I just completed the beginners tour in the ABAP in Eclipse Feature Explorer…
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.
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
Good blog, will be more helpfull if you can have more blogs about what all things you have expored as beginners..