Agile development methods such as Scrum and Kanban aim at enabling teams to deliver feature increments in short cycles. One of the key elements to doing this efficiently and in high quality is the practice of test automation, which ensures that all functional and regression testing is automated. These tests are written by developers, ideally at the same time as the product code. The key to good test automation is learning to write testable code. There are many benefits to following this development approach, such as better quality code in less time, reduced bug analysis and fix efforts, and being more responsive to changing requirements.
This course will teach you how to write testable code in ABAP, and covers unit testing, test isolation, test-driven development, testing legacy code, and more.
Week 1: Introduction to ABAP Unit Testing
Week 2: Test-Driven Development
Week 3: Pair Programming & Writing Testable Code
Week 4: Test Isolation Theory and Practice
Week 5: Dependency Lookup
Week 6: Working with Legacy Code, Tools and Summary
ABAP development experience, good knowledge of ABAP Objects
You will get access to an ABAP system in the cloud. Alternatively, if you have access to an ABAP system at work, you can download the exercise code and do the exercises in that system.
If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!Enroll me now
A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
Dr. Juergen Heymann is chief development expert in the central Software Engineering department at SAP, where his main focus is on advanced trainings for developers and quality engineers. After working in the United States, Juergen joined SAP in Walldorf in 1995. His first project involved designing and implementing ABAP Objects. Since 2010, he has lead the Agile Software Engineering program at SAP.
“I like to think and learn about better ways to write code – and then find a way to share it in a compact way that helps developers.”
Thomas Hammer is a senior developer in the SAP Products & Innovations area, working on SAP S/4HANA. After working in Walldorf and the United States, Thomas joined SAP SE in 2003. He has been part of the Agile Software Engineering (ASE) program, conducting training and coaching sessions, since 2011.
“Working according to agile principles might seem odd at first, but once applied you see and feel the benefits for you, your work and the product. Then you start to wonder how things worked without it before.“