Ready to Build Your First MiniApp? It's Quick and Easy with the ABAP Workbench!

  • by Alfred Barzewski, Senior Developer, SAP AG
  • May 15, 2001
MiniApps are "smart," stateless, role-specific Web applications that are fully integrated in the mySAP Workplace. SAP delivers a variety of MiniApps that offer access to various SAP component systems, and also provides ample opportunity for developers to create their own using HTML, DHTM, JavaScript, Active Server Pages, and Java. With Release 4.6C, you can now also create MiniApps using the Web Application Builder, a new platform for developing ITS-based Web applications within the comfort of the ABAP Workbench. When, why, and where does it make sense to go with this approach and this new development tool? What do you need to know about the architecture of the Workplace before you can attempt to build an ITS-based MiniApp? What development objects will you need to implement? What utilities are available to help you develop those objects? And what steps must you take in order to build that MiniApp from start to finish? This article answers these questions.

Alfred Barzewski

Alfred Barzewski joined SAP in 1997 as a member of the product management team for the ABAP Workbench. At that time, he was responsible for information development in the areas of remote communication, non-SAP access, and Remote Function Call programming. Subsequently, he switched his primary area of concentration to Java programming on SAP NetWeaver. As a member of the development team, Alfred is currently working on knowledge and user-assistance integration for the new generation of ABAP development tools.

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