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My puzzle in ABAP Development's future

Former Member
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As we know, after the issue of Netweaver platform,Java became a good development solution.

Compared with Java,what position is ABAP placed on? Will ABAP be eliminatd some day?

Java & ABAP ,which may have a better future?

Expect your views.

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Former Member
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Hi Alex,

Nothing to worry about ABAP. why because it is a programming language. Java is also a programming language, but java has one future. whats that is they can work now on web technologies. where as in ABAP it is not possible now. So SAP pepole r trying connect with Java people. so they are integrating both java and SAP now.

so nothing to be worry,and dont confuse. If u came into SAP it is more advantage to ur feature.

Regards,

satish.

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Hi Alex,

As far as features are concerned JAVA is far ahead than ABAP, but on the other side ABAP can not fully comparable with JAVA as it is specific to SAP platform only. Now you can see that along with JAVA, ABAP stack is also been added to SAP web developement platform. ABAP objects are getting more preference to make it helpful in web appication scenarios.

Also ABAP can not be dropped out as it is the core and legacy of SAP modules which however may be made more flexible with JAVA for efficiant web accessiblity, somehow will depends on ABAP stack only to access SAP backend. e.g. JAVA based RFCs calling ABAP FMs to get data from SAP backend since SAP doesn't recoomemend direct adapters bypassing ABAP functionality.

For more see this

http://www.sap-img.com/abap/will-abap-be-replace-by-java.htm

-- vipin

former_member194613
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You can not really compare Java and ABAP.

Java is also used outside of the SAP world, so it will have a future until sometghing new comes.

Inside SAP I would not assume that ABAP will be replaced very soon. ABAP is widely used and will stay there for a long time.

Siegfried