I’m a Java developer that recently moved to an ABAP team. I did some ABAP programming several years ago and I would say that back then I missed a lot of the features that I’m used to have in Eclipse. As you might guess I’m an Eclipse fan 🙂 . I knew about the ABAP Eclipse plug-in before the challenge but the challenge was like a reminder that such thing exists so I decided to give it a try and ever since that I try to use it as much as I can (unfortunately it does not replace the ABAP Workbench at 100%).
I think that the feature explorer is very helpful if you are not familiar with ABAP or Eclipse but if you know the environment and the language you can skip it.
I’m very excited about the plug-in – it has its flaws but it’s very helpful if you come from the Java world.