Today, SAP released a new version of SAP Web IDE: SAP Web IDE, innovation version.
We are making this version available to early adopters who want to experience advanced features that we consider to eventually release as part of a productive version of SAP Web IDE.
At this time, the innovation version is being offered in addition to the regularly released version of SAP Cloud Platform, Web IDE.
SAP Web IDE, innovation version is based on a more capable and scalable open-source server-side foundation.
This version may be updated periodically with additional advanced features that are not yet available in the productive SAP Web IDE version.
Since this is a Beta version, you cannot use it productively. Still, you are welcome to experiment with this version to explore our innovative features before they are released as general availability.
One important new capability of the innovation version is the Grunt Build. It allows you, as part of the build process, to scan your code, optimize it for performance, package it, and much more. We offer it together with a set of best practices that we have found to be most effective for building SAP Fiori applications.