Easily Create and Extend Fiori Applications with the New SAP Web IDE

  • by Sarah Lottman, Senior Software Developer, SAP
  • November 11, 2014
Sarah Lottman shows how to configure the new SAP Web Integrated Development Environment (SAP Web IDE) and connect it to your on-premise systems using HANA Cloud Connector.
Learning Objectives
Reading this article you will learn:
  • The steps that are required to connect the SAP Web Integrated Development Environment (Web IDE) to your on-premise systems
  • How to create a new SAPUI5 application using OData services from an on-premise SAP system
  • How to extend an existing SAP Fiori application using Web IDE
Key Concept
SAP Web Integrated Development Environment (Web IDE) was formerly known as the River Rapid Development Environment (River RDE). It is a browser-based development platform that contains numerous built-in tools to allow you to rapidly and easily create SAPUI5 applications and extend SAP Fiori applications.

The new SAP Web Integrated Development Environment (Web IDE) is a tool you can use to quickly and easily create new SAPUI5 applications from scratch and extend existing Fiori applications. It includes the ability to connect the Web IDE to your on-premise systems. Connecting the Web IDE to your on-premise systems allows you to bring in all SAP-delivered and custom Fiori applications. You can bring the Fiori applications into the Web IDE tool, make changes to the applications, and then deploy them back to the on-premise systems to be consumed by users. The on-premise systems can be SAP HANA or non-SAP HANA systems. The system used in my example is non-SAP HANA.

Sarah Lottman

Sarah Lottman has more than seven years of technical experience in SAP user interface technologies, including SAPUI5, Fiori, and Web Dynpro. Sarah worked at SAP as a technology consultant helping customers build desktop, tablet, and mobile applications that interface with SAP. She currently works as a senior software developer for SAP Custom Development and is working on new user interfaces for S4/HANA. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and holds numerous certifications including ITIL, SAP HANA, and SAP ABAP.

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