SAP Fiori Development Newsletter
As this is the first issue of 2021, we would like to wish you a healthy and happy new year.
With so many companies looking at new business models to adapt to rapidly changing markets, the pace of new app creation seems to be increasing. We will continue to focus on providing information you can use to develop apps more efficiently.
If you want to catch up on all the latest SAP Fiori development news, please visit the SAP TechEd 2020 replays, where you can find recordings of sessions on SAP Fiori elements, SAPUI5, design-led development, and many other topics related to building an intelligent enterprise.
We are planning our editorial calendar for 2021, please let us know what you are interested in.
Your editorial team,
Peter, Conrad, Keren, and Oliver
OData V4 now available as part of SAPUI5 1.84
The initial version includes the most popular floorplans – list report/object page – as well as basic support for the existing overview page, allowing you to display content coming from both OData V2 and/or V4 services. It also introduces the Flexible Programming Model, which enables increased lifecycle stability. This blog post by Stefanie Hager has more details, as well as our plans for future enhancements.
We are working on prototyping for SAP Fiori elements apps
During the second half of 2020, we ran a customer engagement initiative to understand the processes and tools that customers and partners use to build SAP Fiori apps. This blog post by Peter Spielvogel explains what we learned and how we plan to use the information to simplify the early stages of SAP Fiori elements app development.
Beyond SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori Elements – Appendix to TechEd Session IIS114
There are many ways to develop apps. SAP Developer Advocate and blogger, Marius Obert, compares options to create SAP Fiori-compliant web interfaces and highlights their differences.
Next-generations Annotation Modeler: command line or GUI-based
We are looking to understand how people use the Annotation Modeler and how we can improve it for the next generation. Please help influence the direction of the product by providing your input in this short survey.
Update: Future SAPUI5 versions will no longer support Microsoft IE11
SAPUI5 supports a range of browsers and platforms. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy (EdgeHTML) are legacy products with limited maintenance from Microsoft. Both will not be supported by future SAPUI5 versions. Specifically, this means SAPUI5 no longer supports IE11 starting with SAPUI5 1.88 (2104). See details in this blog post by Oliver Graeff.
Easy-peasy: OPA and UIVeri5 tests with the easy-UI5 generator
If you use the easy-ui5 generator for your SAPUI5/OpenUI5 development, please note that SAPUI5 now provides OPA and UIVeri5 Yeoman generators. These aim to incorporate best practices, helping you kick start your test suite and write new tests fast. Find more details in this blog post by Tsvetelina Aleksandrova.
Recently Used Values History for SAPUI5 Smart Controls
End users entering data into an app often need to choose values from a long list. A history of recently used values can improve the experience here, especially if these values are the same over and over again. While this feature was introduced in SAPUI5 1.78, it has been enhanced in recent versions by taking into account the current language, offering user settings for the input history, and more. Please see more details in this UI5ers Buzz #57: Recently Used Values History for Smart Controls.
Migrating SAP Fiori Applications from Neo to Cloud Foundry using SAP Business Application Studio
This blog post by Yuval Morad will guide you on how to migrate your application that was developed using SAP Web IDE Full-Stack and deployed to Neo environment to an application using SAP Business Application Studio that is deployed to Cloud Foundry. In case your application is deployed to ABAP runtime please follow this guide.
Extending SAP Business Application Studio to suit your needs
Many developers would like to extend their development environment to include the tools they need. This is the reason we built SAP Business Application Studio as an open and extendable development environment. Now you can enrich it by extending your dev space with VS Code extensions from the Open VSX Registry.
SAP HANA Development is now available in SAP Business Application Studio
We are happy to share that the SAP HANA development story is now available in SAP Business Application Studio. The dev tools are aimed at SAP HANA Cloud development and are prepackaged into the new SAP HANA dev space. We invite you to join a hands-on session, try it out, and learn more.
Create an SAP Fiori Elements UI for CAP Node.js applications in SAP Business Application Studio
With the release of SAP Fiori elements support for OData V4, it is now possible to create an SAP Fiori elements UI (List Report Object Page) application for a CAP Node.js service in an intuitive, simple, and quick manner. Learn how in this blog post.
SAP Business Application Studio is a safe development environment
Many customers that try out SAP Business Application Studio ask us how safe it is to use. They are interested in learning more about how security and data protection aspects are handled in the product. Learn about this topic in this blog post by Natalia Katunin.
SAP Cloud Platform Webcast on Introduction to SAP Business Application Studio
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OData V4 floorplans for SAP Fiori elements
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