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Review: Abap To The Future

Improvements in Abap sometimes don’t get the love they deserve - developers are hesitant to jump in and use them for various reasons. This results in lower productivity, and, as SAP Press’ latest book explains, cases where developers “unaware of SAP-delivered improvements that came out six months ago are equally unaware of improvements that came out five years ago.”

What will you learn?

The third edition of Abap to the Future continues to do what the first two editions did so masterfully—promote the Abap best practices a developer needs to know in order to stay on the cutting edge. This edition focuses on the new Abap releases of 7.52 and 1809, which means those coding for SAP S/4 Hana can get the info they need as they transition with SAP into the future.

This book isn’t your typical SAP Press book (or programming book, for that matter) in that it has a narrative structure to help readers understand the concepts.

Follow along with Baron Frankenstein as he codes monsters into life using programming concepts such as Abap SQL and the RESTful Abap programming model. Learn about abapGit and object transportation, Abap in Eclipse, and BRFplus as monsters spring up and get dispatched to their assigned jobs.

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You’ll also see how to debug and test monsters/programs with test-driven development and unit testing, and discover test tools for core data services, SAPUI5, OData, and Web Dynpro Abap. Then find out how the baron creates SAPUI5 applications with SAP Web IDE and SAP Build—including making SAP GUI mimic the design style of SAP Fiori for aesthetics consistent with other apps your users might be utilizing.

Other highlights include:

  • Exception classes
  • Business Object Processing Framework (BOPF)
  • SALV
  • Abap channels

Who is this book for?

This book was written for Abap programmers looking to be on the cutting edge. If you’re new to the SAP development ecosystem, you’ll learn about the latest and greatest features that Abap provides. If you’ve been using Abap for years, this book will be a great refresher and might even introduce you to some of those concepts that passed you by five years ago!

Author Paul Hardy uses this book to challenge common Abap assumptions head on, showing readers that there are far fewer problems with moving development into the future than you might think. An SAP Mentor, Hardy uses real-world code he’s written to exhibit the ideas he writes about. The result is 864 pages of programming gold.

You can find the book on the SAP Press website and read a sample chapter by clicking on the “Browse the Book” button beneath the book’s cover.

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