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SAP Sports One and SAPUI5

November 20, one day before the SAP Inside Track Netherlands (sitnl in short) 28 developers gathered at The Next View for an SAP CodeJam. Denise Nepraunig and Andreas Kunz lead us into the wonderful world of sapui5. As a special feature we not only covered the UI5 basics but also got briefed on building custom controls. Like SAP did heavily with the SAP Sports One app:

SAPUI5 is often referred to together with SAP Fiori. Quite logical as SAP Fiori is built with SAPUI5. But a lot more is possible if you include other libraries or start building custom controls. Applications will have a total different look and feel compared to Fiori. The use case for Fiori is to deliver a user friendly interface on top of SAP functionality (all functionality!) that’s why the Fiori guidelines are very strict. But if you’re going to build a standalone app for a specific target group, you can leave the Fiori guidelines alone and still use the SAPUI5 framework. The Sports One app is a great example for this.

Interested in other SAP CodeJam events? See the event space here at SCN.

CodeJam recap

Andreas showing the SAP Sports One app, coding the … out of SAPUI5 😉

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Heavy UI5 coding going on.

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At CodeJam events you always meet a lot of serious looking people.

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Fighting the custom control

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And of course the CodeJam food. We did a bit different this time. In stead of preordering a lot of food and hoping everyone would shop up, we now asked the participants who wanted to stay for dinner. So with a bunch of pizza’s and some cola we really had a ‘developer event’ 😉

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Wrapping up the CodeJam with a HANA Café NL podcast episode, recorded in English 😆

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In this episode we covered

  • What does SAPUI5 mean to ‘traditional’ ABAP developers
  • How Phoenix and SAPUI5 are related
  • Project experiences about map integration into UI5 app
  • New features with running project runtime adaptation to enable keyusers to change a running UI5 app

Thanks to Denise, Andreas and the SAP CodeJam organization team (special shout out to Krishna Dalal) for reaching out to the development community.

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  1. Jelena Perfiljeva

    You can’t go wrong with pizza at a developers event (or pretty much any event, I think), even if it has what looks like salami and jalapenos on it. 🙂

    Very cool event, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Kimmo Jokinen

    Thanks for a great recap, Twan!

    Learned a lot about all things UI5 related during the day, but, of course, the best part was meeting all the great people.

    -Kimmo

    Ps. And the pizza was good!

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