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.sap 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.
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Andreas showing the SAP Sports One app, coding the … out of SAPUI5 :wink:
Heavy UI5 coding going on.
At CodeJam events you always meet a lot of serious looking people.
Fighting the custom control
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’ 😉