ABAP is the basis language in which all SAP ERP applications were
implemented (ABAP stack). It is a very robust language for business
programming with an evolutionary strategy- now at its fourth generation
(ABAP/4). SAP later morphed ABAP into a fully featured object-oriented
language called ABAP Objects (Margaret Rouse, 2010; SAP, 2008).
2.6 SAP Netweaver Developer Studio (NWDS)
This is an Integrated Environment for developing Java based business applications
in SAP. NWDS is solely based on Eclipse which makes it quite beneficial, not
only for its open source communities but also make it easier for generic Java
programmers moving into SAP careers (s. 6).
2.7 System Requirements
Below is the system configuration for this project and probably going to be the
same for those with like intent:
A Windows Server (2003/2008) or 7, Intel Pentium 4 or higher minimum
1536MB recommended, 2GB RAM or higher, 30GB hard disc space. 32-
Bit Version for x86 based upon DB2 9.1. Must be a Server system if you
intend to use it with IFbA for ABAP and but home windows system is
good for Java stack, otherwise personal computer windows systems
Downloaded files from SAP Developer Network (SDN), SUSE SLES 10
SAP version from Novell and VMware Player from VMware website.
Adobe LiveCycle Designer (version 8 not higher) requires SAP market
place password at SAP Note 962763.
Downloaded SAP NetWeaver7.0 - Trial Version on Linux - VMware
Edition files from SDN and, SAP GUI for Windows (version 7.20 or lesser