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In Eclipse ADT you can always undo

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They say: Don’t go back to where you were once happy. But the truth is that in many cases, if you could go back, you would.

Eclipse ADT has lots and lots of keyboard shortcuts

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I like keyboard shortcuts. If I could do my job without taking my hands off my keyboard I’d be an even happier programmer.

In Eclipse ADT you can share links to your code

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Until recently, ABAP has never been one for big collaborations.

Rename a lot of things automatically in Eclipse ADT

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Those who still programme monolithically probably don’t feel the need for this. But anyone who uses multiple classes with multiple methods knows that it’s normal (and even desirable) to change your mind about the name of these things. Ideas aren’t born ready-made in our heads. Ideally, code is mouldable and can be shaped until we find the desired form.

Eclipse ADT puts ABAP Doc to good use

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ABAP Doc is an excellent way of integrating documentation into the code.

The magical F2 in Eclipse ADT

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Eclipse ADT calls it Code element information.

In Eclipse ADT you continue where you left off

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Did you know that in Eclipse ADT you can work even without a connection to the server?

No constant context changes in Eclipse ADT

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Every time you switch contexts, you lose the thread slightly. It’s human nature. So the less you do, the better.

In Eclipse the compiler is not lazy

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Still using SAPGUI instead of Eclipse ADT? Get ready to be made fun of.

Languages shape thought

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I read somewhere that Eastern mathematicians tend to solve a different kind of mathematical problem than Western mathematicians do.

To all those whole criticize 7.4 syntax

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This post is addressed to the collective character that represents all the people who have told me that they like some things in the new 7.4 functional syntax but think that you shouldn’t overdo it and should avoid using REDUCE and all the other unnecessarily weird things because the code gets more obscure, it’s slower and they don’t see any advantages.

Are you serious?

Use BASE to not ruin what you already have

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We used to use the APPEND and INSERT commands to add rows to internal tables. Now that ABAP has grown, we can use VALUE, REDUCE, CORRESPONDING, etc. But what if the internal table already has rows and we don’t want to lose them?

INNER JOIN instead of FOR ALL ENTRIES

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A while ago I showed you that you could SELECT from an internal table. And then I asked myself: if that is possible, shouldn’t INNER JOIN be possible too?

YAGNI

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You Ain’t Gonna Need It means Do what you want, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Just kidding. Not really.

Copy from SAPGui to the clipboard

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Did you know that your ABAP programme can copy content to your operating system’s clipboard?