I <heart> ABAP
Dear community, after a sunny weekend, I can happily announce that spring has arrived in Germany. Suitable for that event I would like to talk about feelings. In particular about the feelings for the programming language we use every day, the 6502 assembly language. Just a joke, of course it’s ABAP 🙂
I hope you love it as I do. A lot of time has passed since the first report I saw. ABAP has changed and has always surprised me. Compared to some bad moments, there were an incredible number of great moments and always something new to discover. I think everyone of you knows this feeling very well when you write your source code and it works. Or the pleasure of having searched for an error for hours and finally found it. Of course this does not just apply to ABAP but to any programming language (especially if you spend some time with brain<censored>). In the case of ABAP, it definitely helped me a lot to understand the SAP ERP software because I could take a look behind the scenes. In short, it’s great to work with it. By the way, one can also live from his work as ABAP developer 🙂
So here is my idea: Show your enthusiasm for ABAP in any creative way. Draw a picture, write a little program, work with LEDs, use LEGO bricks or whatever you can think of. Alone or in a team. The most important thing is you have fun. And please share your artworks here (thank you in advance).
Here is my contribution made of HAMA beads (not only LEGO is now for adults):
Saying I love ABAP feels like coming out of the closet these days. 🙂
I'll have to take a picture of my old Mentor shirt when I get home. Last year, I replaced "ABAP 4EVER" with my name but perhaps I should get it back next year. It didn't stop anyone from confusing me with Tammy Powlas anyway, so what the heck. 🙂
Yeah, don't mix "I love ABAP" with phrases like "object-oriented", "test driven development" or something similar. Well that escalated quickly ... 😉
Thanks, this sums up the situation perfectly
"Saying I love ABAP feels like coming out of the closet these days. ?"
you could always do something like "STILL ABAP"
I'd do "Desperately seeking ABAP" but that would go over the number of characters limit. 🙂
"Back to the... ABAP" (I am stealing Denise's SITkids t-shirt idea)
Or better if you end it with a question mark
"STILL ABAP ???" 🙂
ABAP´s in the air everywhere I look around.
ABAP´s in the air every bit and every byte
And I don't know if I'm doing rubbish
Don't know if I'm using CASE
But it's something that I must debug in
And it's there when I look in your code.
For those who need some background music ...
So, just posting my twitter handle might be not enough. My son(2) and I are working on a LEGO Duplo solution to jumop into the contest:-)
Great! I look forward to it 🙂
I did quite a bit of 6502 and Z80A programming in my youth... Ah, nostalgia.
Z80? Ewww 🙂
But the 6502, now that was a *nice* instruction set...
Yeah. Z80 was for the true techy. 😉
Still Loving ABAP. I have a great job and do what I love. What more could I ask for? Oh yes, to be a billionaire. But that isn't happening in this lifetime.
Whatever else - ABAP is still being used in SAP code. So.... You still have to know it. Along with everything else. No being ashamed of liking ABAP. It is a "sweet", "cool", "wicked", Language.
Nice well thought out blog. With everything else going on - it's great to see an ABAP blog.
SAP wants to go for an object oriented programming model.
But SAP goes ahead anyway.
I love #ABAP too, but it’s getting more and more difficult to do it in the US. In many cases contract rates are on par or below salary levels!! There are some good gigs and projects out there but they are harder to find. Some roles that are getting more popular are requirements gathering/spec writing, managing offshore teams and doing fixes in hypercare. Of course this does not offer the satisfaction of doing rich development.
Right now I’m performing an odd role of test lead / cutover coordinator / anything that’s needed. I’ve only had some minimal ABAP work. Hopefully there will be opportunities for more.
Feel free to reach out to me on social media.
What could I have done in the time for doing this...? ::D
I LOVE ABAP
dedicated to Stefan Schnell 😉
I am honored, many thanks.
Great post at ABAP!
Wonderful artwork! And something to learn ... two things at once ... many thanks 🙂
Wow, this is epic! 🙂
nice post about ABAP!
With ABAP I always think of Advanced Business Application Language.
Just read it & i can't imagine this how much powerful abap lang is ? great to see such kind of implementation thanks for sharing.
Once an ABAPer always an ABAPer.
Here is a little 8bit inspired work (made with https://make8bitart.com and IrfanView). Have fun.
There ya go, 3 vintage Mentor shirts. 🙂
Sorry for the long time my answer needed. Very nice idea 🙂