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SAP Fiori Development Newsletter

Dear SAP Fiori development newsletter subscriber,

As the pandemic continues, more companies are accelerating their path towards digitalization. Building new apps is a critical success factor to get closer to your customers and streamline your supply chains (or make them more resilient). We hope the information in this newsletter helps you build apps more quickly and with less effort. 
 
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

Development news

Best practices for using extensions in your SAP Fiori elements apps

There are advantages and disadvantages to using extensions with your SAP Fiori elements apps. Stefanie Hager provides some best practices around this topic so you can optimize the user experience, while benefiting from the lower development and maintenance costs of using SAP Fiori elements.

The latest version of SAP Fiori tools has a single project generator for SAP Fiori elements and SAPUI5 applications

This blog post by Ashley Tung discusses all the new functionality in SAP Fiori tools 2102, including:

  • A new combined “Super-Generator” that can create both SAP Fiori elements and SAPUI5 freestyle applications and support adding deployment configuration
  • Extending the popular preview feature that was previously only available for SAP Fiori elements to SAPUI5 freestyle apps
  • Support for numerous specifics of CAP CDS
  • Coverage for OData V4
  • Guided Development redesigned UX and guide content, which was very well received by participants at SAP TechEd

UI integration cards: dynamic filter & design time capabilities

UI Integration Cards in SAPUI5 1.84 provide extended filter definitions using all possible sources: static data sections, data service network requests, and even custom JavaScript logic. See more about data handling and samples .
Furthermore, cards can be customized and configured by administrators: While card developers work in SAP Business Application Studio, administrators use the new card editor to configure the destination/connectivity to data sources, set default values, and handle other integration aspects. See the detailed overview and samples of how to use the card editor.

Removing outdated SAPUI5 versions from SAPUI5 CDN

SAP always recommends upgrading to the latest SAPUI5 version. It includes new innovations, patches, and security fixes. To ensure outdated versions are no longer posing a potential security risk, SAP decided to remove SAPUI5 / OpenUI5 versions from the cloud CDN one year after their end of maintenance. (In this context, we're also working on making it easier to consume latest patches for maintenance code lines like 1.84.) See details in this blog post by Oliver Graeff .

UI5 Web Components acknowledged

UI5 Web Components enable a consistent SAP Fiori UX adoption across SAP solutions (and beyond). Recently the UI5 Web Components project was acknowledged by webcomponents.org. First highlighted in their front page and now present in featured projects . In the same sense of recognition, we see UI5 Web Components also featured in bestofjs.org - The best of JavaScript, HTML and CSS. This is an appreciation of the great capabilities in UI5 Web Components and our collaboration with the growing open-source community.

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 .

SAP Business Application Studio continues to evolve

Based on feedback from our developer community, we have made a number of enhancements to SAP Business Application Studio to meet your needs. This blog post by Keren Rotenberg includes links to many resources that document the new capabilities.

Training and tutorials

We are planning an openSAP course on SAP Fiori development.

More information and course registration will appear in the next newsletter in May. Course is planned to start in June, so you will have plenty of time to register.

SAP Fiori Overview: Design, Develop and Deploy openSAP course.

The introduction to SAP Fiori course remains available

Developer events

UI5con ON AIR 2021

The community conference around SAPUI5 announces its 2021 ON AIR edition for 16./17. June 2021. Learn from UI5 experts and network with developers from around the world in this virtual conference. Or even contribute, the Call for Speakers is open. See the details in this blog post by Oliver Mueller.

Podcast: OpenUI5 - A One-Stop-Shop UI Toolkit

Listen to episode 7 of the openSAP podcast 'The Open Source Way' on OpenUI5 - A One-Stop-Shop UI Toolkit . You will find out why the modular nature of OpenUI5 is an optimal fit for an open source approach and how it relates to SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori.

Latest videos

OData V4 floorplans for SAP Fiori elements

Chief Product Owners, Sebastian Steinhauer and Katja Zoch. demo new functionality and user experience enhancements in SAP Fiori tools and SAP Fiori elements apps.

Q&A

How is SAP Business Application Studio different from SAP Web IDE full-stack?

This blog post by Keren Rotenberg explains the answer across several dimensions , including a nice comparison chart.

Should I use OData V2 or OData V4 for my project?

This blog post by Mike Doyle starts with an overview of OData and explains the key differences between V2 and V4.

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Regards,
Peter, Conrad, Keren, and Oliver

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