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1) What is JDI?
JDI (Java Development Infrastructure is also called as SAP-NWDI) is a Version Management system connected to NetWeaver Developer Studio. SAP NetWeaver Java Development Infrastructure enhances the concept of an IDE by server-side services, which centrally provides the development teams with a consistent development environment and supports the software development during the entire life cycle of a product right from project development to Production stage.

2) Why JDI only why not third party tools?
Following blogs answers the question The Evolution of Development Infrastructure, Why DTR ? Why not Perforce or ClearCase…?
Additionally this webinar also gives details about JDI.
Java Development Infrastructure

3) Where can i download JDI?
You need to install the JDI separately. Go to SAP Service Marketplace -> Entry by Application Group -> SAP Net Weaver -> SAP NETWEAVER -> SAP NETWEAVER04 -> NWDI -> JDI 6.40 -> #OS independent.

4) What are the Hardware and Software requirements?
Check these Notes in SAP Service Marketplace
Note Number: 737368
Note Number: 754143

5) How to install and configure JDI?
Installation guide available at SAP Service Marketplace ->instguidesnw04 ->Installation -> Select your View BY COMPONENT-> Installation Guide – SAP NetWeaver JDI.

6) What are the main pillars of JDI?
The key elements of JDI are
• Design Time repository (DTR): A repository for design time development objects (Sources) that provides highly efficient storage and distributed versioning of J2EE application components.
• Component Build Service (CBS): Stores Java archives and provides immediate and incremental builds upon request from the IDE.
• Software Logistics (SL): Consists of Change Management Service (CMS), which handles the flow of the software, and Software Delivery Manager (SDM), which is responsible for deployment of a Java application across the entire development system.

7) How do I strart working on JDI?
There are three Scenarios available at below mentioned link, each Scenario has its own significance.
Sceanrio1: Team-Oriented Development.
Sceanrio2+: Development with a Track.
Sceanrio3: Layered Development.
This link takes you to details and documentation about Scenarios.
SAP NetWeaver Java Development Infrastructure

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