Next Generation ABAP Developer…Miles to reach ?
We all know how the ABAP Framework has been evolved and how it keeps on evolving to meet the next genearion
of Enterprise businesses. You got it ? Yes we are in the SMAC generation(Social Mobile Analytic Cloud).
SAP has been working diligently on this to succeed its customers and partners and as always at its best 🙂 .
But the real question that strikes us is “Are the developers in “same page” and found to be comfortable with
SAP to learn/develop/architect the new cutting edge technologies that are rolled out in the market?
A small example to start with.Before/After evolution of SAP Gateway
Scenario:A fiori like project.App runs in desktops/mobile.
Bob:An ABAP developer
Before evolution of SAP Gateway :
His Skill sets required : ABAP–>All lived in SAP GUI sessions at the max. except WDA & BSP.
Resouce required : 1
After evolution of SAP Gateway :
Skill sets required : ABAP + OData services + API’s (a new member to the family 😘 ).
Resouce required : 1 or 2 or 3 ?
How should consider the role of the Bob.
A : ABAP developer
B : ABAP + Gateway developer
C : ABAP + Gateway + API developer
I am just omitting SAPUI5 in the above context. If that included then we may have a next item called as D.
D:ABAP + Gateway + API’s + SAPUI5
And this results in below queries to ask.
Q1: What should be the role of next generation developers?
Q2 :Do developer feel themselves comfortable with SAP’s roadmap ? By comfort we mean the rapid changes that are happening.
Q3: We are aware these technologies keep developers alive to sustain in day-to-day competitive businesses.
This will make “Businesses made/run simple” but will it make the developer complex to cope up with this?
Thoughts i have shared here are purely personal.I may be wrong.
Your feedback is appreciated.