our developer community. February 18, 2014

JavaScript for ABAP Developers You are an ABAP developer but also interested in JavaScript? For those ABAPers who also want to engage in JavaScript development and plunge into the low-level details, @Chris Whealy revamped and released some interesting training slides. March 17, 2014

ABAP Language News for Release 7.40 SP05 for AS ABAP 7.40 comes with a new kernel release 741 and a new kernel release means new ABAP language features. Read this blog by @Horst Keller covering the most important ABAP language news. February 6, 2014

What is ANST and why aren't you using it? you already know ANST, the Automated Notes Search Tool? This powerful application searches SAP notes for a specific problem based on the issue in your system. For more information, read this blog by @Kristen Scheffler. January 9, 2014


SQL Monitor Unleashed

Have you heard about the SQL Monitor already? It can be used to detect custom code which can be optimized (in the context of the migration to SAP HANA, but also independent of that). If you like to learn more, read Former Member blog series. You find the first blog here. November 18, 2013

Considerations for Custom ABAP Code During a Migration to SAP HANA

Considering a migration of your custom code to an AS ABAP 7.4 on SAP HANA system? Then you should read this best practice guide by Former Member containing important considerations and recommendations. September 27, 2013

ABAP language news for SAP NetWeaver 7.4

Don't miss this comprehensive blog series by @Horst Keller describing the latest enhancements of the ABAP programming language for the SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 release. July 23, 2013

Now Available! SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4 provides non-disruptive innovations and enhancements for the proven and reliable ABAP technology and is optimized for SAP HANA, Cloud, and Mobile. Learn about the most significant values and capabilities of the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4.

Learn more about NetWeaver 7.4 in blogs by @Bjoern Goerke and @Karl Kessler:

SAP NetWeaver 7.4 Made Generally Available (GA)

New landing page published for SAP NetWeaver 7.4

Explore the ABAP Development on SAP HANA step by step using ABAP for SAP HANA Reference Scenario Open Items Analytics which is an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.4. May 13, 2013

ABAP Development Tools 2.7 are generally available! the latest version of SAP's ABAP IDE on Eclipse and get familiar with its new features and enhancements. This article by Former Member describes the highlights of the ABAP development tools 2.7 and where to download them. May 12, 2013

Performance Guidelines for ABAP Development on the SAP HANA Database

If you’re an experienced ABAP developer, you’re probably familiar with the classic performance guidelines for using Open SQL. This begs the question of what changes are there to the guidelines in the context of SAP HANA. Former Membertackles that question.  April 10, 2013

Experience the Magic: How to Setup Your Own ABAP on HANA in the Cloud you an ABAP developer who can’t wait to explore the intricacies of ABAP on HANA coding? Do you want to set up a sandbox environment where you can try out things such as consuming HANA Calculation Views or Stored Procedures from ABAP programs, and learn how to accelerate your ABAP applications with HANA or build entirely new ones? Then SAP Mentor @Thorsten Franz wrote this for you. April 10, 2013

ABAP in Eclipse: Why Eclipse wins? What makes working with ABAP in Eclipse more efficient as in SE80? In this blog, @Adam Krawczyk shares his practical experience with ABAP Development Tools giving handy tips and advices for optimal usage. April 11, 2013

ABAP Code Modularization: Lesson Learned can’t be all Objects all the time! In this blog, @Otto Gold shares tips and best practices on how to structure program code depending on the situation. Mine through the comments section and you’ll find more nuggets of wisdom. Mr. Gold provides more nuggets in “My "light" tricks for building more "robust" ABAP code.” March 22, 2013

How to Create a Watch Point for a Field Symbol in the ABAP Debugger

You can’t create a watch point for a field symbol. You'll get an error. Try telling that to @Brian O'Neill, who said, “Even though I received an error, I do not like being told what I can't do in SAP, so I decided to find a way!” March 18, 2013

ABAP for SAP HANA Fitness Contest at DSAG Technology Days Mentor @Tobias Trapp writes about the ABAP for SAP HANA Fitness Contest at DSAG Technology Days. There 20 customers and partners had the chance to get early insights into what ABAP development on SAP HANA as primary persistence means. March 4, 2013


SAP TechEd Live Interviews for ABAP Developers

Get more interviews and lecture sessions from SAP TechEd Online. January 8, 2012

Optimizing ABAP for SAP HANA: SAP's 3-Step Approach

In this SAPinsider article, you'll learn SAP's three-step approach to optimize SAP NetWeaver Application Server (SAP NetWeaver AS) ABAP for the SAP HANA database. December 26, 2012

ABAP Development Tools: Now you can debug ABAP applications in Eclipse to debug your ABAP applications with native Eclipse debugger directly within the ABAP Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse? Now it's possible since the availability of the new SAP Kernel 7.21 in combination with SAP Basis 7.31 SP4 (prerequisite for using ADT). Learn the capabilities of the new ABAP debugger in Eclipse also by watching the embedded video. December 3, 2012

SAP Insider: Turbocharge Your ABAP Development with Innovation from Eclipse SAP NetWeaver 7.31, support package stack 4, SAP introduces ABAP development tools for SAP NetWeaver, also known as "ABAP in Eclipse," which brings Eclipse capabilities to ABAP Workbench (SE80) functionality. In this SAP Insider article, you'll learn more about ABAP in Eclipse and how it moves ABAP, which is ripe for productivity and usability improvements, into a complementary alignment with SAP's other Eclipse-based development environments. November 26, 2012

Crossing the Great Divide - Procedural vs. OO ABAP Programming in this blog by @Paul Hardy from Hanson Australia Pty Ltd, as he takes us through his journey from the “old school” (he started procedural programming at age 14) to modern programming techniques. November 6, 2012

A Call to Arms for ABAP Developers SAP Mentor Graham Robinson shares his concerns for those who have not kept in touch with contemporary development trends including ABAP skills. Read his “call to arms.” October 26, 2012

ABAP Development Tools Tutorials - Learn how to use ABAP in Eclipse

Want to learn fast all new features and capabilities of the ABAP in Eclipse IDE? Just step through the short ABAP Development Tools video tutorials online.October 16, 2012

ABAP Technology @ SAP TechEd 2012

Are you interested in the latest ABAP technology news and visiting one of the upcoming SAP TechEd 2012 events? This blog post gives a brief overview of sessions that might be of interest for you. September 25, 2012

ABAP Test Cockpit – SAP’s new quality assurance tool

Bugs in your custom ABAP code can be quite expensive when they impact critical business processes. Thus, SAP invested in the ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC), SAP’s new quality assurance tool for ABAP. Read this document to learn more about ATC. September 21, 2012

Free Trial on SCN for ABAP in Eclipse

Want to check out ABAP in Eclipse? Simply download the SCN trial version following the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver - Trial Version document orvisit the new space focusing on the Eclipse-based ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver. July 5, 2012

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP for HANA

How does ABAP help to leverage the benefits of in-memory database technology? This document describes SAP's vision, strategy, development, and commitment to enable ABAP for SAP HANA. Also available in German language. June 25, 2012

ABAP in Eclipse is Here!

ABAP in Eclipse was shipped on 25 June with SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.03/7.31 SP4. Visit the new space focusing on the Eclipse-based ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver, or “ABAP in Eclipse.” Check out Get Started with ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver, Working with ABAP Development Tools, and Download and Installation Instructions (SMP login required). June 26, 2012

"Light" Tricks for Building More "Robust" ABAP Code

SAP Mentor @Otto Gold shares some thoughts on ABAP coding and general development, and sparks another robust discussion following his blog. Otto offers up more useful tricks in another recent blog, All you need to know about HR-PD Qualifications from the development perspective. June 12, 2012

Modernizing ABAP Development

Questions about code modernization and skills development tend to leave a big footprint on SCN. In this blog, @Brian O'Neill of IGT asks how and whether to modernize. June 12, 2012

Customer Feedback on the Pilot Version of the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver known as "ABAP in Eclipse," ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver were part of a customer engagement initiative to evaluate the pilot version. @Olga Dolinskaja summarizes the results. May 3, 2012

Developer's Journal: ABAP/HANA Connectivity via Secondary Database Connection

Interested in how to access HANA from your ABAP systems? In his edition of the HANA Developer's Journal @Thomas Jung expains how much can be done today when HANA runs as a secondary database for your current ABAP based systems and what development options within the ABAP environment support this  scenario. April 23, 2012

The quality of an answer depends significantly on the quality of the question (or: how to ask good questions)

In his post @Hermann Gahm gives some useful hints how to ask 'good' questions and especially correct questions regarding ABAP code in order to get an answer of a good quality. April 23, 2012

ABAP Objects: Performance Analysis (SAT) with ABAP Unit

Posted by @Bjorn-Henrik Zink. February 2, 2012

How to Do ABAP Nugget Based Code Migration

SAPlink is a project that aims to make it easier to share ABAP developments between programmers. It provides the ability to easily distribute and package custom objects. This article covers ABAP basis versions compatible with SAPlink and how to install the latest version of SAPlink. January 26, 2012

ABAP Keyword Documentation 7.03/7.31

The ABAP Keyword Documentation for Release 7.31 aka 7.03 is online. January 14, 2012

Coding and Performance Tips for New ABAP Programmers

In this blog, SAP Technology Analyst, Nabheet Madan, offers tips for new ABAP programmers who have just developed a few objects. Nabheet looks at fundamentals including documentation and reusable code, naming conventions, maintainability and performance optimization. January 3, 2012


ABAP Trilemma

The ABAP development triangle is a model that describes the trilemma of ABAP development. In this blog, Elvez describes how the ABAP development triangle - performance, security and design - can be used as an agreement between developers on how to prioritize development efforts. December 13, 2011

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