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BSP / Web-Dynpro (Java / Abap) what to use in this case ?

Hi all,

i have some questions about all this BSP/Web-Dynpro stuff. We have an application (for health care written in Visual Studio) out there at our customers. Some of these customers are using SAP as their backend system. So we've writte some backend functionality (a cash processing, additional reports, a special invoice system etc.etc.) in Abap and Abap-Objects. Actually we are planing a new release for this backend stuff which is using the normal SAP Gui.

Maybe we plan for the next release to convert our app to a Web based app and we discuss what SAP technology we should use for that.

Here are my questions :

- When and why should we use Web-Dynpro (Java) ?

- Can't we use BSP ?

- Is there any future for BSP ?

- When will Web-Dynpro for ABAP be released (actually we are not a Java Shop so Abap is prefered)?

Hope someone can answer my question.

Greetings

Henning

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    Posted on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:06 PM

    Hi,

    First at all, tell us your SAPWAS platform... Beginning from WAS 620 you can use BSPs. In WAS 630 there you have also the WebDynpro technology.

    So if for example you are running SAP WAS 620 you will have to develop your front-end only with BSPs.

    The webdynpro technology is component oriented (like the standard abap dynpro technology) and the business server pages technology is "page" oriented. Also if you are planning to develop with WebDynpro your programmers team must know Java, with BSPs there it is not necessary to know Java (but is important to know JavaScript)...

    Then as I know BSP technology will be supported by SAP in future SAPWAS releases...

    So as you are not "Java Shop" I recommend you to start your developments with BSPs... then you will have time to migrate them to webdynpros - The job dignifies! 😊 -

    Best regards

    Ariel

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2005 at 02:48 PM

    Hello all !

    Would I be wrong if I said that BSP is only possible from ABAP Kernel 6.10 or further ?

    Consequently, nothing else but WebDynpro if you want to manage ABAP 4.6 versions from web pages.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. I am a beginner.

    Thanks.

    Best regards.

    Sébastien J.

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  • Posted on Jan 23, 2005 at 08:11 PM

    If you don't mind, I am going to terminate discussion of Web Dynpro ABAP here. It is not that I want to, but we are in a difficult position with this development, and can not really discuss it too much.

    But, let me first make a few (last) comments:

    (*) BSP is available since WebAS 610 (which is now nearly at the end of its lifetime). WebAS 620 is the main platform out there, with NW04 (WebAS 640) now shipping, and the next product is inevitably coming. If you keep in mind that SAP supports each release at least 7 years, and we will be shipping BSP in an upcoming release, you can see that with BSP you are not going to left stranded for many years to come.

    (*) Web Dynpro Java is out and shipping. A very nice development environment. You can build nice things with it.

    (*) Web Dynpro ABAP: it will become a very nice product as well. We should know :). But, it will definitely not ship on NW04 platform. Which unfortunately means the next great NW shipment (both naming and date is not available).

    From our experience, most people seem to make their decisions based on the available Java versus ABAP skills in the shop. However, the other factor to look at is also "pixel perfect" rendering. Only with BSP can you influence the rendering. Web Dynpro is more a development platform for business applications, and as such they must conform to the designated model/concepts, etc.

    brian

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