Clean ABAP – The book: From inner source, to open source to publishing a Book
In late 2018 Florian Hoffmann and I started an internal repository about best practices for maintainable and readable ABAP Code. Through info sessions with many hundreds of participants, intense discussions, and great contributions, SAP colleagues helped turn this into a treasure trove for modern ABAPers. In May 2019 we published Clean ABAP as open source project. The feedback from customer, partners, the SAP internal community and even board members was amazing. Leading to the demand to make a book out of it. Since Florian and I couldn’t afford the time investment necessary to write a complete book, we asked the Engineering Ecosystem community for support and Rodrigo Jordão, Michel Martin, Anagha Ravinarayan and Kai Westerholz became part of the crew. Now, after some dedicated effort to make it more pleasant to read, provide more motivation and an extra chapter on how to implement clean code practices as an individual, team or organization. We are happy to announce that the book on clean ABAP will be available soon.
A special thanks to the Governance, Risk, and Compliance teams who kickstarted the Clean ABAP initiative. And thanks to the huge community around this project, which made this possible!!!
Thanks and Regards,