With the release of SAP NetWeaver 2004s, ABAP developers can now take advantage of Web Dynpro’s revolutionary approach to develop web-based user interfaces (UIs). What makes Web Dynpro so different to the current UI technologies? Well, Web Dynpro uses declarative programming techniques – you design your application and the framework generates meta data in XML format which is then translated into ABAP classes. Tools support you to design the UI layout with immediate data binding to contexts, and mapping of contexts to other components and models. OK, let’s not get carried away with too much Web Dynpro terminology – the bottom line is, this approach reduces your coding work substantially. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to write ABAP since you can extend the application by writing your own action handlers and methods. Web Dynpro is based on the Model View Controller (MVC) design paradigm which is widely accepted as the best UI architecture for all complexity levels. The Web Dynpro tools are integrated into the ABAP Development Workbench allowing seamless integration with the latest ABAP features – new editor, new debugger, and enhancement framework plus all the existing SE80 features. There are also plenty of new-need features along the way for you and the end-users. It’s a snap to provide value help for users and to integrate Adobe Forms. Users can personalize your application by hiding or renaming fields. This Web Dynpro service is provided out of the box – no implementation necessary. Want to have your Web Dynpro application in a SAP NetWeaver Portal? Well, guess what – there’s an iView template waiting for you. Join the session to see ABAP Web Dynpro firsthand and make a new development experience in the hands-on exercises and see for yourself – Web Dynpro for ABAP rocks.
At TechEd Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Bangalore we’ll have hands-on sessions for novices and experts. So watch out for: