Getting Started with ABAP Development in Eclipse: An Introductory Guide

The document provides a comprehensive guide for developers transitioning from ABAP Workbench to the ABAP in Eclipse development environment. It highlights the key differences between the two environments, new features in ABAP in Eclipse, and a step-by-step walkthrough of setting up and customizing the Eclipse workspace for ABAP development. The guide covers various aspects, including navigation tools, keyboard shortcuts, code assistance features, debugging, and project management with transport requests. Additionally, it introduces Core Data Services (CDS) and its integration with ABAP, providing insights into the source code structure and annotations.

List of topics covered in this document are:

  1. Getting Started with Eclipse for ABAP Newbies
  2. Understanding the Eclipse Workbench Structure and Perspectives
  3. Navigation Tools and Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Code Assistance Features (Quick Assist, Quick Fixes, Code Templates)
  5. Useful Views (Task List, ABAP Keyword Documentation, Problems View)
  6. Debugging in ABAP in Eclipse
  7. Building Classes, Methods, and Function Modules
  8. Introduction to ABAP Core Data Services (CDS)
  9. Transport Management with the Transport Organizer View
  10. Shortcut Overview and Additional Resources

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