On 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.
A 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.
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 v1.22“ with 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.
With 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.
In previous blog posts we created the basis to work/develop with the UI5 Boilerplate in different environments (OpenUI5, SAPUI5, SAP or non-SAP centric Development Environment) and the app structure concept was explained in the SCN blog post UI5 Boilerplate explained (Part 1). It is now time to extend the UI5 Boilerplate:
How to add an additional Page to UI5 SplitApp Boilerplate?
Step 1: Create new View and Controller for the new Page
In this step we assume you work with Eclipse and the SAPUI5 Toolkit Plugin. If you work without the SAPUI5 Toolkit you have to create the files yourself.