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With so much economic uncertainty ahead, it’s more important than ever to figure out ways to drive efficiencies in software development. While low-code tools can help business analysts and similar roles build apps quickly, professional developers often need more powerful ways to provide the functionality, performance, and UX that their users expect.

If you want to meet with fellow developers and the SAP engineers who build our professional development tools, I encourage you to join our monthly SAP Fiori elements and SAP Fiori tools roundtable group.
You can also email me if you would like an invitation.

We publish the SAP Fiori development newsletter every other month to share new information with developers in the SAP ecosystem about SAPUI5, SAP Fiori elements, SAP Fiori tools, and SAP Business Application Studio.

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I’m looking forward to a 2023 with ongoing innovation and collaboration.

Your editorial team,
oliver.graeffraz.korn, and peter.spielvogel.


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TechEd 2022 updates

SAP Business Application Studio highlights 

SAP Cloud Application Programming Model highlights

SAP BTP for Professional Developers highlights

Virtual app development hands-on sessions
Boost Your Productivity In Developing SAP Fiori Apps With SAP Fiori Tools (DT 181)
SAP Fiori tools make it faster and easier to create SAP Fiori apps. Get hands-on experience on great efficiency features, such as the page editor to add and configure page content, guided answers to fast-track issue resolution, the mock server, and more. SAP Fiori tools support not only SAP Fiori elements, but also offer features to scale the creation of SAPUI5 custom apps and to leverage the flexible programming model available for the floorplans provided by SAP Fiori elements for OData V4.

Build and Extend Apps with the ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (DT281)
Want to build modern, cloud-ready SAP Fiori apps on SAP S/4HANA or create ABAP-based side-by-side extensions on SAP Business Technology Platform? Then the ABAP RESTful application programming model is the right choice for you.

Improved filtering for smart table personalization

The smart table personalization dialog helps users control visibility, ordering, sorting, grouping and column filtering. SAPUI5 version 1.108 introduces filter tab optimization that helps users have a similar experience to working with the filter bar.

How to use side effects in ABAP Restful Application Programming (RAP) model

In some situations, when a user changes the content of a field or performs another activity, it can influence other fields on the screen. We call this system behavior a “side effect.” This blog post explains how to use side effects in RAP.

SAP Business Application Studio – now powered by Code-OSS

SAP Business Application Studio now uses the open-source version of the VS Code engine, rather than Theia/Eclipse. This blog post explains the benefits you will see along with an explanation of why we made the switch.

Here are the latest updates for SAP Business Application Studio
Product Updates for SAP Business Application Studio – Release 2211
Product Updates for SAP Business Application Studio – Release 2210

2022 was a big year for SAPUI5

This podcast reflects on the main UI5 improvements in 2022, including TypeScript, web components, integration cards, adaptation project and much, much more. The panelists also give an insight into what will happen with UI5 in 2023.

UI5 1.108 long-term maintenance release is here

As most SAPUI5 developers know, SAP periodically releases long-term maintenance versions of SAPUI5. UI5 1.108 is our latest LTM version, with standard support until the end of 2027.

We also offer guidance on what's coming in new UI5 releases.

Please see this summary on UI5 releases ending service in 2023.

Ensuring efficient data entry in SAP Fiori elements applications

For a great user experience, it is critical that users can enter data quickly and efficiently, even on a slow network. This blog post provides detailed recommendations on how to achieve efficient data entry for draft-enabled SAP Fiori elements apps.

Custom themes in mobile apps

Custom themes created with the UI theme designer on SAP BTP can now also be used in mobile applications. Customers can easily created their corporate identity theme not only for web, but also for SAP BTP SDK for iOS 9.0 and SAP BTP SDK for Android 5.1.0 ( as well as SAP Mobile Start 1.5 (

CAP with SAP Fiori elements: side effects, custom actions, dynamic expressions

The combination of Cloud Application Programming Model and Fiori elements is a powerful way to design and develop enterprise applications. This blog post summarizes the key steps and core concepts you will need to use this approach.

Key steps for implementing SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA

SAP Fiori is the go-to user interface of SAP S/4HANA, offering role-based access to various SAP S/4HANA innovations. This blog post has 14 tips to support your SAP Fiori implementation.


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SAP Fiori elements newsletter #19 (November 2022)

SAP Fiori elements newsletter #18 (September 2022)

SAP Fiori elements newsletter #17 (July 2022)