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September 27, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #36: How to Enable Adaptation at Runtime for Key Users in the Cloud

Adaptation at Runtime is the name of a prominent example for UI flexibility. Flexible UIs mean that the UI of your app can be changed when you see it i...

August 30, 2018

Preview of OpenUI5 1.58 released - What is new?

Added on August 30, 2018 09:10 AM

OpenUI5 1.58 is now available as a preview download. Feel free to test and report issues, but please do not use it for productive apps.New and improved features are:More than 20 improved controls and...

UI5ers Buzz #35: UI5 Templates - Your Easy Start into UI5 Development

When you start to code a new app, the first steps are usually no fun at all. Instead of focusing on your UI and business logic, you have to set up the right develo...

August 09, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #34: New Event Parameter Syntax in XMLViews

It's 2018 and the UI5 developer world has mostly settled on using XMLViews. We have introduced them in UI5 on July 11th, 2011, and after seven years there's probab...

July 29, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #33: UI5con@SAP Labs Bangalore 2018!

The 1st UI5con Bangalore took place on the 20th of July in India in SAP Labs India. And guess what? It was loved by everyone in all aspects and it received a great response and support...

July 27, 2018

Good News: redesign & new channels to stay up to date

Added on July 27, 2018 08:27 AM

You might have noticed that we established new channels to keep you – our fellow UI5 enthusiasts and interested developers – informed about our latest features and recommendations:We established a...

July 19, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #32: Drag-and-Drop is now enabled for all UI5 Controls

One of the most powerful interaction design pattern available to developers is Drag-and-Drop. Drag-and-Drop allows moving, reordering and applying actions to objects. This makes i...

June 28, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #31: That was UI5con@SAP 2018!

We had another fabulous UI5con@SAP and everybody loved it! Again, the community gathered with us to learn, explore and connect. It was a very inspiring event, so let me relive it for a momen...

June 21, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #30: Leverage Fiori 2.0 with the New Flexible Column Layout

One of the latest layout patterns of the Fiori 2.0 guidelines is the sap.f.FlexibleColumnLayout. It offers a contextual view of detail information and can disp...

June 01, 2018

Preview of OpenUI5 1.56 released - What is new?

Added on June 01, 2018 03:58 PM

OpenUI5 release 1.56 was released as preview download. As usual, please use it for testing purposes and not (yet) for productive environments. New features are: Possibility to specify parameters to...

April 26, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #29: Asynchronify your App

Asynchronous loading is one of the main drivers for improving the performance of your UI5 application. With asynchronous loading files are retrieved quickly in parallel. Synchronous loading, o...

April 12, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #28: The New Icon Explorer

Roughly one year ago we introduced our new Icon Explorer app in the UI5ers Buzz #05. With version 1.56 of UI5 we have made it even easier for you to find the best fitting icon within the Icon ...

March 22, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #27: Experience Expression Binding in UI5

Meaningful apps offer meaningful information, but that's easier said than done. A good tip on how to get there is expression binding as it allows you to tweak the information in...

March 09, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #26: Client-side sorting using custom comparator

There will be times that a simple sorting of items (i.e. according to size or alphabetical) is not sufficient, but rather a specific logic is required to achieve the desi...

March 01, 2018

Preview of OpenUI5 1.54 released - What is new?

Added on March 01, 2018 03:48 PM

OpenUI5 1.54 was released as a preview download. It is not recommended to use it in productive environments yet. “Test driving” highly appreciated!Featuring more than 30 new or enhanced...

February 22, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #25: The New OData V4 Tutorial

Have you been curious about using OData V4 services in your UI5 applications? Starting with release 1.54, the UI5 documentation will come with a new tutorial about using OData V4. If you d...

February 15, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #24: New Possibilities to Format Numbers in UI5

  SAPUI5 supports various ways to format numbers, for example the currency formatting - with version 1.54 SAPUI5 will also support the formatting and parsing of...

February 01, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #23: Coding Experiences in UI5 - More than Just Design

The term "user experience" has been omnipresent for the past few years - designers, customers, project managers, everybody uses it and by now nobody wants...

January 25, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #22: Support Assistant - Rules Development

In my last post, I promised to shed more light on the support rules. As I mentioned, they're developed by the SAP UI5 framework and control experts in collaboration with Fiori de...

January 18, 2018

UI5ers Buzz #21: Take IDs into Your own Hands

Stable IDs have recently been added to the development best practice guide for UI5 release 1.52 and rightfully so! They are a proper power house when it comes to implementing flexibilit...

December 22, 2017

Search for a new UI5 Top 5 in 2018

Added on December 22, 2017 10:31 AM , written by Twan van den Broek

Remember last years SAPUI5 Top 5? Well, here’s the announcement for a new SAP Community Competition – The UI5 Top5 edition 2018. [author: Twan van den Broek ]

December 13, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #20: Support Assistant - The Power in Your Hands

In the previous post you got a glimpse of how the UI5 Support Assistant can be useful for your apps. Now, we'll take a deeper look into the tool and touch upon the features...

December 01, 2017

OData Explorer

Added on December 01, 2017 09:38 AM by Holger Schäfer (

If you are working with UI5 and OData in general, you will quickly figure out the benefits of theOData v2 Model, especially if you have an existing OData service in the backend, UI5 makes it quite...

November 30, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #19: Let's be progressive - Convert an OpenUI5 Application into a Progressive Web App

Progressive Web Apps have opened us a lot of new ways to deliver amazing user experiences on the web. They combine the best of web and t...

Preview of OpenUI5 1.52 available now - What is new?

Added on November 30, 2017 03:54 PM

OpenUI5 1.52 is now available as a preview download. Feel free to test and report issues, but please refrain from using it for productive apps.More than 20 control improvements and features across all...

November 28, 2017

Cross-site scripting issue in certain pre-2017 OpenUI5 releases

Added on November 28, 2017 02:10 PM

SAP Security Note 2374767 discloses a security vulnerability which has been present in old versions of OpenUI5, released prior to 2017. There was a cross-site scripting issue when...

November 23, 2017

Demystifying the art of component reuse in SAPUI5

Added on November 23, 2017 08:20 AM , written by Jakob Marius Kjaer

One of the things I’ve always found being really complex was component reuse. This means to use one app inside another. In this blog series, I will try my best to demystify this, as it really...

November 20, 2017

Fortunately the dark days of SAPUI5 Development lie way behind us and we have reasonable tool support today. Everybody can get going qui...

November 01, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #17: Support Assistant - Keep your UI5 Apps in Good Shape!

Have you ever imagined a world in which your SAPUI5/OpenUI5 dev/test environment will help you fix UI issues before they are even discovered? Well, this is not fic...

October 04, 2017

Preview of OpenUI5 1.50 available now - What is new?

Added on October 04, 2017 09:17 AM

OpenUI5 1.50 is now available as a preview download. Feel free to test and report issues, but please don’t use it for productive apps.Re-designed Demo Kit New features: CLDR, new date interval...

September 28, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #15: Check Out the Magic of a Wizard

We already wrote about the new look and feel of the Shopping Cart demo app in UI5ers Buzz #01 earlier this year. But not only the navigation through the product catalog evolved, the ...

September 11, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #14: the SAPUI5 Dev Stars at SAP TechEd 2017!

SAPUI5 goes TechEd Las Vegas Barcelona - We're ready for three days packed with hacking together with UI5 techies from all over the world! In here we'll give you a quic...

September 07, 2017

Diving into sap.uxap: the Object Page Layout

Added on September 07, 2017 09:43 AM , written by Will Thurlow

Deep within the SAPUI5 and OpenUI5 toolkits lies a rather interesting library. Sat in a dimly lit corner, overshadowed by the all-singing, all-dancing sap.m, you notice it peering at you; beckoning...

August 30, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #13: Build a Progressive Web App with OPENUI5

With Chrome 57, Progressive Web Apps (PWA) have been grown into a mainstream mobile web technology. The idea is simple and attractive - allow websites to be like the n...

August 17, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #12: Scaling Images before triggering the File Upload in SAPUI5

Invoices, Receipts, Images: Large files everywhere! We as developers and users probably all know it and struggle almost daily with the upload of way too bi...

August 14, 2017

UI5con@SAP 2017: Recap & Session UI5 on SAP HANA XSA

The 4th UI5con was organised mostly by the UI5 developer themselves and was to say it shortly: not only the biggest, but the best UI5con ever, ever!!

August 10, 2017

Tired of Guessing Together SAPUI5 XML Views? Start Using UI5 Schemas Now!

What is it? UI5 Schemas allows you to develop SAPUI5/OpenUI5 XML Views at a maximum convenience. It downloads, upgrades and sets up SAPUI5/OpenUI5 XML schemas for a better development experience in...

August 03, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #11: UI5 Download and Development Options

I assume, an actual UI5 developer knows where to get his resources to build apps with UI5. But does everybody really know all options? This is yet to be identified! Mentioned br...

August 02, 2017

SAP Fiori Client (Part II)

Added on August 02, 2017 07:46 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Some years ago i wrote a blog SAP Fiori Client pointing out the possibilities of running an UI5 app inside the SAP Fiori Client application.In the meantime, there is an update on the documentation...

July 28, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #10: New Demo Kit - Your Doorway to UI5!

The starting point for everyone working with UI5 is the Demo Kit App. It is a comprehensive overview of the SAPUI5 framework. Picture 1: Overview of the old Demo Kit on desk...

July 27, 2017

Integrating SAP into third-party software

Added on July 27, 2017 02:27 PM 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...

July 16, 2017

More Than Just A Conference: UI5con@SAP

When I arrived at Frankfurt Airport in order to attend (4th) UI5con@SAP, I knew that it was going to be a great day full of valuable content and enthusiastic people, just like the first one happened...

July 14, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #09: UI5 Evolution - User Interface Technology reloaded

Word is out that a new User Interface era has begun - why? Well, last week's UI5con@SAP wowed the crowd with a potpourri of revelations all about UI5. Let...

July 10, 2017

UI5con@SAP - Bigger! Brighter! Bolder!

Added on July 10, 2017 01:12 PM

UPDATE: Recordings of the Lectures and all Session materials are now available on the UI5con@SAP website!What do 400 geeks, a phoenix and beer have in common? I’d say: a blast at UI5con on June...

July 06, 2017

UI5con St. Leon-Rot, June 30, 2017

Added on July 06, 2017 04:28 PM , written by Hans van Peer

On Friday June 30. the “Community networking” event for UI5 developers took place at the SAP Education center in St. Leon-Rot. It was the largest UI5 event until now, showing that the...

July 05, 2017

New UI5 Logo Experience

Added on July 05, 2017 05:01 PM by Holger Schäfer (

Last week i have been visiting the first UI5con offered by SAP.Besides socializing and all the great news one aspect has been, that some renovations on the way to evolution has taken place by changing...

June 27, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #08.1: Now on SAP Community and in the OpenUI5 Feed

Added on June 27, 2017 01:33 PM

All future UI5ers Buzz blog posts will be published in the Community and automatically linked in the blog section of the OpenUI5 feed. So you won’t miss posts. We are happy to receive...

June 23, 2017

SAPUI5 Developer Download

Added on June 23, 2017 08:18 AM , written by Margot Wollny

Quite some time ago an outcry went throughout this community asking “Hey SAP – Where do I download the SAPUI5 SDK“. Well, what can I say: that time there was no good answer to this legitimate...

June 22, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #08: Brace Yourselves - UI5con is Coming

I'm sure you know the bustling activity before a great event: the tension in the air, the sense of purpose, the hectic on site, the last minute changes. With the sold-out UI5con ju...

June 20, 2017

Preview: What's New in OpenUI5 1.48

Added on June 20, 2017 12:12 PM

OpenUI5 1.48 is now available and can be used and browsed online at always: feel free to test and report issues, but please do not use it for productive...

June 01, 2017

Custom Control 101

Added on June 01, 2017 07:39 AM , written by Emanuele Ricci

I wanted to created a perfect example that would easily explain step by step how to create a Custom Control that wrap an external library from ground zero. That’s why I choose to integrate...

May 30, 2017

Build your own Twitter wall with UI5

Hey #APIFriday-ers! If you have been following along with SAPPHIRE, you know that the SAP API Business Hub got an awesome refresh that came with a bunch of new content, like Machine Learning and...

May 24, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #07: LESS Effort - Find your LESS Theme Parameters

Do you remember the last time you searched for the best-fitting semantic LESS theme parameter for your new custom control? With release 1.48 of UI5 you can now use the ne...

May 11, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #06: Using OPA5 with Gherkin

UI5ers Buzz #06: Using OPA5 with Gherkin Have you ever heard of Behavior Driven Development (BDD)? This is a technique for synchronizing your requirements documentation and automated tests. ...

May 09, 2017


Added on May 09, 2017 09:47 AM by Holger Schäfer (

Again it is demo time.Playing around with some libs i discovered ScrollReveal.It is a small library for easy scroll animations for web and mobile browsers.So maybe give it a try (best viewed on small...


Added on May 09, 2017 09:28 AM by Holger Schäfer (

OpenUI5 contains a lot of cool and useful controls, but when it comes to a need of ordering or rearanging some data, there is no out-of-the-box support.After some googling, i figured out that the...

May 05, 2017

Building the one stop retailers portal using Design Thinking, Agile and SAPUI5

In this blog, I will talk about how we collaborated with BSH Home Appliances Group to use Design Thinking, Rapid prototyping and agile ways of working to build a portal framework using technologies...

April 26, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #05: All new Icon Explorer App - Get Icons fast!

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect icon out of more than 600 icons for your UI5 application? With release 1.48 of UI5 you can now use our new Icon Explorer Dem...

April 11, 2017

Openui5-flatpickr a stunning DatePicker for your SAPUI5 app

In this post I will explain briefly why I needed to create openui5-flatpickr, an openui5 custom control that wrap a Date Picker.

April 06, 2017

UI5ers Buzz #04: Visualizing KPIs in SAPUI5 and OpenUI5

We already introduced charts briefly in the blog post Shop Administrator - A new Demo App for Layout, Charts and more. But since data visualization is such a hot topic, we tho...

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