Web Programing in ABAP with the SAP Web Application Server / Edition 2

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This book provides a step-by-step introduction to web development using Web AS. First, get up to speed quickly with profound insights into the SAP Web AS architecture and the key components and tools for web development using standards such as XML and HTTP. The second part of the book shows you in detail how to develop a fully functional Web application by using Business Server Pages (BSPs). All chapters of this all-new edition were thoroughly revised, significantly extended, and filly updated for the current Release 6.40.Highlights Include:- SAP NetWeaver and SAP Web AS- Architecture, functionality, properties, and tools- Dynamic Open SQL- ICM, ICF, and SAP J2EE Engine- Basic Web languages and standards- Development of Web services- BSP components, BEEs, and event handlers- MVC Design Pattern- Overview of classes and interfaces- Fully functional practical examples
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592290604
  • Publisher: SAP Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: Revised & Expanded Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 599
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frédéric Heinemann is Development & CRM Consultant at SAP AG. Alongside his work as CRM-consultant he focuses on current themes in the SAP-environment, for example the SAP Web Application Server and the SAP Enterprise portal. In connection with this he mostly deals with the ergonomic visualization of web applications (ABAP and Java) and the integration of systems and data via any type of interface.Frédéric Heinemann is Development & CRM Consultant at SAP AG. In addition to his work as CRM consultant, he has focused his efforts on such current fields in the SAP environment as the SAP Web Application Server and SAP Enterprise Portal. He also has expertise in dealing with the ergonomic visualization of Web applications (ABAP and Java) and the integration of systems and data via any type of interface. The project experience he gained in international customer circles early on contributed to the publication of the book, "Web Programming with the SAP Web Application Server", the technical guide, "BSP Extensions: How to master Web reporting with HTMLB", and many articles. Frédéric Heinemann can also be frequently seen giving talks at specialized events.

SAP developer Christian Rau works at Novasoft AG in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Novasoft was one of SAP's first partners in implementing a reference project (a time recording tool) on SAP's Web Application Server. Novasoft is a software consulting company specialized in the implementation of SAP systems and was also one of SAP's first mySAP.com Alliance Partners.

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Table of Contents

Preface ... 111. Introduction ... 132. Overview: SAP Web Application Server ... 17
... 2.1 SAP NetWeaver ... 19
... 2.2 An Overview of the SAP Web Application Server ... 30
... 2.3 The Internet Communication Manager ... 48
... 2.4 The Internet Communication Framework ... 60
... 2.5 The J2EE Application Server ... 68
... 2.6 Developing Web Applications ... 75
... 2.7 Web Services ... 79
... 2.8 Security ... 89
... 2.9 The Role of the Internet Transaction Server ... 983. Basic Principles: BSP Applications ... 105
... 3.1 Introduction and a Look at the Web Scenario Being Developed ... 105
... 3.2 Introduction to Languages and Standards ... 109
... 3.3 BSP Applications ... 164
... 3.4 Including Mobile Clients ... 2034. Development: Tools ... 209
... 4.1 Object Navigator ... 209
... 4.2 Web Application Builder ... 223
... 4.3 Service Maintenance ... 238
... 4.4 WebDAV Interface ... 254
... 4.5 BAPI Browser ... 268
... 4.6 Online Text Repository ... 271
... 4.7 The Transformation Editor ... 2755. Practical Exercise: Creating BSP Applications ... 283
... 5.1 The First BSP Application ... 284
... 5.2 Server-Side Scripting ... 295
... 5.3 Page Fragments ... 298
... 5.4 Data Retrieval ... 302
... 5.5 Processing User Entries and Navigation ... 317
... 5.6 The Application Class ... 332
... 5.7 Formatting the Output ... 339
... 5.8 Multilingual Capabilities ... 344
... 5.9 Dictionary Services for BSP Applications ... 350
... 5.10 Checking and Handling Entries ... 358
... 5.11 State Models ... 369
... 5.12 BSP Extensions ... 381
... 5.13 Public and Protected Access Areas ... 415
... 5.14 Model-View-Controller-Design Pattern ... 422
... 5.15 BSP Extension Expressions ... 439
... 5.16 Request Handler ... 466
... 5.17 SAP Web Application Server As Client ... 470
... 5.18 Web Services ... 473
... 5.19 Additional Functions ... 505Appendix ... 509
... A. Reference: Web Development on the SAP Web Application Server ... 509
... B. Glossary ... 579
... C. Sources and Further Reading ... 587
About the Authors ... 589
Index ... 591
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