ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer
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!