SAP NetWeaver Development Tools
Part of the SAP NetWeaver For Dummies Cheat Sheet
In SAP NetWeaver, each development and management tool is designed to help you build application software that leverages all the components. This list represents the development tools and their purposes found in SAP NetWeaver:
SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio is based on Eclipse, and it is extended as a modeling environment through frameworks such as SAP Web Dynpro and development tools such as Java Development Infrastructure. It creates applications that run on the SAP Web Application Server.
SAP Composite Application Framework (CAF) is a modeling and development environment for creating composite applications (applications built out of services provided by other applications).
SAP Solution Manager is SAP's tool for managing the lifecycle of an application and providing a real-time connection with SAP support services.