In this blog I would like to highlight few of the new HANA UI Integration Services features delivered with HANA SP7.
Let’s start with some background, HANA UI Integration Services provide a set of UI services and UI patterns on top of HANA XS allowing the easy re-use of those services as well as the aggregation of wrapped XS applications (we call them widgets) into a shell experiences – an AppSite. HANA UI Integration Services are fully integrated into the HANA Developer Studio and provide wizards and a visual design-time environment for creating those shell experiences, within the develop environment of the HANA developer.
Examples of services provided by HANA UI Integration Services:
Sites and page building: design environment for managing sites, page navigation, layout and content
Personalization and property persistence: persistency of widget properties on user level
Publish-Subscribe: eventing mechanism allowing cross-widget data interchange
Context: stable URL allowing bookmarking and sharing
THE DEVELOPER VIEW
HANA UI Integration Services are tightly integrated into the HANA Studio. Developers stay in the HANA development environment to extend their applications with the UI Integration Services functionality
The creation of UI Integration Services related objects is supported by dedicated wizards
Developers enjoy the full developer life cycle support of SAP HANA
WHAT'S NEW WITH SPS7?
Enhanced Catalog Services allowing to retrieve non-widget content
Widget Directory leveraging the new catalog service enhancements
New permissions mechanism on Application Sites
Introduction of a new enhanced navigation service
Supporting the Golden Reflection Theme and the new Blue-Crystal Theme
Demo content available as part of the SHINE demo content