I’m a confused mind. It’s something natural being a chimp, but it doesn’t help too much to my productivity. When I’m feeling “unfocused” or too tired to continue with my current task, I find easy ways to rest my mind. Sadly, personal situations affect my worktime (as they do to everyone but robots and jedi knights), and when I’m tired my rest times tend to space themselves shorter (more rests, less work… it hurts… to my work). Continue reading
I’m almost six years old here. And I’m starting to feel I can do my work with the same knowledge I had when I started to develop in ABAP. It’s not about compatibility, it’s about evolution. If I didn’t need to learn new tricks to continue doing my work, it means ABAP is optimized? I don’t think so.
What does it mean, then?
It means two things (or more): I will be able to continue being an ABAPer without any kind of effort (wow!) and I will be able to continue using unoptimized techniques (ouch!). The quality of my work relies absolutely over my will. And I don’t have will (not time) enough to seek new ways to do old things. From time to time a question here raises an answer that shows me a new way, that I try to append to my developing “tools”, but no more.
I’m still working with programs which use of unoptimized (and weird) coding makes my worktime a hell. The code works, of course (more or less), but each change I must do takes too much time because the use of things like “OCCURS 0 WITH HEADER LINE” or “TABLES:”. And I don’t have enough time (nor my boss wants me to invest time on it) to fix/upgrade/optimize those old sentences.
I’m still finding (from time to time) old-school coders (doh! how many people will call me “old-school coder” now?) who still use sentences like the ones I said you. Why? Because they don’t need to evolve. It’s their fault or SAP’s? Am I the only one who feels sad because that? Or maybe all you had enough will/time/luck to be able to evolve your programs (and your skills) to use optimized calls?
Doh, I’m still trying to find time to test my old objects skills with ABAP
More Doh’es… I just had some kind of dejà vu (matrix error?) when thinking about to post this post in the TI blog, and though “I though it before”. And I was right. I wrote about this kind of things there: Evolution needed?
I think I failed miserably trying to evolve myself. But it’s not just my fault only. I think someone in Walldorf shall start to remove some sentences/adds from ABAP, before we’ll be too used to use them.
I needed to create a program to keep control of my transport requests… Here it comes 🙂
Don’t waste your time with this post. Here I will write some things I’m never able to remember, and I’m tired of re-search each time I need them. Don’t expect to find passwords 😛
I had to find the algorism for determine the checksum character of a BarCode39 string. It’s easy to do, and I though when I did it to not post the code here because it’s trivial.
But hey, I found the scrap piece of paper where I took my initial notes, and well, I’m in a sharing mood.
I had to give up my search… maybe I’ll be able to finish it or find the answer into the net someday. Until them, I’ll let you read my (lack of?) progress.
I had to send again a mail through SAP. I used my older code and found it a lot heavy for my needs. I managed to create a Z function that allows me to send a simple mail without having to fill all those nasty tables.
Maybe it exists in SAP standard, but I’ve been not able to find it. Continue reading