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Recently, I did some pair programming with one of my colleagues. My colleague showed me the block selection mode. This is a small feature provided by Eclipse which I would like to share with you, today.

 

I knew this feature for selecting and copying some blocks from my ABAP source code. You can compare it to the short-cut CTRL+Y in SAP GUI. I guess you know this one.

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This functionality on its own is already very helpful, but I didn't know that you can use this mode also to edit source code in an Eclipse editor. Therefore, here is the whole story...

 

We were in the following situation: We wanted to write an ABAP Unit test that has to add some source code to an internal table that has to be processed by the test. We just copied the source code for the test in our test method.

 

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In the past, I changed the coding manually by going through each line and adding APPEND ' in the front and ' TO SOURCE_CODE. at the end of each line. Sometimes I created a small macro to save some time. But still than, I had to surround each source code line with the quote sign.

 

Block selection mode in Eclipse allowed us to make this change in a much easier way...

 

We just started block selection mode by using the short-cut Alt+Shift+A. Than we were able to select all lines in front of my source code as shown in the following screenshot.

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After that we added my APPEND ' in front of each source code line in one shot...

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... and did the same with ' TO SOURCE_CODE. at the end of each source code line.

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Done! In this situation this saved us a lot of time, because we had to do it not just for one test!

 

Maybe it will save you some time in the future, too!

 

P.S.: To disable block selection mode you just press the short-cut Alt+Shift+A, again.

Hi again SCN community!

 

I've been developing in ABAP for about 5 years now, and things have changed a lot already, and I try to keep up with the change. I write in ABAP OO as much as I can now, I push for new naming conventions dropping the conventional prefixes, etc... so, I thought it was only logical to move to a more advanced IDE, that would help me be more productive at work.

 

The Explorer Badge

 

I saw the Explorer Badge mission and I took the opportunity to learn a bit more on Eclipse and how to use it. You should do it as well if you haven't done it, it's also interesting to see new stuff

 

Eclipse doesn't require an installation (or, in other words, it doesn't require administrator rights), and it's not too hard to setup. One of its nice features is that you can setup multiple "projects", each project means one connection to an SAP system, and in each project you can add different packages. So this means you can have all your SAP systems accessible easily and could make life a little easier for you.

 

There are some other interesting features that don't exist in the classical ABAP workbench, like pressing the F2 key to get information on what type of variable you're cursor is on, also the code comparison is a nice and useful feature.

 

However, I did encounter some trouble on functions that I was hoping would be simple and easy to do. For example, I couldn't find a way to edit a text in an exception class. After spending so much effort in building the habit of creating and using these exception classes, I would hope that creating and editing them would be easy in ADT, but if I have to use SE24 anyway to edit the text, I might as well use SE24 for everything.

 

Another major setback for me, was the fact that I couldn't find the equivalent to "pattern" in ADT, where you search for a function module, or class/method, etc, and you get most of the code necessary to use it automatically.

 

Conclusions

 

I'm going to keep using it for a while, and try to really measure whether I'm able to be more productive using it or not, but to be honest, I'm not convinced. Obviously, at this point, anyone with my experience will be quite comfortable using ABAP Workbench, the class editor, etc, and I don't think the nice features in Eclipse are enough to get someone used to ABAP workbench to change, especially when not everything is available in ADT.

 

 

So, if you've tried it, what do you think? Do you have answers to my troubles? Do you use it to code "regular" ABAP or is it mainly for the new HTML and HANA stuff?

 

Thanks!

 

PS: The feature project "award":

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Myself and Eclipse:


Myself being a Java turned ABAP Programmer, frankly I was not that happy to code in the SAP GUI Editor, when I started working in ABAP, 7 years back. I used to boast my skillset in Eclipse IDE to my other colleagues who had no clue about how it looks like to code in Eclipse? I seriously thought those times, how good will it be to code ABAP in Eclipse?


Few features which I found difficult to manage with SAP GUI Editor coming from Eclipse background were:

1. Look and Feel of the Editor for Developer. (I believe the Quality of Code also depends on the Editor to some extent )

2. Working on multiple sessions that too limited to 6. (When I worked in Java, I had more than 10 Classes at a time in a single editor)

3. Missing shortcut keys to navigate to other objects and for different other functions.(Most of times, I heard from Developers, they don’t make use of Mouse when they work in Eclipse)


Myself and AiE:


Being said the experiences of a Developer, I was one of the first persons to feel so happy to hear the news that SAP is coming up with, ABAP in Eclipse Editor.Having the privilege to work in SAP, I kept in contact with the team which worked on the tool and got the first hand information, 2 years back.


Attended training on the same to get to know more features and finally got back to work connecting the available system of my product which has plugin for Eclipse. Though I work in Support team where I don’t get a chance to code extensively on latest development systems, I kept myself updated with the news on ABAP In Eclipse and rolled it out to my team and also invited colleagues from the corresponding team to have a Information Session on the same.


About the Feature Tour in AiE, I must say it is an Awesome Idea to educate people before they start coding in Eclipse. I finished the 3 stages of the Beginner Tour and felt great and got refreshed with the shortcuts.


My Favorite Features:


1. Link To Editor. (Link the object in project explorer)

2. CTRL + SHIFT + L (List of shortcuts)



To Start with ABAP in Eclipse Features and to earn a Badge, visit


http://scn.sap.com/community/abap/eclipse/blog/2014/04/15/become-an-abap-in-eclipse-feature-explorer-and-earn-the-explorer-badge

 

Brijesh Singh Alexander Salnikov , try it out for yourself if haven't tried in past. It's a cool thing!

Some Words about me

 

My name is Florian and I work at least about four years as an ABAP-Developer. 

If you want to learn something about my journey before getting a developer please follow this link:

Blog it forward - Florian Henninger

 

Experience before AIE Explorer Challenge?

 

Yes. I developed JAVA before and it was a huge step back to when starting my first steps in ABAP. Since my first days I was always searching for an alternative to SE80. OF course, I got familiar with it over the time, but there was always this feeling, that something is missing.  So out of that, I think I was one of the early adopters, but unfortunately I just got not that much systems available I can work with eclipse at the moment. But as you know, SAP is a bit slower than the rest of the world moving I think I will get also more “real” systems the next few months.

 

Is the feature Explorer helpful to onboard developers?

 

Yes, of course. It is a great tool to onboard new developers to AIE. I like the style how it is made and the gamification background. I think it introduce itself to new developers and just for the new ABAP-developers it will fell like a warm welcome to the family feature.

 

All in all I knew most of the showed stuff already, but it was also fun again to get a walktrough.

A very cool additional thing would be, to work through the feature explorer without a “real” connection. I’m adding this, because I sometimes use my personal laptop for exploring new things. Of course I’m not having a Logon-Pad installed and not a system available. But that is perhaps a very personal problem of mine, so I just want to have it added.

Also a very cool thing would be to have some statistics implemented. You know, something how often do you use which shortcut, so that you are able to talk with your colleagues and see what features are other using at all.

 

My favorite feature

 

is not limited to one. As I wrote in my other blog there are a lot of advantages. But if I have to choose just one, I would say it is the refactoring-function (ALT + SHIFT + M).

If you want to read it, here is the link:

How to get your colleagues into ABAP in Eclipse

 

I’m looking forward to new features and tours.

 

I want to pass it to all of the developers in my company. We already did a workshop, so I do not got "I do not know about AIE" developers

 

Cheers

Florian

Rudy Clement

AiE Feature Explorer

Posted by Rudy Clement Apr 17, 2014

Me

My name is Rudy Clement and I've been working as a SAP NetWeaver developer since 2006. In the very beginning of my carreer I mainly focused on classical ABAP (reporting, module programming etc) and output management in SapScript and Smartforms. Once I was quite confident with that, I started to explore some newer technologies like ABAP-OO, WebDynpro and Adobe Interactive Forms (we're talking 2007-2009 here..).

I've been using ABAP-OO, WebDynpro, Floorplan Manager, Smartforms and Adobe Interactive Forms quite extensivly in my daily work during the past 5 years. Lately, my focus is mainly on HANA, Gateway and SAPUI5.

 

Eclipse

In the first years of my career I've seen some Eclipse but never really gained some hands-on experience. Currently with HANA Studio and SAPUI5 I'm forced to use it and I have to say I really like it! For me the use of Eclipse was restricted to internal sandbox systems only. But since I'm working for a customer whose system is on a proper kernel release, I'm using Eclipse for my ABAP developments as well. Hell yeah!!

 

Feature Explorer

To be honest, I didn't know about the Feature Explorer before I noticed the Feature Explorer Mission thanks to my colleague Jeroen Custers. I'm quite amazed about the fact that Eclipse offers this functionality. Most of the features explained in the beginners tour were actually already known to me but I'm looking forward to a new non-beginners tour! My experience is that especially the renaming functionality is quite handy and increases my productivity. One thing I didn't knew is that you can use Quick fix (CTRL+1) to automatically create a method implementation based on a method definition. I always wondered why this functionality was not covered in AiE. Seems it has been there all the time... Thanks Feature Explorer for helping me notice! You ARE helpfull!

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Rudy.

This is my first blog on SCN. The mission 'Eclipse Feature Explorer' was the last push I needed.  


Introduction

My name is Sameer Desai and I live in the southern California USA. I completed my graduation from Mumbai, India. After my graduation I join my first company which was consulting. They given me initial training for SAP ABAP. I started as a developer into SAP. In 2006, SAP Teched Bangalore I gave my certification exam for Development Consultant for "Application Development Focus ABAP". I have SCN account since than but this year I got more active. I'm reading more content  on new technology like AiE, HANA and SAP Mobile technology. I try to contribute by answering questions in ABAP Forum.

 

ABAP in Eclipse

SAP 2012 I read blog Abap Development Tools: First little coding steps! was my first introduction to ABAP in Eclipse editor. As per blog, I tried to do sample tutorial, I liked it very much. I just played a bit with it and it stopped there. Later I installed and updated the tools a couple times in several Eclipse installations.

 

ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer

Today I saw this tweet from Thomas Fiedler regarding the ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer. I've read the blog and updated the tools in my Eclipse installation to SAP ABAP IN ECLIPSE 2.24. The feature explorer is a nice addition. I like the way the stages are presented and the links to the Help pages.

 

Additional features of Eclipse

  • You can open multiple source code objects in parallel
  • CTRL+1, ENTER (Quick Fix)
  • Ctrl + T (Type Hierarchy)
  • CTRL+SPACE(Code Completion)


Spread the word

Finally, I think that all my ABAP colleagues should know ABAP in Eclipse and/or the Feature Explorer. I will mention some here: Thanga Prakash @SumitJoshi

I can only recommend that try yourself, it's very easy.


Regards,

Sameer

Where I come from

 

I started as Java Developer in 2001 working with Borland JBuilder. Later Eclipse reached a good state we switch IDE-Strategy to Eclipse version 2.x. After some years using external java libraries, Object Oriented Database (Versant) and UML Modelling we started working with SAP Software.

In 2006 i began to learn ABAP and it was hard for me to understand the non object orient SAP-World (Dynpro, PBO/PAI,...).

My first job was the datamigration for the customer master and prices. The usage of the transaction LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench) was really difficult to use because it contains the oldest ABAP Editor Version which are available in SAP. Once a day a former colleague Christian Swonke sent me an OSS-Note which contains the release information for the AIE Version 1.0 (Thanks Christian!). From this time on i'm using AIE as much as possible in my daily work with SAP Netweaver 7.31 beginning with SP4 and now on SP8 . (ADT Feature Availability Matrix for AS ABAP Releases)

 

 

What I think

The feature explorer is a very good tool for self studying and start in the Eclipse World. I will propagate this to my colleagues Luiz Vaz Volker Schropp Jürgen Creyaufmüller

 

My favorite feature is the "ABAP Element Info View" (F2) and using ADT Links in Documentation, Mails,... How ADT links change the way you work.

 

I'm looking forward to use the ABAP SourceCode search ABAP Sourcecode Search

and ABAP DocABAP Doc after our next system patch in autumn to SAP Netweaver 7.4 SPx

 

Christian

My Background

 

My first experience in....programming! (I don't know in what I was thinking...) was with mother's video tape and TV, I needed to do it lots of times (every damn energy shut down ) that's how I became an expert, unfortunately the market was full of professionals with my skills, so I moved to assembler (Z80) after I finished my studies, I started looking for a job, "do you have experience?" "Eh....no I just finished my studies"  "NEXT!" after a "few" interviews I ended up in a company which gave me a...c...poor training, but at least I could start working, the platform was SAP and the language, of course, ABAP, 7 years has passed since then, snif snif. 

 

I started with a R3 4.7 and the old editor, felt like going back to the stone age, until I realized newer versions of SAP GUI existed, but still I missed a more powerfull framework as Visual Studio or Eclipse (which I dealt with in college), in a couple of months you get used to SAP GUI, SE80 and you forget the feeling of working with a cool IDE because at least SAP GUI does what is meant for and you get use to it, some cool improvements has been done, I don't want to be unfair. at least stops to be annoying, there are bigger sources of pain in a SAP project than the ABAP editor....

 

My Opinion about Eclipse Feature Explorer.

 

ADT in general Rocks, I'm focused on the CRM side so I miss WebUI compatibility (I don't know how many times I said this in other blogs/discussions) When I noticed new the feature explorer I was highly surprise, "I see a lot of potential here son", SAP is usally quite cryptic and the new features/usability are not centralized, the help portal, sap press, Notes/KBs, SCN, etc. Learning is fun, but requires time, usually we are working learning about the project, about the technology, module, etc. Deal with all this sources of information is quite a pain and a waste of time (if we look at the short/medium term), "come on maaaaan!, make my life easier".

 

I believe having all the features centralized and in a game format improves a lot the learning experience. I expect more features, of course, and as points Martin Steinberg ABAP lenguage related content (New statements, performance tricks, etc.) would be awesome. In resume, I would encourage anyone to try ADT, specially if you have a stack level high enough to use the debugger, after one week working with it, you probably won't be able to live without it!

 

I would like share ADT/Feature explorer with  Aleix Garcia Marshal Oliveras Carsten Kasper Martin Ceronio Nicolas Busson Hasan Rafiq

 

Get more out of ABAP in Eclipse with the Feature Explorer

 

Cheers!

 

Luis

This is my first blog on SCN. I was thinking for a while to write one, but I didn't know where to start. The mission 'Eclipse Feature Explorer' was the last push I needed.   


Introduction

My name is Jeroen Custers and I live in the south of the Netherlands. After my graduation I started as a developer (non-SAP). Seven years ago I started working as a SAP NetWeaver Technology Consultant (Basis) and three years ago I switched to ABAP development. I still do and like Basis Administration, but development is more close to my heart. Although I have a SCN account for several years now, I got more 'active' since last year. I'm reading more content and I try to contribute by answering questions. I really like the tutorials and howto's people created on SCN.

 

ABAP in Eclipse

SAP TechEd 2012 was my first TechEd I have visited and this was also the first time I really saw ABAP in Eclipse. I attended a 4hr handson about ABAP in Eclipse which was really great. Back home I activated the SICF services on our internal ABAP system and I struggled with Eclipse to get AiE up-and-running (SAP Development Tools for Eclipse was not available at that time). I was not familiar with Eclipse and it was a big change from SE80 to Eclipse for me. We didn't have customers where we could use ABAP in Eclipse (SAP system level to low, access restrictions, policies, etc.). I just played a bit with it and it stopped there. Later I installed and updated the tools a couple times in several Eclipse installations.

 

ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer

Today I saw this tweet from Thomas Fiedler regarding the ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer. I've read the blog and updated the tools in my Eclipse installation. The feature explorer is a nice addition. I was familiar with most of the steps of the Beginners Tour, but I saw some new things. I'm looking forward to more Advanced Tours! I like the way the stages are presented and the links to the Help pages.

 

Spread the word

Finally, I think that all my ABAP colleagues should know ABAP in Eclipse and/or the Feature Explorer. I will mention some here: Bert Schlicher Rudy Clement Jack Graus Jos van Hinsberg Jeroen de Zwaan

 

Best Regards,

Jeroen

Dirk Altmann

Feature Explorer in AiE

Posted by Dirk Altmann Apr 16, 2014

I am an ABAP Developer since 2002. I started development with R/3 3.1i. 2007 we made an upgrade to R/3 Enterprise (4.7) and since 2010 I work with ECC 6.0 EhP4. In 2011 we started an upgrade to EhP6 and with this upgrade we got the NW 7.31. At the same time the first ADT were published at SCN. I asked our basis for the correct support package (SP4) for using the ADT. As an Eclipse Newbie it was an adventure to install the tools and the depending packages. For all who knows only the easy way to install the ADTs via the update site, here is a link to a how-to guide in the beginning "Enabling ABAP in Eclipse". Now it is very easy to install the ADTs and keep them up to date via the update site https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#abap

 

The features around the ADT rise with every release. Unfortunately many features need higher NW Releases as we are running, but some features are already downgraded to older release and patch levels. In the beginning I have developed with SE80 and ADTs parallel because it was a major change for me and it need some time to become familiar. Now I'm developing about 90% only in the ADTs. If you are familiar with Eclipse development will be faster as in SE80. The support from SAP relating the ADTs are excellent. Thomas Fiedler and his team make a very good job and I'm looking forward to the next features. With the new feature explorer I believe it will be much easier to become familiar with the ADTs.

 

I had called the feature explorer and after a half day development I have completed the beginner's tour automatically during my daily work. This means I already use all the features of the beginner tour during my daily work.

 

My favourite feature is the code completion (CTRL+SPACE), the "ABAP Element Info" (F2), the quick type hierarchy (CTRL+T), the quick fix (CTRL+1). Another great advantage of the Eclipse development is the local version history. After every saving of the source code, Eclipse creates a local version. You can compare these versions with the current version. This is independed from the SAP version history.

 

I can only recommend that try it, if you meet the requirements for ADT.


Regards,

Dirk

I started working as an ABAP/4 developer in my last year of college. Before that I focused mostly on Java development, things like UI development (simple Swing "windows", JSP, ...), JDBC. Almost started moving towards HTML and JavaScript when all of a sudden I had the chance to explore this so called ABAP environment (jumped right into it!). Having a computer science background, I wasn't really interested in all the ERP processes (things like MRO, and so on), yet I was more than curious to find ways to connect different software components (E.g. a backend ABAP system connected to a JSP, or a Web Dynpro UI connected to multiple data sources: web services, Java applications). Trust me, I can go on and on

 

I worked with Eclipse all my university years (prefered it over NetBeans or JCreator, contrary to my colleagues). So when time came to switch to SAPGUI, I wasn't really overly excited. In my opinion, it looked "old fashioned" (including the Corbu theme). To be honest, it looks like my mother's accounting program.

 

The good news came when I first discovered that you can integrate the SAPGUI into the Eclipse environment. Even though it didn't covered everything, it's was a starting point. I prefer writing code in Eclipse, even more, if the new UI technologies are leaning towards OpenUI5 and mobile apps, you can have everything in one place.

 

A very needed feature was the proposal of non-keywords which speeds up the coding considerably. But some of my favourites are:

     1. You can open multiple source code objects in parallel

     2. CTRL+1, ENTER (genius)

     3. ... the list can go on.

 

As a conclusion, you have to try it yourself to be convinced! Trust me, it's worth it!

Where I come from

 

I started programming using ABAP during my studies in 2005 (this remembers me to have an anniversary party with your code session next year :-) and first of all I really liked the programming language - but I found the workbench a bit strange and uncomfortable. I saw massive improvements and enhancements in workbench but still today I feel that we will not get best friends (although we did a lot of great things together).

So it was a real pleasure to hear at SAP TechEd 2010 in Berlin that the ABAP in Eclipse environment is near to GA. After two another years in 2012 I had the opportunity to use AiE for the first time at my old employer's developer system - after Carlos Aceves, Hanspeter Grünfelder and I attended SAP TechEd 2012 in Madrid where we met Gregor Wolf who showed the SAPlink plugin for Eclipse. Since then I use it every day for different kind of implementations (mostly pure ABAP OO where it fits best for me, FPM and Java as well) - and every day I find a new shortcut (sometimes I feel a bit like Alzheimer because it seems that I forget most of the seldom used shortcuts). Over the time I saw ABAP in Eclipse getting more and more features and I am really excited about where ADT will stand in two or three years. My current favorite is the ABAP on HANA artefact editor for CDS.

 

What I think

 

Using the feature explorer helped me to bring some functions back in my mind (and remembered me on my Alzheimer problem) and I found it very funny to see the signs turning from blue to green during I work on productive software (a kind of gamification). Maybe there can be another badges like "really fast ABAP programmer", "ABAP Unit geek" or "ABAP Test Coverage Master" or something else. That would color the work of an ABAP developer :-)

By the way: the feature I was very thankful about was the Ctrl + T (Type Hierarchy), I used it earlier but forgot I by the time.

 

As mentioned in the Feature Explorer's blog this tool is a good opportunity for ABAP developers to get used to Eclipse functions. Maybe it can be enriched to include ABAP debugging, runtime Analysis and the preferences (Window -> perferences) for demonstation purposes. And the templates my be a good candidate for the next feature explorer.

The feature explorer should be the first page showing up when ADT is started the first time - so no one misses this.

 

By the way: what about introducing an ABAP feature explorer? Something like "did you now that you can access a table line like this itab[ id = 123 ] " when typing READ TABLE ... (I know this is not the ADT feature explorer, but maybe some of the ABAP language guys take the challenge ;-)))

 

Tell the people

 

ABAP in Eclipse is one of the main topics discussed and talked about at our SAP Stammtisch Munich(http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=326599232) - many members have not seen it or want to get hands on. I'm sure we will present the feature explorer at one of the next meetups.

 

Thanks to the SAP ADT team for doing such a great work (especially for the great support in this forum).

 

Best regards

Martin

Last week we launched the ABAP in Eclipse Fan mission on SCN. With the ABAP in Eclipse Fan badge you are already showing your passion towards ABAP in Eclipse and your willingness to support the community. Now it is time to move on.


Today we are launching the Feature Explorer mission.

 

Your challenge is to discover the most important features of ABAP in Eclipse and share your experience with the community. Once you did that you will get the ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer badge.

 

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So what are your tasks to accomplish the mission and get the Feature Explorer Badge?


With the latest ABAP in Eclipse version 2.24  ( ABAP Development Tools version 2.24 available now on Updatesite ) we offer a new interactive learning solution in Eclipse.
The feature explorer helps ABAP developers get onboarded in Eclipse. Read the blog Get more out of ABAP in Eclipse with the Feature Explorer

 

Step 1: Update your eclipse installation to the latest version 2.24.
In case you are new to ABAP in Eclipse follow the installation instructions on our Eclipse updatesite: SAP Development Tools for Eclipse


Step 2: Start your eclipse and open the Feature Explorer:


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On the welcome screen you can start the interactive explorer tour. In the beginners tour we have 3 stages for you including the most important features you need. So click through the stages and enjoy your tour. Once you have accomplished the final stage you are done and you see an overview of the discovered features. 

 

Step 3: Now it is time to show the community that you have completed the tour and share your experience and feedback. Write a blog post in the ABAP in Eclipse community and once you’ve done that, the team will review your submission and we will give you the ABAP in Eclipse Explorer badge. The qualification criteria are the following:


  • Write a blog post in the ABAP in Eclipse space
  • Tag the blog post with "aie_feature_explorer"
  • In your blog post, write with a personal style and answer as many of the questions below as you can:
    • Please introduce yourself and tell us how long you’ve developed with ABAP
    • Did you know about Eclipse before you took this ABAP in Eclipse Explorer challenge?
    • Do you think the feature explorer is helpful to onboard new developers?
    • What is your favorite feature of the beginners tour?
    • Have you explored additional features of Eclipse that you like?
    • Mention some ABAP developers in the community that should know ABAP in Eclipse. You can use “@” and then type their name so that they get notified when you mention them.
  • Comment to my blog post here and provide the link to your own blog post in your comment.
  • Wait a few days to see the badge uploaded on your profile, we will proceed with weekly uploads.


This mission ends on October 31, 2014 so don't wait too long!


Have fun!

Regards,
Thomas.

The ABAP Development Tools for Eclipse are SAP's state-of-the-art IDE for ABAP development on the open Eclipse platform. They are designed to significantly increase developers’ productivity by combining the server-based development approach with the well-proven lifecycle management capabilities with the powerful and modern Eclipse UI. It comes along with a new cool ABAP code editor that offers all features that the modern developer needs to program effective code.

 

Are you interested in that topic or already using the tools?
Are you an ABAP developer, fascinated about the new IDE?
Do you want to be a member of this new generation of ABAP developer?


Then you want to become an ABAP in Eclipse Fan!

I have been working with the SCN team to design a mission just for ABAP in Eclipse Fans, and here is how you can earn this nice new badge:


1.) The ABAP in Eclipse Fan is familiar with all the basic information about the new environment. Therefore he knows the Getting Started Document. So read and bookmark the document: Get Started with the ABAP Development Tools for SAP NetWeaver


2.) The ABAP in Eclipse Fan also supports others and helps to grow the community. Therefore follow the ABAP in Eclipse community: ABAP in Eclipse

 

Once you did that you will automatically get the ABAP in Eclipse Fan badge.

 

 

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If you already completed one or both of the activities below, before this badge was introduced on SCN, remove the bookmark and bookmark the document again; or unfollow and follow the ABAP in Eclipse space again. The gamification platform needs to track this as new activity.

 

This Fan mission is just the beginning of a longer journey. We are planning new missions for you as an ABAP in Eclipse fan. So stay tuned for the next mission coming very soon.

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The series of cool SAP CodeJams on ABAP in Eclipse continues...

 

The first event will take place in Münster, Germany on April 30, and two more events will happen in Munich, Germany on May 8 and 9.

 

 

What can you expect?

 

 

All three sessions focus on the Eclipse-based ABAP tools and how they increase your developer productivity.

 

 

Since these are SAP CodeJams you can be sure that they will be highly interactive. You will have plenty of time to chat about ABAP in Eclipse and get hands-on experience.

 

 

How can you participate?

 

 

Just register yourself for one of the events:

 

 

 

The event is free, but space is limited.

 

Sign up, now! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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