An Introduction to SAPUI5

You probably heard SAP once or twice in your lifetime. SAP stands for Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing well-known for its enterprise application software. Because of technology advancement and innovations companies are looking for accessible applications using different devices. Correspondingly, SAP developed a framework solution to meet these demands. Furthermore, this framework is specially created for developers to build desktop and mobile applications called SAPUI5. With this, I have created an introduction to SAPUI5, so fellow developers like you can start creating applications for SAP.

Introduction to SAPUI5
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What is SAPUI5?

Initially, it has a codename “Phoenix”. SAPUI5 (SAP User Interface for HTML 5) is a collection of libraries that developers can use to build desktop and mobile applications that run in a browser. In addition to SAP’s SAPUI5 JavaScript toolkit, developers can build SAP web applications using HTML5 web development standards. If you’re familiar with Angular and the like, it’s like that. No need to worry ‘coz SAPUI5 is a UI Library.

Why should you try SAPUI5?

If you’re not familiar or haven’t even heard of SAPUI5 you might have a big question mark in your head. I’m guessing this is what you are probably thinking right now, “Why and what are the odds to start learning SAPUI5?”. You can be inspired to study a new framework because SAP has gone a great length to improve UX (User Experience). And if you want to brush up your skill or just exploring the beauty of the new and fresh look in feel. You are on the right track.

How young is SAPUI5?

If you are into something fresh its SAPUI5. It started and the earliest I know is around 2012 but if you want to have some reliable background research to verify its freshness. You can check it out here https://blogs.sap.com/2016/04/04/how-sapui5-and-openui5-versions-are-related.

Where art thou SAPUI5?

In recent years you cannot download it but now you can!

May this link be thy guide https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#sapui5.

If you are into free, you may use the opensource version https://openui5.org/download.html.

Let’s get is started in(ha), Let’s get it started in here!

You can start with the basics just follow my lead and go to https://sapui5.hana.ondemand.com/#topic/8b49fc198bf04b2d9800fc37fecbb218

or might as well explore https://sapui5.hana.ondemand.com/#/controls.

Next stop, I’ll share my commonly used SAPUI5 controls.

Also. If you have any question you can feel free to contact me and I will try to answer as much as I can! 🙂


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