following up on my blog from last week (http://scn.sap.com/community/netweaver-gateway/blog/2013/05/02/sap-netweaver-gateway–some-thoughts-on-the-future) I am happy to provide you more details on the SAP NetWeaver Gateway productivity accelerator, which is available from today on. This Eclipse-based tool provides an OData modeler and toolkits for various service consumption technologies.
Bringing the OData modeler to Eclipse is making it much easier for roles who are not too familiar with the ABAP programming language or the Gateway Service Builder to provide their input for the end-to-end development process.
This modeler allows an easy and convenient way to model an OData Service in Eclipse. Once the service is modeled it can be exported to be used at the development environment, where the content is coming from – for example the Gateway Service Builder from SAP NetWeaver Gateway.
In order to accelerate and simplify the development process for consuming user-interface technologies we are introducing toolkits for popular environments. The toolkits generate the source-code for proxies based on existing OData Services and also starter user interfaces. This reduces the development effort and the required knowledge to connect to the SAP system via SAP NetWeaver Gateway. Depending on the technology the starter user-interface will have a list/ detail pattern, a workflow pattern or be just the proxies. As we are assuming that every customer / partner will have own requirements towards the user interface we assume that the generated proxies can be used as-is, but the user-interface will be changed by our customers / partners.
The following toolkits are available:
- Toolkit for Android
- Toolkit for HTML5 (SAPUI5 and JQuery)
- Toolkit for iOS
- Toolkit for Java Platform, Standard Edition
- Toolkit for PHP
The toolkits for Android and iOS are generating apps in a way that allow either direct connectivity to an OData-Server like SAP NetWeaver Gateway or to a SUP server. Typically the switch from one connectivity to another requires only few changes in the source-code of the app.
Download / Test System
The software is available from this site: https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#gateway
I would also like to mention the new SAP NetWeaver Gateway demo system for OData Services inside the SAP Developer Center. Via these services you can easily test the new tool: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/netweaver-gateway