Get Started Developing Web-Native Custom SAP Applications with Web Dynpro for ABAP

  • by Ulli Hoffmann, Managing Director, INIDFAB Computing GmbH
  • July 15, 2007
For years, ABAP developers have longed for a way to write professional, Web-based applications without having to learn HTML or JavaScript, while SAP has longed for a bridge between its ABAP-based applications and those written specifically for the Web. SAP NetWeaver 2004s finally offers a viable solution — Web Dynpro for ABAP (WD4A), a form-based version of the proven, classic Dynpro technology underlying ABAP. This article introduces you to the fundamentals of WD4A programming and the new design time, which is integrated into the ABAP Workbench. It describes the tools available for developing WD4A applications, their core functionalities, when to use them, and for what purpose.

Ulli Hoffmann

Ulli Hoffmann is Managing Director of INIDFAB Computing GmbH, a company that focuses on the development and technology of Web-based applications and processes running on the SAP NetWeaver platform. Besides developing the business of INIDFAB, Ulli is involved in various projects with SAP AG and SAP customers as a senior consultant. Currently, his major project is designing and implementing a Web Dynpro ABAP-based extension framework for SAP SRM 6.0. Ulli is the author of a book on Web Dynpro for ABAP published by SAP PRESS.

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