Developing SAPUI5 Applications

Learn how to create, extend, and test SAPUI5 applicatiions.

Development Environments and Tools

Cloud Development EnvironmentTools for Local DevelopmentMiscellaneous
SAP Business Application Studio

Learn about SAP Business Application Studio, a cloud-based development environment that enables you to develop SAPUI5 applications.
UI5 Tooling

Learn about the UI5 Tooling, an open and modular toolchain, released and maintained by the UI5 team, to develop UI5 apps with the IDE of your choice.
Troubleshooting UI5

Learn about the various troubleshooting tools given with UI5.
Tools and extensions for Visual Studio

Download extensions and tools that provide features including language editor support, code completion, API references, and workspace configuration.
UI5 Org on GitHub

Learn about the various UI5 community projects.

Developing Applications

Set up your environment

Set Up SAP Business Application Studio for Development (tutorial)

SAP Business Application Studio is a development environment available on SAP Business Technology Platform. Before you can start developing using SAP Business Application Studio, administrators must perform the required onboarding steps that are described in this tutorial.

Develop Your First SAPUI5 Web App with Your Own Dev Tools (tutorial)

Learn about the available command line tools for Cloud Foundry development and integrate them with your favorite development tools, then use them to create a simple web app and deploy to the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment.

End-To-End setup of local development environment with UI5 Tooling (blog series)

In this six-part blog series you will learn how to set up a local development environment using the UI5 Tooling.

Start building applications

Developing web applications with SAPUI5 (eLearning)

In this openSAP course, you will learn the main concepts of SAPUI5 by experts from the UI5 development team. You will start from scratch with the very basics and lots of hands-on coding. As you go through the chapters of this course, you’ll learn more about the powerful development concepts and truly master SAPUI5.

Learn SAPUI5 | Fiori | full course for beginners (video – 5 hours, 45 min)

This video course teaches you everything you need to know to get started with SAPUI5 by going through all 38 steps in the official SAPUI5 Walkthrough tutorial. 

SAPUI5 and Fiori for ABAPer's (video series)

Watch this 6-part series created for ABAP developers to learn how to develop SAPUI5 applications.

Expand your skills

Evolved web applications with SAPUI5 (eLearning)

This openSAP course is the continuation of the course Developing web applications with SAPUI5  and is aimed at intermediate to advanced developers but is also suitable for ambitious UI5 beginners.  It starts with a quick catch up on the basics and the evolved best practices as well as new tools. Then it digs into more advanced scenarios and concepts step by step. 

Maps and 3D made easy with SAPUI5 (eLearning)

This openSAP course aims to help application developers and designers build maps and 3D into their applications with minimal effort using standard SAPUI5 controls. 

Performance checklist for SAPUI5 Apps (blog post)

This blog post points you to some updated as well as newly added performance-related documentation inside the UI5 developer guide. You will learn about the most frequently encountered performance issues and how to address them.

SAPUI5 Flexibility

Learn about SAPUI5 Flexibility and the possibilities to easily adapt and extend the UI of SAPUI5 apps at design-time and runtime.

Test your SAPUI5 apps


Testing tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn about the testing tools that are delivered with SAPUI5. At different steps of this tutorial you will write tests using QUnit, OPA5, and the mock server. Additionally, you will learn about testing strategies, Test Driven Development (TDD), and much more.  

Test-driven development and best practices for writing testable code 

Learn how to write tests using QUnit, OPA5, and the mock server. 

Add automated system tests with the test recorder to your CI/CD pipeline (tutorial – 1 hour)

In this tutorial, learn how to create system tests with UIVeri5 against the user interface of an SAPUI5 application. 

Unit testing

Testing UI5 applications 

In this four-part blog series, learn about unit and integration testing, the mockserver, useful utilities, and advanced testing.

Component testing 

Integration testing with One Page Acceptance Tests (OPA5)

OPA5 is an API for SAPUI5 controls. It hides asynchronicity and eases access to SAPUI5 elements. This makes OPA especially helpful for testing user interactions, integration with SAPUI5, navigation, and data binding.

System testing

E2E testing with UIVeri5

UIVeri5 is an E2E testing framework for UI5-based applications. It uses WebDriverJS to drive a real browser and interacts with your application as a real user would. 

WDI5 for cross-platform integration tests

WDI5 is a wrapper around appium-driven Webdriver.IO-tests, using UI5’s test API. It is designed to run cross-platform, executing OPA5-/UIveri5-style integration tests. 

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