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Enhanced ABAP Development with Core Data Services (CDS)

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler
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With the advent of SAP HANA, a new data modeling infrastructure called core data services (CDS) has been introduced by SAP to simplify how developers define semantically rich data models. Read on to learn the concepts behind CDS and how it works in ABAP development processes, and walk through a step-by-step guide on using CDS with SAP’s development toolset.

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Where ABAP Meets SAP HANA

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Learn in detail about the newest development additions to SAP NetWeaver 7.4. Topics covered include features for database-independent programming with Open SQL, unified data modeling and definition with core data services, and simplified control of stored procedures with ABAP-managed database procedures.

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A Foundation for the Future

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In this column, SAP’s Karl Kessler reveals what to expect with the upcoming release of SAP NetWeaver 7.5. He highlights the market changes that have necessitated a new foundation, details SAP NetWeaver 7.5’s new features, and how this release sets the groundwork to support the next stage of innovation.

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ABAP and the Cloud

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler
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As the longtime foundation for SAP’s solution portfolio, ABAP is central to SAP customer landscapes. To help these customers meet modern business needs, SAP continues to add enhancements and new capabilities for ABAP that bring the latest technologies — such as the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) — to ABAP-based environments. This article looks at the new features delivered with ABAP 7.52 and provides a sneak peek at the planned release of ABAP in SAP Cloud Platform, which enables ABAP developers to easily build innovative cloud applications and helps streamline the transition to the cloud.

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A New ABAP Programming Model for Digital Business

Lifecycle Management Matters by Karl Kessler
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With digitization a top priority, many organizations are preparing to transition to SAP S/4HANA and its built-in support for business operations in the digital age. To meet the needs of this new type of deployment — which requires cloud qualities at large scale and full support for SAP HANA and SAP Fiori — SAP has introduced a new ABAP programming model. This article helps you take advantage of this new model by walking through the requirements for modern application development and how these requirements are met by the ABAP platform as of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.51. 

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