Happy 10th anniversary to the ABAP development tools for Eclipse!
This year the ABAP development tools for Eclipse (ADT) is celebrating its 10 years jubilee. One successful decade is over and the path to the future is still with the Eclipse-based ABAP IDE! Congratulations!
Meanwhile the ABAP development tools for Eclipse has made its way to become a very efficient, mature and feature rich development environment for all ABAP-based development tasks as well on-premise for classic SAP Business Suite and new SAP S/4HANA product families as in the cloud for SAP BTP ABAP Environment or SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition and SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud (by means of developer extensibility, see also the SAP S/4HANA Cloud ABAP Environment community).
As of today the wide scope of the ABAP development tools for Eclipse capabilities ranges from the modern development toolset to the robust and reliable quality assurance and supportability tools.
From the very first versions the ABAP development tools for Eclipse already had a rich set of features for the efficient ABAP development but there was still some room for improvement. This short summary of the features highlights demonstrates what has happened in these 10 years:
For your convenience here is a selection of materials, which should support you to get easy start and work effectively with the ABAP development tools for Eclipse.
Download ABAP development tools for Eclipse
Simply go to the update site of the SAP Development Tools for Eclipse for ABAP and follow the installation instructions.
ABAP Development User Guide
To get started with ABAP development tools for Eclipse we recommend the ABAP Development User Guide. If you have already installed the ABAP development tools for Eclipse you can access it under the Help -> Help Contents -> SAP ABAP Development User Guide.
To be especially highlighted are the ADT Basics Tutorial for beginners and Tips and Tricks to make your daily work easier. You can also get there the overview of the most useful Keyboard Shortcuts. To support your smooth transition from the ABAP Workbench we offer the FAQs for the SE80 Experts using ADT.
Quick Launch page
This Quick Launch page aims to provide you with the compact knowledge you may need when starting to work with the ABAP development tools for Eclipse.
SAP Tutorials for Developers
In the developer center check the available SAP Tutorials for developers with the focus on the ABAP Development Tools in Eclipse.
ADT Videos on YouTube
This ABAP in Eclipse playlist offers short feature videos about ABAP development tools for Eclipse
Features Availability Matrix
With the ABAP development tools for Eclipse we follow the strategy that the latest ADT client is compatible with all ABAP backends with version 7.31 SP4 and higher. Get an overview about which features of the ABAP development tools for Eclipse are available against which ABAP backend system in the ADT Features Availability Matrix.
The most important ABAP development tools for Eclipse questions and answers are collected in the FAQs – ABAP development tools for Eclipse
Here are the Release Notes of ABAP development tools for Eclipse.
Happy Birthday 🙂
Thanks Olga. I have a quick question:
Using ADT for on-premise S/4HANA I can't see custom .APPEND structure/fields for any standard table extension when opening the standard table in ADT, but in SAP GUI i can see the APPENDED structure/fields (extensions) to the standard table !!!
I searched but I couldn't find an answer, do you know how to display .APPEND fields for standard table in ADT ?
The best option to display the APPEND fields is to use the element info (Shortcut F2) on the table name within the editor. It is better readable than in the table editor.
I tried the (F2) pop-up and after expanding it to to make it large and now I can see all the fields better.
Happy birthday Eclipse ADT, we love you.