Real developer news from SAP: River, SAPUI5 framework - oh, and PowerBuilder too!

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Dec 16, 2013

    SAP’s Dr Vishal Sikka promised us some “real developer news” during SAP TechEd 2013 in Las Vegas.

    He missed a trick there.

    We all thought he probably meant some more extensions or implementations of SAP HANA.

    In front of his biggest audience (both globally online and in person) he could have put out the real developer (not to do HANA a disservice) news that we all wanted to hear.

    Anyway, so to the news as it was.

    SAP made key open source contributions, announced a real-time development experience for SAP HANA and the publication of a new unified developer license. 

    But, SAP didn’t even include the PowerBuilder news in the top line of its press release.

    According to Dr. Vishal, “We are very proud to release SAP River, a key first step toward reimagining and dramatically simplifying the experience of application development. We are also excited to strengthen our commitment to the developer community with several key open source contributions and a new unified developer license that makes it easier for developers to get started with SAP technologies.”

    As a new open development environment for SAP HANA, SAP River has been delivered as part of the standard service pack 7 (SP7) for SAP HANA generally available release, and is accessible through the early adoption program.

    SAP River intends to provide a real-time development environment for rapidly building complete native applications powered by SAP HANA and enable increased developer productivity through a simpler development process, easily maintainable source code and a clear separation of intent and yet an optimized native execution on SAP HANA.

    SAP is contributing key portions of its SAPUI5 framework as open source code on the GitHub site under an Apache Version 2.0 license. As part of the effort, SAP has developed different themes, framework features and control libraries to help provide a consistent end-to-end experience and foster reuse and efficiency, for example, via responsive layouts.

    In November 2013 SAP contributed SAP HANA database client via GitHub site that enables developers to efficiently connect Node.js applications to SAP HANA.

    And just in case you missed it, the official version of the new Beta for SAP PowerBuilder.

    “A new closed beta version of the SAP PowerBuilder application development tool is intended to support new operating systems, databases and open standards and is planned for limited availability on December 15, 2013. SAP is committed to innovation without disruption and with the new beta release, beta customers can use their current investment in applications, knowledge and skills while they take advantage of new SAP innovations,” said the company.

    Oh well, it’s all good and it’s all real, whatever order it gets announced in right?

    Released: December 16, 2013, 6:06 am | Updated: December 16, 2013, 6:08 am
    Keywords: Developer News | Development




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