SAP Professional Journal –
Whether you are new to ABAP or have been using it for years, in the end you are probably satisfied if your application code somehow just works. But ABAP is a vibrant, evolving language, with new features and modifications that can significantly improve your programs. The multitude of choices can seem overwhelming, however. This article is the first in a three-part series that presents basic guidelines, gathered directly from the ABAP Language Group at SAP, for the effective use of the many possibilities ABAP provides for creating applications. This first article lays some groundwork for the next two by introducing fundamental rules and criteria for modern ABAP programming.