Dear community, last week I welcomed the new apprentices and students to my company. That was great. It’s nice to meet interested and motivated people – regardless of whether they are at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of their working life.
Some of them will also work with ABAP, all of them will definitely learn to work with a SAP ERP system. In our company there are introductory events and plans for what they should learn. So everything is well organized. Still, I’ll do my best to make new SAP fans out of them 🙂
However, I also keep getting questions from students at the university of applied sciences and from personal contacts. It’s about what you work as an ABAP developer, how you get into this job, what is good and what is bad. I am happy to answer such questions and try to support people (see this blog).
In my opinion, there has been so much interesting new software from SAP in the past few years. So it’s important that there are newcomers in the SAP ecosystem – whoever wants to inherit something must have heirs 🙂 Otherwise we won’t be able to use all the nice new things because there aren’t enough professionals. Especially professionals who work together. By the way: We don’t get the old, existing things maintained either.
Therefore I set up a central hub called “ABAP starter” on GitHub. There I and hopefully the entire SAP community try to help beginners with very basic information. Hopefully then the start into the ABAP development life will be a little easier 🙂
One more note: Some people believe that sharing knowledge isn’t a good thing. You would create competition for yourself on the job market. I cannot confirm because I wouldn’t write these lines if other people had not shared their knowledge with me. On the contrary: I’ve learned that sharing knowledge leads to more opportunities, interesting contacts, new perspectives, new possibilities and many more. Sharing something can also make a person happier 😉
Best regards, thanks for reading and please stay healthy