Quite some time ago an outcry went throughout this community asking “Hey SAP – Where do I download the SAPUI5 SDK“. Well, what can I say: that time there was no good answer to this legitimate question. But the UI5 lab understood the message and set about providing a software bundle exclusively for developers to sort this out. And hopefully good things come to those wait – since yesterday SAPUI5 SDK as well as Runtime is also available for download on SAP Development Tools.
For the moment you will find there only the latest patch of 1.38, but don’t worry and be under the misconception that you will get there only old and outdated stuff. Not at all! In fact a page update that contains patches for 1.44 and 1.46 is already in the pipeline and will be available around July 6, 2017. Further updates will follow whenever a new release is out or a patch update is needed.
You might question yourself: why did they actually choose SAP Development Tools as delivery channel for this download offering?
As these downloads are restricted for local development and testing purpose, and not for production environments or for use with production data this is the legal place to be. In addition the page already hosts SAPUI5 related development tools. And then it has the advantage that everybody can access this page and download things without further authorization needed. So I think actually it is a good choice.
Hope this additional download channel enrich your UI5 development experience 🙂