A Guided Tour of Java Software Development Lifecycle Management with SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI): Part 1 — Fundamental Concepts

  • by Wolf Hengevoss, Senior Product Specialist, SAP NetWeaver Life Cycle Management, SAP AG
  • July 15, 2007
Java developers have long enjoyed the freedom of developing and managing Java applications locally on their PCs, relying solely on centralized source code control systems for change management. In an enterprise environment, however, with developers in distributed locations sometimes working on the same code at the same time, this model quickly becomes a nightmare to manage. SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI) offers a solution and brings many of the proven, world-class change management capabilities of ABAP to the Java world. This article, the first in a two-part series, teaches you the fundamental concepts you need to know to begin building, deploying, and managing changes to your Java applications with NWDI.

Wolf Hengevoss

Wolf Hengevoss studied natural sciences at the University of Kaiserlautern. He joined SAP in 1999 as a member of product management. He has worked in the Basis group, focusing on topics such as the Computer-Aided Test Tool and Business Address Services. Since the early stages of SAP Exchange Infrastructure (now known as Process Integration), he has worked in the Java environment. Currently, his focus is on the rollout of SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure.

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