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February 10, 2017
February 03, 2017

Stop using sap.ui.model.odata.ODataModel ...

A few days ago I wrote a blog about deprecated SAP GW APIs here in the SAP Gateway Community. If you use the ODataModel in UI5 you have multiple...

Building a SAPUI5 application with Predictable State Container

Building large web applications can get complex pretty fast. Especially managing the state within the application is not always easy. Which buttons or fields should I show based on the users...

February 01, 2017

New release: OpenUI5 1.44 stable

Added on February 01, 2017 01:33 PM

Version 1.44 is now officially released for productive use! We have already described the new features here, so have a look and get it! Yours,The OpenUI5 Team

January 16, 2017

New landing page for our demo apps!

Added on January 16, 2017 02:26 PM

New Year resolutions – perhaps you’ve set one as well for 2017? Ours was a new landing page for our demo apps and we reached it! Our new demo apps landing page offers many more new features than...

January 13, 2017


Added on January 13, 2017 02:25 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Hello again in 2017!Since i am a fan of using SVG images i always missed the feature to use as inline/embedded content inside my UI5 apps. Using SVGs by reference only does not allow to style parts of...

December 23, 2016

Preview: What's New in OpenUI5 1.44

Added on December 23, 2016 10:27 AM

As it’s Christmas very soon we have a present for you:  OpenUI5 1.44.3 is now available as a preview download and can also be used and browsed online at

December 01, 2016

Advent Calendar

Added on December 01, 2016 09:20 AM by Holger Schäfer (

It is the time of the year again where i am going to be sentimental and thinking about me, my family and the life in general.While reading the new codrops collection #264 editioni noticed the nice...

November 30, 2016

Awesome Cloud

Added on November 30, 2016 01:01 PM by Holger Schäfer (

In former times, creating word clouds was mostly done using flash, applets or silverlight.Searching for something similar using native javascript, i found a small jQuery plugin called awesomeCloud,...

November 28, 2016

SAPUI5 Routing in Split-Screen Layout with the Master Detail Pattern

The purpose of this blog post is to show how to implement Split-Screen layout based on Fiori Design Guidelines using SAPUI5 routing API. The full working example with the source code is available...

November 25, 2016

UI5con - The Saga Continues

Added on November 25, 2016 07:18 PM

November 25th the second edition of UI5con was held, this time in Eindhoven, Netherlands. In contrast to the first one, which had been a cooperation between the UI5 team and sitFRA, this event was...

New release: OpenUI5 1.42 stable

Added on November 25, 2016 07:43 AM

Version 1.42 is now officially released for productive use!We have already described the new features here, so have a look and get it!Yours,The OpenUI5 Team

November 19, 2016

SAPUI5 Application Startup Performance - Advanced Topics

After covering some of the basic aspects on how to improve the startup performance of SAPUI5 applications in my last post, I will cover some more advanced topics which nonetheless should apply to...

October 29, 2016

SAPUI5 Application Startup Performance - Best Practices

I decided a while ago to write this blog post after a call I had with a customer who struggled with the startup performance of his SAPUI5 application. The initial steps taken to improve the...

October 18, 2016

Preview of OpenUI5 1.42 available now - What is new?

Added on October 18, 2016 01:48 PM

OpenUI5 1.42 is now available as a preview download and can also be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do not...

October 13, 2016

SAP HANA, express edition

Added on October 13, 2016 04:10 PM by Holger Schäfer (

At SAP TechEd Las Vegas, SAP announced that there will be a free version of his SAP HANA application stack called SAP HANA, express edition.The full fledged HANA stack is free of charge and also...

October 12, 2016

Building Web Applications - SAPUI5, AngularJS, or REACT?

Choosing a view technology – Hands On! One of the great new developer tools we rolled out in the past year is the new – Github driven – SAP Developer Tutorials.  The great part about them is...

August 29, 2016

New release: OpenUI5 1.40 stable

Added on August 29, 2016 03:46 PM

Version 1.40 is now officially released for productive use!We have already described the new features here, so have a look and get it!Yours,The OpenUI5 Team

August 17, 2016

Your Feedback for us in the OpenUI5 SDK

Added on August 17, 2016 02:32 PM

The OpenUI5 SDK now has an integrated feedback option (the speech bubble at the left). We are keen to get your feedback and further improve our documentation. Even though you won’t get a reply and...

August 04, 2016

Preview of OpenUI5 1.40 available now - What has changed?

Added on August 04, 2016 09:11 AM

OpenUI5 1.40 is now available as a preview download and can also be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do not...

July 30, 2016

Belize will be the new BlueCrystal

Added on July 30, 2016 01:27 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Some weeks ago, the UI5 team allowed us to have a look into the current development process by adding the nightly build sdk to their cloud.My blog now contains a shortcut in the links section to...

June 22, 2016

New release: OpenUI5 1.38 stable

Added on June 22, 2016 02:47 PM

Version 1.38 is now officially released for productive use!We have already described the new features here, so have a look and get it!Yours,The OpenUI5 Team

June 02, 2016

OpenUI5 at OSCON Conference 2016

Added on June 02, 2016 07:06 AM

For the third year in a row, OpenUI5 has been prominently featured at the SAP booth at the huge “Open Source Convention” OSCON, which was held in Austin, Texas (after several years in Portland,...

May 31, 2016
Added on May 31, 2016 04:47 PM

OpenUI5 1.38 is now available as a preview download and can also be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do not...

May 27, 2016

NEW: Nightly Builds of OpenUI5 Available Online

Added on May 27, 2016 12:00 PM

As a new service to users of OpenUI5, we now offer the latest nightly build result at https://openui5nightly.hana.ondemand.comThis means you can try the latest features and fixes the day after the...

May 18, 2016

Mars Mission (Part One)

Added on May 18, 2016 10:54 AM by Holger Schäfer (

Inspired by Björn Goerke's "Bring Him Home" presentation at SAP TechEd and also DSAG Technology Days, i thought it would be time for a new mission cockpit.Bring Him Home SCN LinkThis is the best...

May 12, 2016
Added on May 12, 2016 05:26 AM

Already next week our new openSAP course „Developing Web Apps with SAPUI5“ that teaches all the main development concepts with hands-on coding exercises will start. On May 17th the openSAP...

April 12, 2016

Free Official UI5 Online Course by openSAP! Enroll now!

Added on April 12, 2016 01:47 PM

We and the colleagues from the openSAP learning platform have worked hard to create an online course for real UI5 developers. Are you ready to deep dive into the main development concepts of UI5?The...

April 06, 2016
Added on April 06, 2016 02:20 PM

The first ever UI5-only conference on March 11th in Frankfurt, Germany, was not only sold out within 48 minutes, but also delivered on its promise! It was a fantastic day packed with 21 talks and...

April 01, 2016

Tame the Phoenix! Minimizing UI5 apps footprint to run from an ESP8266

A while back, I sent this twitter message into the Twitter-verse, with the intention to blog shortly after that on how I got UI5 running on an ESP8266. I’m afraid this blog was conceived a bit...

March 29, 2016

New tutorials! Even more hands-on training material to learn UI5

Added on March 29, 2016 10:56 AM

Last year, we have successfully launched our new online hands-on training material with the Walkthrough Tutorial for UI5 beginners and refreshers. It was a great success: We got very positive...

March 23, 2016

OpenUI5 1.36 stable released!

Added on March 23, 2016 10:22 PM

Lets keep it short: we just released the first stable version of OpenUI5 1.36!Get 1.36.5 at our download page or just browse the SDK online (remember to clear your browser cache in case something...

March 10, 2016

Get ready for UI5con!

Added on March 10, 2016 09:41 AM

Tomorrow the first ever OpenUI5/SAPUI5 conference – in short UI5con – will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. We were quite busy organizing the event together with the SAP Mentors and the community...

March 04, 2016

I last week saw the start of the much anticipated 2016 Edition of the course “Build Your Own SAP Fiori App in the Cloud“, aka “fiux2″. I’m enrolled and have just completed the first week, as...

February 22, 2016

DSAG Technologietage 2016 - OpenUI5 vs SAPUI5

I am just back from the german DSAG Technologietage 2016. Together with SAP i have hold a presentation concerning the differences between OpenUI5 and SAPUI5. I tried to figure out the key facts in...

DSAG Technologietage 2016 - OpenUI5 vs SAPUI5

Added on February 22, 2016 11:10 AM by Holger Schäfer (

I am just back from the german DSAG Technologietage 2016.Together with SAP i have hold a presentation concerning the differences between OpenUI5 and SAPUI5. I tried to figure out the key facts in a...

February 12, 2016

First glance of OpenUI5 1.36

Added on February 12, 2016 03:45 PM

“Wait!” you will say. “Wait, 1.34 stable was published yesterday and today we already get the 1.36 preview??” Yeah, that’s right. And you have been warned. :-)Today we offer the first...

February 11, 2016

Stable Release 1.34 Available Now!

Added on February 11, 2016 02:04 PM

Today, version 1.34 of OpenUI5 has been released as the new stable version for productive use.We have already mentioned the most interesting new features in this blog post a couple of weeks ago (two...

January 22, 2016

Browser Compatibility Matrix (Version 2)

Added on January 22, 2016 11:32 AM by Holger Schäfer (

This is an update to my former post Browser Compatibility Matrix.SAP currently has updated his Browser Support Strategy described in SAP NetWeaver 7.5 Browser Support PAM.For this reason i have...

January 16, 2016

OpenUI5 vs SAPUI5

Added on January 16, 2016 04:49 PM by Holger Schäfer (

On February 2016, there will be a german congress calledDSAG Technologietage 2016concerning SAP Technology for customers.I am a member of the DSAG working group user interface and ABAP/Java...

January 04, 2016

UI5con 2016 Announcement

Added on January 04, 2016 03:57 PM

We are happy to announce our first ever OpenUI5/SAPUI5 conference ­- in short: UI5con!UI5con is a non­-profit community-­driven conference about SAPUI5/OpenUI5 in Frankfurt, Germany.The event is...

December 16, 2015

First Preview of OpenUI5 1.34

Added on December 16, 2015 03:37 PM

We are happy to give you an update as to what’s going on in development for the next release with the first beta/preview version of 1.34!You can either download it or try it online. Please test the...

December 08, 2015

Important fix for all current UI5 versions

Added on December 08, 2015 10:08 AM

IssueA security issue has been identified (and fixed): a user could be tricked into a situation where JavaScript could be executed with the privileges of this logged-in user and potentially...

December 02, 2015

OpenUI5 demo apps on GitHub

Added on December 02, 2015 04:19 PM

Two of our demo apps - worklist and master-detail - are now available as standalone GitHub repositories.You can easily fork and use them as a starting point for your own app development. They provide...

November 30, 2015

OpenUI5 on the Road Again - Codemotion Milan 2015

Added on November 30, 2015 11:53 AM

We were invited to speak at the Codemotion in Milan from November 20th through 21st on offline-enablement in web applications, particularly in a web application built with OpenUI5.On the conference,...

November 16, 2015

Happy 2nd anniversary

Added on November 16, 2015 05:36 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Two years ago, i decided to start this blog to share some parts of our knowledge from customer projects.Our deep understanding of the UI5 core is getting better each day and luckily the SAP core team...

November 03, 2015

OpenUI5 on the Road - OSCON Amsterdam 2015

Added on November 03, 2015 04:50 PM

From October 26th through 28th, O’Reilly hosted the OSCON at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam, and OpenUI5 was there, too! Denise Nepraunig, Ian Thain, Matthias Oßwald and Christiane Kurz...

October 28, 2015

New stable release: OpenUI5 1.32

Added on October 28, 2015 04:01 PM

The development phase for 1.32 was way shorter than usual (1.30 was released just seven weeks ago) but nevertheless we have a big bunch of new features, controls, other improvements, and added...

September 29, 2015

Integrating SAP into third-party software

Added on September 29, 2015 10:15 AM by Holger Schäfer (

In the last time, i was talking a lot with customers and partners about how to integrate 3rd Party software with the SAP Business Suite.There are always different needs, depending on different...

September 23, 2015

UI5 Inspector - a new Open Source Chrome extension to debug UI5 apps easily

Added on September 23, 2015 12:52 PM

UI5 Inspector (Chrome DevTools extension) - a new tool to inspect, analyze and support SAPUI5/OpenUI5-based apps is now available for download in Chrome WebStore.Key features:Inspect UI5 controls and...

September 09, 2015

First Preview of OpenUI5 1.32

Added on September 09, 2015 08:26 AM

The 1.30 stable release is just two days old, but we already have a first preview of 1.32 for you! As 1.32 is a shorter release with less developing time (caused by the longer release of 1.30) we do...

September 07, 2015

New stable Release: OpenUI5 1.30

Added on September 07, 2015 02:24 PM

The 1.30 release has been developed a bit longer than usual (a bit more than four months instead of three, due to the summer holidays and internal timelines), but now it’s done and available as the...

August 17, 2015
Added on August 17, 2015 04:16 PM

We are pleased to announce a half-day workshop on OpenUI5 to take place as part of the pre-conference program of SAP TechEd on Monday, November 9th 2015, in Barcelona. The workshop is meant...

August 05, 2015

Use a specific version of OpenUI5 - from our CDN

Added on August 05, 2015 12:21 PM

Use OpenUI5 in your app without downloading/deployingStay on the OpenUI5 version you tested your app withOffer the best performance for distributed users of your appThis has been requested for quite...

July 31, 2015

On the Road Again - Meet us at the OSCON Amsterdam

Added on July 31, 2015 11:53 AM

We are very happy to announce our presentation at the OSCON Amsterdam (October 26th through 28th 2015), where Matthias Osswald and Christiane Kurz will be talking about the challenges of how to...

OpenUI5 at OSCON 2015

Added on July 31, 2015 09:02 AM

As last year, we had a session and a booth at the OSCON conference in Portland. The “O'Reilly Open Source Convention” is one of the largest Open Source conferences, with roughly 4000 attendees....

July 28, 2015

What you see is what you print (WYSIWYP)

Added on July 28, 2015 05:37 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Some decades ago, there have been a lot of thoughts concerning a paperless office and maybe the end of the printer.The present looks quite different. Everybody needs (wants) a print button, to...

July 18, 2015

SAP Fiori Client

Added on July 18, 2015 05:01 PM by Holger Schäfer (

User Interface libraries like OpenUI5 and SAPUI5 are part of the SAP UX (User Experience) strategy. SAP is delivering enterprise ready apps called SAP Fiori, where the underlying ui technology is UI5...

July 12, 2015

Custom UI5 themes showcase

Added on July 12, 2015 01:27 PM , written by Jan Penninkhof

Have a look ath this informal document that shows a couple of custom UI5 themes and add yours as well. Including screen shots are highly appreciated and may be a inspiration for others. Including the...

July 02, 2015

OpenUI5 on Tour!

Added on July 02, 2015 06:50 AM

Hi folks, Good news: we will be at OSCON Portland from July 20-24. If you have the chance, visit us at our booth or come along to our session No more web app headaches!” on Wednesday...

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