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NWDS for PO 7.5

Dec 06, 2017 at 02:15 PM


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We had a new installation of PO and wanted to know the best tool .

Is there any document that lists out the pros and cons of both Eclipse Neon vs NWDS.

From the integration side, which tool is acceptable and is more user friendly and good.

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Milen Dontcheff
Dec 07, 2017 at 07:21 AM

Hello Mr. Balaradjou,

There is no such document of any type (blog, wiki, note & etc.) which compares the features of between eclipse and the SAP NWDS.


In general, the core of both eclipse & NWDS is the same, because eclipse is kind of an open source project.


However, the NWDS is delivered with more plug-ins which might be accessed by the more perspectives & views. These are SAP developments and are delivered only with NWDS.

In case you do development which eventually would have been deployed on SAP NW AS Java, I would strongly recommend you to use NWDS. There are many perspectives which are missing entirely in the eclipse, f.e. Development Infrastructure Integration (DII), Design Time Repository (DTR), Profiling, SAP MMC, SAP Process Integration (all of them) and many others.

As far as I do understand you will develop customizations, which eventually will run on SAP P.O. Then I do not think there are many alternatives with regards to the organization of the development, the testing and the software logistics processes in you system landscape. The supported (by SAP) scenario is to develop your custom source code with SAP NWDS - you might see this in the P.A.M. for SAP NW AS Java 7.50


If you chose SAP NWDS 7.50, you need to install it on a P.C. that runs with Windows 10 and SAPJVM8 (this is also stated in P.A.M.). More details about the initial configuration in this KBA:

2546316 - NWDS: use a JDK as JVM instead of a JRE


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