Generate Component-preload for Fiori UI5BP with Gulp

Fiori UI5 BoilerplatePerformance always matter’s! There is a great option to speed up the initial startup of a Fiori App by using a interesting UI5 feature. If you provide a Component-preload.js file all of the javascript and xml files of the app can be loaded with just one single request. This could dramatically improves the performance of the app, especially on mobile devices in a „bad“ latency environment.

The Component-preload.js file can easily be generated with the help of Gulp and the very handy gulpui5-preload package from Christian Theilemann (Thx geekflyer!).

sitFRA 2015 – Birthday of UI5BP Fiori Edition

sitFRAOn 21st of March 2015 the first SAP Inside Track Frankfurt (#sitFRA) took place. The event, nicely located and well organised by Hendrik Neumann, Christian Braukmüller and Tobias Trapp, was real fun.

Half of the session deal with good „old“ SAP ABAP technology based stuff, the other half with New-SAP topics like OpenUI5, SAPUI5, SAP Fiori and HANA Cloud Platform. A good mixture (have a look at the full agenda of sitFRA 2015) .

As I’m pregnant since a long time to modify the UI5 Boilerplate (UI5BP) so that it is SAP Fiori compliant and can be integrated into the famous SAP Fiori Launchpad, I took the chance to talk about this topic and modify the original UI5 Boilerplate in a live coding session and create a Fiori Edition. UI5 Boilerplate Fiori Edition was born.

Launchpad Navigation with UI5 Boilerplate (v0.8)

ui5 boilerplateA Launchpad is now part of the UI5 Boilerplate, similar to  the famous Fiori Launchpad. In contrast to the Fiori Launchpad it is part of the App itself and enables Launchpad Navigation within the App.

As before the navigation items, here Tiles, are generated automatically from the menu definition file (menu.json). So there is nothing special necessary to switch and use the Launchpad, simply update to current version on UI5BP.

New Features of OpenUI5 v1.22


The next major release of OpenUI5 is out (see official post on OpenUI5 Blog). Let’s see which new features were added in the past 3 months and how useful they are. To do so, I added a dedicated page „New Features v1.22with some of the new controls to the UI5 Boilerplate and update the „UI5 Boilerplate Demo Website“, so you can see them „live“ and „in action“.  As always we focus on mobile usage.

Grunt Support for UI5 Boilerplate

GruntWith the last submit of UI5 Mobile Boilerplate Grunt Support was added to the Boilerplate. It is now possible to start a dev server from command line. Grunt is a Java Script Task Runner, which can be used to automate recurring tasks, like unit test, minification or packaging the web app. Probably Grunt will also be used as build infrastructure for OpenUI5.