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How can ABAP developers survive in a NetWeaver era?

Is ABAP dead? Thomas Jung and Jon Reed discuss what development skills are important in the eSOA and NetWeaver era in this podcast.

SAP's NetWeaver push and SOA (service-oriented architecture) strategy have left ABAP developers confused about their future. In this podcast we talk with careers expert, and president of, 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

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