Since announcing the ABAP Lisp interpreter on SCN last week, I have made a few commits to the ABAP Lisp repo. I was rather chuffed to get some positive response on the article, and it does provide a bit more motivation to keep working on it.
Archive for the ‘Development/Programming’ Category
I have just published a new version of the nwrfc gem with (as usual) very minor updates.
We have had the capability to process JSON in ABAP for some time now (refer to this blog post for an introduction). The problem is that it does not satisfy all the use cases without some effort and, therefore, there is still some scope for writing a custom JSON parser in ABAP. I recently wrote one again.
Sometimes source code modules get very big. You can argue that this should never be the case, if you modularize your code properly, but the fact is that they do. And when they do, they sometimes become difficult to read. (more…)
One of the hurdles I face in learning a new language, as you probably do too, is that I am always looking at it from the point of view of my current context, more specifically the current set of languages, and in particular, my favorite language, which is Ruby. I end up comparing everything I look at to Ruby’s ease of expression, the way I can quickly do real practical stuff, and the amount of libraries already out there. (more…)
If you have been a long time reader of my blog, you may think I have a bee in my bonnet about being able to search through ABAP source code, as if it were some holy grail or something. Yet when I consider that, given the following use cases, I think there is a lot of scope for such a solution: (more…)
While looking around for benchmarks on the languages I like best (which already tell you that benchmarks are a farce, right?), I came across two interesting websites. So interesting in fact, I’m going to share them with you.
Some time ago I was contemplating the concept of a platform. It is a term that is bandied around quite a bit, but I’m not sure if a formal definition exists (other than something flat on which you can build or place something). I am speaking of course of platforms in the software world; perhaps the right term to use would be “application platform”. (more…)