I looked at all of the ABAP books out there and this one spins circles around the others by far. The others when they describe a topic are often vague and don't have much in the way of simple code samples, but this one is very specific and precise, and there are so many nice small code samples and they all run. This is also the only one with step-by-step procedures and even screencams, which is important because there are so many screens to go through when you need to do something like create a function module. There is also lots of information in here that I can't find anywhere else, even in the R/3 library. Very well laid out and the explantions are very clear and easy to understand even for a beginner, which isn't easy because ABAP is a very complex language. This guy deserves a medal because learning this stuff isn't easy - it has got to be the most complex language I've ever seen, and I'm a mainframe dinosaur and I've seen lots. Oh yea, and I almost forgot, you can upload the code to your R/3 system and run it and it automatically creates its own tables and fills them with data too - again, the only book that does that and if you want to learn, hands-down this book is the best.