Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Discover ABAP: A Practical Introduction

Discover ABAP: A Practical Introduction
ABAP learning made easy, without any prior knowledge! This introductory book covers all the relevant ABAP language elements in compact and concise learning units. On the basis of a consistent practice example you build from the first page your own programming solutions. Numerous examples and useful tips and tricks are the guarantor for your progress, so you will soon celebrate its first successes with self-written source code.

This 3rd Edition is based on ABAP 7.0 EHP2 and contains classic ABAP techniques also information on related topics such as Web Dynpro, enhancement packages, Enterprise Services, etc.

From the contents:

  • Data Dictionary and ABAP Editor
  • Fields and calculations
  • Modification of strings and string operations
  • Reckon with time and date, amounts and currencies
  • Transparent database tables and internal tables
  • Program Flow and Logical Expressions
  • Selection Screens
  • Debugging and modularization of programs
  • Reports automatically start
  • Advanced Topics


"Discover ABAP" is a solid beginner’s guide to the first contact with the programming dinosaur. Training covers the basic functions, allowing the reader to understand after reading the book ABAP code and can write your own code. Programming skills in another language, although an advantage but not a must. Some rethinking would be necessary anyway in specific aspects. Try it suitable for fast ABAP not. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Karl-Heinz Kuhnhauser worked according to the doctrine as an industrial clerk and studying Economics and Statistics as a freelancer in the field of software development and system architectures, initially in the field of mainframes, later in the SAP area. He was managing partner of RGS GmbH & Co. KG, an SAP services partner. His knowledge of over 1,000 training days he passed as a lecturer for SAP application development and human resource management at the University of Applied Sciences Ansbach and a member of the working group and instructor of the Audit Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He had project experience from numerous customer projects and industry experience in the areas of trade, banking and insurance, to government service. Karl-Heinz Kuhnhauser died unexpectedly in July 2009.

Thorsten Franz is SAP mentor and software architect at AOK Systems GmbH For more than ten years, he worked as a developer, architect, consultant and project manager in ABAP development projects. The focus is on the creation of large SAP applications and SAP-based industry solutions. His special attention to the creation of future-oriented application and enterprise architectures based on SAP NetWeaver and the opportunities to use them for new applications. In his previous projects, he worked with a broad cross-section of SAP applications and technologies, from the classics of the SAP Business Suite to cloud-based, mobile and in-memory solutions. Thorsten Franz is a regular speaker at international developer conferences.

ABAP Objects: ABAP programming with SAP NetWeaver

ABAP Objects ABAP programming with SAP NetWeaver (SAP PRESS)
In the third, completely rewritten edition of this compendium takes you to the ABAP programming under one NetWeaver. Based on ABAP Objects, it fully addressed all of the concepts of modern ABAP (up to release 7.0). New topics include: SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP, Regular Expressions, Shared Objects, class-based exception handling, assertions, Web Dynpro for ABAP, Object Services, dynamic programming interfaces (RFC, ICF, XML), and test tools. Where essential, the classic programming techniques are discussed.

As an addition you will receive a coupon for a free order of the SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP Trial Version ("mini-SAP 7.0", 30-day license).

From the contents:

  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP
  • Basic language elements
  • ABAP Objects
  • Classic modularization and program execution
  • Avoiding errors and error handling
  • Persistent data
  • Programming interface with Web Dynpro
  • Information and communication interfaces
  • Shared Objects, XML, regular expressions, dynamic programming etc.


Textbook for software developers - The very scope impressed: The new edition of the classic "ABAP Objects" is over a thousand pages, almost twice as thick as the second edition, published five years ago. The approach of the book has been totally changed. Would still be the second edition ABAP introduction and reference work in one, the latest edition is designed as a textbook for software developers and consultants who want to learn object-oriented programming with SAP's own language. Although ABAP dates from the early years of SAP, the language still has a great importance for SAP applications. 

To the 200 million lines of ABAP code every day to hundreds. The popularity of Java does not change. However, SAP is internally programmed almost entirely object oriented with her. Which, the authors of the book account by mentioning the classical programming models only marginally and have expanded the chapter about classes and objects? They also deal with a lot of new issues, including shared objects, the class-based exception handling, and the Web Dynpro for ABAP. Basis of the book the current ABAP release 7.0 is SAP NetWeaver 2004s. In the introduction, the development stages are described by ABAP. Then follows a brief presentation of the SAP development environment with all the functions for creating development objects, such as data elements, programs or user dialogs. Then, the authors give a brief glimpse of the 2004s architecture of the Application Server ABAP in SAP NetWeaver. 

The fourth chapter provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and describes its implementation using ABAP Objects. The following chapters present the elements of the language in detail, database access, the programming of user dialogs, external interfaces, and text and analysis tools are treated in separate chapters. The book lives on the wealth of knowledge and experience of the authors, especially from the expertise of Horst Keller, who has over ten years managing the documentation of ABAP and the roll-out of new language elements. He wrote most of the book and edited the entire manuscript carefully. Numerous screenshots and sample programs complement and illustrate the text. The book includes a voucher for a DVD with a trial version of SAP NetWeaver 2004s ABAP and all sample programs. (SAP Info 2007)

The publisher of the book

SAP PRESS is a joint initiative of SAP and Galileo Press with the goal of qualified SAP product knowledge to provide users.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP

Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP
The mobile revolution is everywhere, and now’s the time to learn about how you can apply it to SAP. Whether you’re a manager or an SAP consultant/developer charged with mobilizing an enterprise, this is the book you need to get started right now. Discover the different types of mobile solutions that SAP offers, and get detailed, expert insights on the concepts and technologies involved in the development of mobile applications, such as Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), SAP NetWeaver Gateway, SAP Afaria, and others. With this introduction, you’ll be ready to make your way in an unwired world.

  1. Mobile Strategy Benefit from expert guidance and practical recommendations for developing a mobile enterprise strategy.
  2. SAP Mobile Platform Understand the main components of the SAP Mobile Platform, including Sybase Unwired Platform, SAP Afaria, and SAP NetWeaver Gateway.
  3. SAP Mobile Applications in Action Familiarize yourself with some of SAP’s key mobile applications, and learn how their features can help your business.
  4. SAP Mobile Application Development Get an introduction to the world of SAP mobile development: mobile business objects, Data, and more.
  5. Hybrid and Native Applications Explore your options for hybrid versus native applications, and get specific examples of how to build both.

Highlights Include:
  • Mobile enterprise strategy
  • Mobile application categories
  • SAP Mobile Platform
  • Sybase Unwired Platform
  • SAP Afaria
  • SAP NetWeaver Gateway
  • Examples of SAP mobile applications
  • Mobile security
  • OData
  • MBOs
  • Hybrid Web Container development
  • Native development

About the Author

Sanjeet Mall is a chief architect for Mobile Applications in the Mobile Application Unit at SAP, where his focus is to create architecture and technology that Enables rapid mobile application development. In over ten years at SAP, he has worked in almost all areas of the software lifecycle: development, architecture, consulting, product management, and management.

Tzanko Stefanov is a principal architect at Open Text, where he is responsible for integration with SAP products. His focus has been on enabling the next generation of Open Text solutions to run on mobile devices and platforms. Prior to that, what Tzanko employed at SAP, where he worked in several different leadership roles in the areas of SAP NetWeaver and SAP CRM.

Stanley Stadelman is the product manager for the SAP Mobile Platform, Which is focused on the definition and delivery of the technologies that are the backbone of SAP's mobility strategy. Prior to the integration of Sybase into SAP, he was the product manager for Sybase Unwired Platform and worked in the strategic initiatives group, where he focused on emerging technologies. In mobile, analytics, messaging, cloud, and social applications and infrastructure

SAP Afaria Mobile Devices Management Solution

SAP Afaria Mobile Devices Management Solution
SAP AG has unveiled the latest version of SAP Afaria, the solution of mobile device management. Improvements in this solution of corporate mobility management (EMM for its acronym in English) include greater integration capability and distribution business to manage and effectively ensure the large number of devices that users themselves take the place of job. To address the growing use of corporate mobile apps, SAP will include new designs of self and apps to provide a user experience similar to the portals of consumer apps and therefore familiar to the user.

According to Forrester Research, Inc., more than two thirds of information professionals from North America and Europe choose personally using smartphones and tablets to work. To respond to this trend, companies are developing programs bring your own device (BYOD) requiring a solution EMM mature and highly scalable and available both on-premise mode and in the cloud, to manage and secure way effective all mobile devices and apps entering the workplace.

It is expected that the latest version of SAP Afaria provides key benefits for companies:

Business Integration

Better integration with directories, providing connection to multiple and disparate directories for authentication and user assignments to trust policies and simplifies the process of onboarding device users in distributed system environments. It is envisaged that the distribution of values ​​of data stored in directory are used for setting policies to devices incorporating coordinate BYOD.

Improved email access control and repair of devices designed to provide greater scalability and security for large organizations that have multiple components for access control in a distributed environment.

Certificate Management with PKIs extended to provide secure and granular control over the management and delivery of certificates.

Application Management

Improvements to the Apps portal designed to simplify the user experience by providing an environment that is familiar and can be developed with the company brand, while increasing the efficiency of the mobile worker to guide and instruct users on how to leverage mobile applications more beneficial for their role in the organization

New API for SAP Afaria and benefits of policies aimed at apps to make the setting "without intervention", so that administrators can create and deploy secure applications without requiring users to enter configuration information, such as username, domain or server address. This will help to significantly reduce calls to the help desk and create a more pleasant experience.

IT Services for enterprise devices and BYOD

Updates the self-service portal to simplify the interface used by mobile users to integrate and manage their devices and enable organizations to build their own custom interfaces.

Extensive support for SAFE Samsung Android devices, which are planned for additional security capabilities and email

Improvements for iOS to provide improvements in the jailbreak detection, and support in the regions with higher prevalence of jailbroken devices, configuration and enhanced iOS application management capabilities.

The SAP Rapid Deployment solution Afaria is available to accelerate software deployment with pre-configured and predefined services.