Hello, I started as a programmer ABAP in 1993 and since then I have worked in different companies but always as ABAP programmer.
I knew some years the Eclipse programming environment but have not used it professionally until now.
I think the explorer feature is useful for both new developers and programmers with experience outside the Eclipse world.
My favorite feature of the beginners tour is F2 button: We have information on types and length variables. Besides parameter information input / output.
Additional features that I like Eclipse are:
1.- Use one tool for everything HANA, SAPUI5, ABAP, JAVA,…
2.- Having favorites packages that usually work.
3.- To be able to work in multiple ABAP systems in parallel.
4.- Likes the Link with Editor button to locate the program in the Project Explorer.
5.- Likes that is multiplatform (Windows, Linux).
6.- Likes that no maximum idle time I will never strip system.
For testing the debugger I had to apply the following note to my system: 1906917 – ABAP Development Tools Debugger can not be Launched
Ultimately the development environment of the present and future !!!