SAP Fiori Development Newsletter
November 2020, Issue #7
SAP TechEd is less than a month away. While the conference will be virtual this year, it still remains the best way to learn about the latest SAP technologies, tools, and solutions. We hope this issue of the newsletter will whet your appetite to learn more about developing SAP Fiori apps.
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Your editorial team,
Peter, Conrad, Keren, and Oliver
SAP TechEd will be virtual in 2020.
SAP Fiori elements for OData V4 coming soon
We plan to release SAP Fiori elements floorplans for OData V4 with SAPUI5 1.84. Our original plan to include it with SAPUI5 1.83 did not happen. (See note 2979657 for details.)
SAP Fiori elements List Report Object Page (LROP): Performance optimization
In this final entry of the Optimizing SAP Fiori elements App Performance video series, SAP developer Soumya Naskar demonstrates several tips for improving the performance of your list report & object page apps. You can read the companion companion blog on the SAP Community. Watch the rest of the series, covering overview and analytical list pages, on the Optimizing SAP Fiori elements App Performance playlist by SAP UX Engineering.
LSP for CDS
Those who develop applications with the SAP Cloud Application Programming model (CAP) sometimes get stuck when it comes to maintaining annotations for SAP Fiori apps. This blog by Mariana Naboka discusses a new module that helps you add and edit OData annotations applied to CDS models more efficiently. It includes XML annotation LSP capabilities from SAP Fiori tools for CAP core data services (CDS).
Develop an SAP Fiori Elements app with CAP and SAP Fiori Tools
Read the blog post from SAP Community member Mio Yasutake on how to develop an SAP Fiori elements app using SAP Cloud Application Programming Model and SAP Fiori tools. The blog explains how to set up your development environment and the steps to develop the app. To learn more about SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, take a look at these tutorials.
New full-stack UI5 sample app featuring CAP + OData V4 + draft mode
We just published the code of a new SAPUI5 + CAP sample app on GitHub, similar to – and based on – learnings from the app we built in March to help the Foreign Office of Germany fly citizens home from abroad. You can use this app as blueprint for similar full-stack apps or as an example of the usage of the OData V4 model and its “draft” mode. See the details in this blog.
OpenUI5 History shows SAP's strong commitment to Open Source
The open-source technology, OpenUI5, encompasses the core of the SAPUI5 framework, a big number of control libraries, and the main values of the UI5 technology. Only a few control libraries are not part of OpenUI5. They are only available in SAPUI5 because they are specific to SAP use-cases or contain intellectual property that is not under an open source license. See Andreas Kunz's blog on how SAP and the UI5 teams are committed to the open source model.
SAPUI5 Road Map now in SAP Road Map Explorer
The latest roadmap for SAPUI5 is now available in SAP Road Map Explorer. This blog by Oliver Graeff summarizes the new interactive functionality and contains a link to the official roadmap document.
Mobile Development Kit makes developing multi-channel apps easier
The MDK Web Client expands MDK capabilities to the desktop, complementing existing MDK Mobile Clients (Android & iOS). Jitendra Kansal blogs how you can now build and maintain a single app that runs natively on Mobile (Android & iOS) and in a web browser (leveraging UI5 Web Components). MDK Web Client is an important delivery of the SAP Cloud Platform Extension Suite and offers new low-code features that help business developers build extensions.
SAPUI5 Community Topic Page Is Live!
The new SAPUI5 community topic page is now live and available at https://community.sap.com/topics/ui5. This page serves as an entry point to SAPUI5 content on the SAP Community and emphasizes:
Join the SAPUI5 community and share your expertise with like-minded people.
Influence SAP Business Application Studio
SAP Business Application Studio is now available on the SAP Customer Influence web site. You are invited to submit ideas, vote, and comment. We also offer an opportunity to get involved and influence innovations for next releases through the Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) project. This opportunity is available for SAP-licensed customers with an Feedback Agreement (FBA). Email us to join.
Upcoming End of Mainstream Maintenance for SAP_UI 7.50 (SAPUI5 1.38) and SAP_UI 7.52 (SAPUI5 1.52)
This blog by Oliver Graeff explains the end of maintenance processes for SAPUI5 versions 1.38 and 1.52 at the end of 2020 and how to upgrade to newer versions.
SAP Fiori Quartz Dark theme down-ported
To make it available for SAP Fiori front-end server 6.0, and hence for SAP Business Suite and older SAP S/4HANA releases, the SAP Fiori Quartz Dark theme has been down ported to SAPUI5 1.71 / SAP Fiori FES 6.0. For details, see this blog from Thomas Reiss.
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Optimizing performance in SAP Fiori elements apps
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