With customers and partners adopting SAP Intelligence enterprise, they are in the lookout for a robust IDE to build and extend SAP solutions to fulfill their business needs. To support these needs, SAP has introduced SAP Business Application Studio, the next generation of SAP Web IDE.
This is a modular driven environment tailored for efficient development of business applications such as SAP Fiori, Applications for SAP CP Mobile Services, full stack business applications, SAP S4 HANA extensions and modelling workflows.
With SAP Web IDE already in place, a question would definitely arise in our mind – Why Business Application Studio and what it offers??
I have tried to come up with the key features and value prepositions that both development environment offers:
SAP Business Application Studio Vs Web IDE Full Stack
|Business Application Studio||Web IDE Full Stack|
|Availability||SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Environment. Has recently been released to customers on Azure, AWS, Ali-Cloud||SAP Cloud Platform Neo Environment|
|Deployment Target||SAP CP CF, on premise ABAP Repository, SAP CP ABAP Environment(Planned)||SAP CP Neo, SAP CP CF, on premise ABAP repository|
Offers suited dev spaces which are like isolated virtual machines in the cloud. Each dev space type contains tailored tools and pre-installed runtimes that simplify and save time in setting up the development environment
|Offers Generic workspace with tools|
|Use Cases and App Types||
Planned for Q2 2020
Based on Standards and open sources. Eg: Eclipse Theia IDE which embraces Microsoft Visual Studio Code design principles and extensions.
|Uses limited Open sources|
|Personal Edition||Currently Not Available. Planned for future||SAP Web IDE Personal Edition Available|
Conclusion – When to use What?
As per SAP, Web IDE Full stack will continue to be available and supported. SAP Cloud Platform, Neo customers can continue using SAP Web IDE as their recommended development environment.
With regards to CAP development, one can go for SAP Business Application Studio as it has an edge over SAP Web IDE in terms of pre-configured dev space, integrated terminal and productivity tools.