SAP Increases Focus on Developer Experience and Makes Key Open Source Contributions

    SAP Increases Focus on Developer Experience and Makes Key Open Source

New OpenUI5, a New Unified Developer License, Node.js Connector and a New
Development Environment for SAP HANA® Create More Opportunities

PR Newswire

BANGALORE, India, Dec. 11, 2013

BANGALORE, India, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
announced an extended and deeper commitment to the developer community with
key open source contributions, a real-time development experience for SAP
HANA® and the publication of a new unified developer license. The announcement
was made at SAP® TechEd, being held December 11–13 in Bangalore, India.


"The extraordinary power of SAP HANA gives us an opportunity to totally
rethink the developer experience," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the
Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation. "We are very proud to
release SAP River today, 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."

Simplified Development Experience
To address the fast and agile nature of today's market, SAP has launched a
regional test drive of a new open development environment for SAP HANA. 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.

OpenUI5, Open Source Variant of the SAPUI5, for the Developer Community
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.

New Service Broker for Cloud Foundry to Connect to SAP HANA
SAP announced the code contribution and availability of a Cloud Foundry
service broker for SAP HANA.Developed in close association with Pivotal and
now available as open source on GitHub, the service broker will allow any
Cloud Foundry application to connect to and leverage the in-memory
capabilities of SAP HANA.

New Node.js Connector for SAP HANA
In November 2013 SAP contributed SAP HANA database client viaGitHubsite that
enables developers to efficiently connect Node.js applications to SAP HANA.

New Beta Version 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.

Easy Access to SAP Technology
A unified developer license covering all major platforms and technologies
significantly simplifies the developer experience and makes it easy to get
access to key SAP technologies.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

SAP® TechEd in 2013: Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Bangalore
SAP customers, partners and technical experts are expected to convene at SAP®
TechEd in 2013, the company's premier technical conference. Hands-on
workshops, demo-driven lectures and Q&A sessions on the latest developments in
analytics, mobile, cloud, database, and in-memory computing enable SAP TechEd
attendees to enhance their skills while making valuable connections with peers
and IT experts from the SAP community. SAP TechEd was held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, from October 21–25, and in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from November 5–7,
and is being held in Bangalore, India, from December 11–13. Follow SAP TechEd
on Twitter at @SAPTechEd and join the conversation at #SAPTechEd.

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people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business
insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications
and services enable more than 251,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
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