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Hi, I'm diving into Web Dynpro for Java and wondering if this is the tool used for developing Portal Applications? I thought I remember hearing of a different toolset for developing portal applications? Can anyone add some clarity to the what Web Dynpro would be used for and what is used for developing "Portal Applications"?

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Ken Murray

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:44 PM

    Hi Kenneth,

    For Web Dynpro, if you are planning on doing the WD for JAVA then you would make use of Netweaver Developer Studio to develop applications.

    Refer to this

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/cb/f4bc3d42f46c33e10000000a11405a/content.htm

    You might also want to refer to this link for additional learning.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/webdynpro-elearning

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Sandeep Tudumu

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    • Former Member Kenneth Murray

      Hi Kenneth,

      The Eclipse platform is an IDE that "could be an IDE for anything." This is somewhat synonymous with any framework. Frameworks are software components or APIs that can be used by a variety of applications. Similarly, the Eclipse Platform can be used by a variety of IDEs. The platform, in itself, doesn't provide any compelling functionality.

      SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio (NWDS) is an IDE for developing applications for a variety of SAP technologies that run on the NetWeaver platform. NWDS is built on Eclipse, an IDE platform that is familiar to most in the Java developer community. Eclipse is open source software, and a variety of vendors that have Java-based IDEs have converged on using this platform.

      To sum it up, the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio is a development tool based on the free Eclipse platform that SAP provides to develop business applications.

      When you start developing applications in NWDS, you can deploy the same on any application server that you would want to by mentioning the parameters.

      Hope this answers your question.

      Cheers,

      Sandeep Tudumu

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2008 at 05:59 PM

    Hi,

    Basically Web Dynpro is used to develop User Interfaces which can be integrated into SAP Enterprise Portal. Web Dynpro screens itself can be created in Java and ABAP variants.

    Below are some links about WD4 Java,

    [https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/ba641aa6-0c01-0010-57ac-c21a4ca7b542]

    [http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/15/0d4f21c17c8044af4868130e9fea07/frameset.htm]

    User Interfaces can also be developed with other tools like JSPDynpage, Sevelets, JSPs, Visual Composer , WD4A depending on the requirement.

    Thanks,

    Vamshi

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