Utopia? ABAP preview deployments without infrastructure
However, if the reviewer wants to try the application, the code must be manually pulled into a system. This is manual work, what if this could be avoided?
With preview deployments, each commit to a pull request is automatically deployed so it can be run by the developer and/or reviewer, making it easy to test, and easy to figure out when/if something broke.
The blog post Writing multitarget ABAP applications introduced a open source single page application(SPA), with backend state, which is a good example for testing preview deployments.
Using webpack, the transpiled ABAP code, along with a SQLite database, is transformed to static pages, which can be served via GitHub pages.
Check it out
All relevant code can be found on github, and an example in
Click the link and it will open the application, be patient, loading still has to be optimized 🤠
Preview deployments does not replace testing in real systems, but is an easy way to get quick feedback on developments.