ABAP development – the dream and the reality
Late last week I did a podcast with Jon Reed and Graham Robinson on SAP’s developer engagement initiatives. You can watch that here.
This discussion, and the fact that I’m back doing some serious ABAP development after a lot of non-ABAP work, got me thinking about the value SAP’s application ecosystem contains that developers would love to add to, to SAP’s gain. But it’s very difficult to add value in this ecosystem as a developer because of (among other things) the weaknesses of the ABAP development environment. What, I asked myself, would a truly strong ABAP development environment would look like. Here are a few thoughts: