How can ABAP developers survive in a NetWeaver era?

SAP's NetWeaver push and SOA (service-oriented architecture) strategy have left ABAP developers confused about their future. In this podcast we talk with SearchSAP.com careers expert, and president of jonerp.com, Jon Reed and Thomas Jung, a NetWeaver product manager with SAP Labs, about how developers can enhance their skills to keep up.

   Development skills for NetWeaver, eSOA  

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  Program highlights 

  • (3:05) What do communities like the SAP Developers' Network (SDN) have to offer SAP professionals?

  • (4:25) How SAP developers can adjust for NetWeaver

  • (9:55) ABAP in the NetWeaver era

  • (13:10) How to make yourself "outsource proof"

  • (16:30) More on the NetWeaver CE (Composition Environment)

  • (19:30) Next generation skills needed on NetWeaver projects

  • (23:30) The latest modeling tools

      Program Links 

  • More SAP skills to have for 2008 and beyond: Which SAP skills are going to be important for consultants in 2008 and beyond? SearchSAP.com jobs expert Jon Reed reveals more of his list.

  • What SAP says about ABAP's future: With Java and global outsourcing becoming more prevalent, what does the future look like for ABAP developers?

  • SAP introduces NetWeaver individual licenses, improvements: The latest changes to NetWeaver include development licenses for individuals and improvements to its composition environment, enterprise services repository and process integration.

  • Top 10 SAP tips of 2007: As the year 2007 nears its end, the editorial staff here at SearchSAP.com looks back and wonders what tips deserve a special honor.

  • SAP's SDN helps one techie come into spotlight: A Colgate-Palmolive developer went from using SDN to blogging and presenting at SAP events. It all started with one application.

  • Podcast: SAP sets sights on BPM with new community: As customers look to improve their business processes, SAP is trying to provide some help. Mark Yolton discusses SAP's new Business Process Expert Community.

  • SearchSAP.com Editorial Blog: This is the place for additional commentary and discussion about recent events, news stories or whatever else happens in the SAP world.

  • SearchSAP.com Audio Downloads: Visit our audio download archive.

    This was first published in February 2008

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