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Eclipse Feature Explorer

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


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