SAP launched the first
version of WAS in September 2001, when it was known as SAP Basis. It
provided open usage capabilities such as a native Web enabling
infrastructure, the adoption of latest technical standards, like HTTP,
HTTPS, XML, SMTP and SOAP. But within a year, in May 2002, SAP launched WAS
version 6.20 which has many additional features over version 6.10.
Additional features in SAP WAS 6.20
- In SAP WAS version 6.20, XSLT engine has the onus of
transferring XML documents. It is also used for transformation between
ABAP, XML, HTML, or any other text-based format.
- The Web Dynpro technology, which provides a
sophisticated development and runtime environment for Web applications
based on server-side scripting.
- Cluster management functionalities and advanced load
balancing are one of the key features with SAP WAS version 6.20.
- Add-on tools for Java integrated development