Hello community

I’m an ABAP developer and administrator since 2009. I visited a lot of SAP programming courses. My first impression about the ABAP development workbench was that it is not a really modern one. I often thought how comfortable it would be if you develop your own ABAP programmes in a modern IDE. But over time I found the ABAP development workbench better and better and perfect integrated in the SAP environment. As I heard from ABAP in Eclipse I was excited and downloaded the development environment immediately, a long time before the ABAP in Eclipse Explorer challenge started. Today I always use Eclipse for developing ABAP programmes because it is more comfortable. I hope that also the data dictionary will be integrated in Eclipse, so that there is no need to open transaction SE11. I also like the new ABAP language feature from Release 7.40. I really like the inline declaration and table expressions.

I think that the feature explorer is very helpful to make ABAP more attractive to new developers. Nevertheless it is also useful for experienced ABAP developers who wants to move to Eclipse. One of my favourite feature is to find unused variables and to delete them automatically.

In my opinion ABAP in Eclipse is a very useful innovation and want to thank the whole team.

Kind regards

Daniel

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  1. Thomas Fiedler

    Hi Daniel,

    good to hear that you like ABAP in Eclipse. Thanks for the feedback.

    SE11 in Eclipse is a good point. This is next on our product backlog.

    We are planning to have a source-based editor for dictionary types like structure and data elements. Design phase on our side has already been started. Views are already available with NW 7.4. Maybe you have seen them already.

    Regards,

    Thomas.

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    1. Daniel Koch Post author

      Hi Thomas

      I’m happy to hear that the design phase is already started. I’m looking forward to edit data dictory elements in Ecplise.

      Kind regards

      Daniel

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  2. Özgün EFE

    Hi Daniel ;

    You summarized very good ,your Abap Eclipse experience.I want to try it.

    Thanks for your blog.

    Regards

    Özgün

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