Tools & Practices to disrupt the status quo

Reshape the way you build software on an ABAP stack

About me

  • Technical Guidance Unit @ msg systems
  • Interests & Background:
    • #CloudNative, #CloudFoundry, #SAPCP ( ~2 yrs)
    • #ABAP, #BOPF, #S4HANA ( ~8 yrs)

https://people.sap.com/victor.ionescu

@ivictor88 ( <-- look here for slides )

ionescuv.github.io

Some History && Motivation

DevOps Principles

[ ... high performing organizations deliver software faster AND WITH BETTER QUALITY ... ]

Change might be closer than we think

But first, where's the problem?

  • Quick iterations

  • Fast delivery

  • Automation

Expectation

Reality

  • Slow, manual transport processes
  • Conflicting changes
  • Unstable environments

 

vs.

  • Responsible teams

  • Reliable delivery

  • Silo thinking
  • Documentation
  • Fingerpointing

Expectation

Reality

vs.

  • High Quality

  • Fast customer feedback

  • Long-lasting manual test phases
  • Quality not PART of development phase

Expectation

Reality

vs.

Root Cause Analysis

Culture

Infrastructure

Culture

Infrastructure

All-in-one:

  • IDE
  • SCM
  • compiler
  • build server
  • runtime

NW ABAP

?

Reshape Culture

using the right Tools

Let's try it out!

*not (yet) for productive use

local dev

push

dev

test

prod

CTS

pull

ABAP

UI5

Demo

[1] Application Overview

[2] Use abapGit

[3] Use Unit Tests

[4] Use end-to-end tests

[5] Use pipelines

[6] Pipelines in action

Conclusion

  1. Internalize & apply the Principles

2. Find the right tools to enable you

3. Stay tuned for updates!

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Reshape the way you build applications on an ABAP stack

By Victor Ionescu

Reshape the way you build applications on an ABAP stack

Tools&Practices to disrupt the status quo

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