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Advice needed about Java-SAP

Ganesh Prakhya
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Joined: May 05, 2004
Posts: 76
Hi All,

I am experienced in J2EE development, I am now thinking to enter in some other technical area probably SAP, I heard that to learn and enter into SAP line one should have domain knowledge. Is it true? How can I fit into SAP line with this J2EE background. I have around 3.5 years of experience in J2EE.

I appreciate suggessions on this.

Thanks & Regards,
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Domain knowledge is added advantage but not compulsory. You can think technologies like NetWeaver in SAP(I am not sure what exactly NetWeaver is) where you can use your J2EE skills.
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 986
As far as offshore SAP work is concerned,most of it involves ABAP(Advanced Business Application Programming) coding.Yes,there are functional consultants in SAP.SAP projects are generally long duration and serve very big(Fortune 500)clients.
Most of the time, guys 'entering' SAP start with ABAP coding and then move on to become functional consultants onsite.

Namma Suvarna Karnataka
Palani Vel

Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 7
Netweaver platfrom is based on Java/J2EE. So if you want to continue in the same line, you can very well think of joining SAP Labs.
Suresh Naidu

Joined: Jun 23, 2005
Posts: 13
SAP Netweaver portal(Enterprise portal) is based on Servlets,JSP.Working knowledge on j2ee is enough to learn Netweaver portal.Sap provides added plugin to eclipse IDE called Netweaver developer studio.Most of code is
system generated.You can visit the
[ March 14, 2006: Message edited by: Suresh Naidu ]
Palani Vel

Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 7
Originally posted by Suresh Naidu:
Sap provides added plugin to eclipse IDE called Netweaver developer studio.

One small correction! SAP Netweaver Developer Studio is an IDE built by SAP over the Eclipse platform.
ambar patil
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 226
if u work on Netweaver portal in SAP then is it that work is like gettting exp on JSP/servlets (+ Domain)?
But what about advance concepts like EJB,web services etc.this will not be in SAP.
djyoti sahu

Joined: Jan 28, 2003
Posts: 26
Sap Netweaver is a integration tool which is based on open standard like J2EE,SOAP,XML.

It uses all j2ee specification.Depending upon the the component the technologies plays the role.For portal it require java + servlet;for exchange infrastructure it require webservices and ejb.

Netweaver provides technology as well as domain
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