With the last SAP Web IDE version for 2015 many new features and improvements were introduced.
One of the biggest improvement was the new Run Configurations UI that was faced lifted and now it is more elegant and user friendly 🙂
So what is this Run Configurations?
Run configurations enable you to test your app with different settings.
Currently there are 3 different types of configurations:
- Web Application: lets you test any HTML file in you project.
- Unit Test: allows you to run any qunit file in your project.
- SAP Fiori Component on Sandbox: runs the component.js file in a Sandbox FLP.
OK, and what can be done there?
First of all, the basics, such as defining whether to use the Frame or a mock server. This can be set from the General tab.
But there are some additional cool features that can save you some time.
Do you need to add URL parameters every time you run the app?
Do you find yourself clicking repeatedly before you get to the view you are actually testing?
Not any more! In the URL Components tab, you can now add the URL parameters you use in your app and the URL hash fragment you need for navigating.
You can also run your app with different SAPUI5 versions so you can test your app behavior and see the different look and feel of the different versions.
Lastly, you can easily change the ABAP backend system consumed by the app or any other destination your app uses without having to go to the neo-app.json file!
More improvements are coming soon, so stay tuned!!