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UI5 Custom Control for QR Codes

A few days ago, one of my fellow SAP Mentors was looking for a UI5 control that would display a QR codes: When I first started experimenting with custom controls, I have been experimenting with a couple of Javascript libraries, including the great QR library by¬†Kazuhiko Arase. I believe at that time, I started experimenting with this library because it was possible to re-render the QR codes without rendering the entire DOM element, a feature that UI5 can leverage in its custom controls. As I still had this custom control lying around, I decided to polish it up and release…

Minimizing UI5 app’s 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 later than intended, but here it is nevertheless. This blog is about squeezing¬†a UI5 web application, including the UI5 framework into the ROM of an ESP8266 without adding any additional storage. The available memory space for the UI5 app is 3MB, while the UI5 framework alone is actually many times larger than that. But first a little bit on why I wanted this. While…

Reasons why SAP should open-source SAPUI5

Everyone that has been at a recent SAP Teched, or has come in contact with Fiori in another way, knows that SAP is dead serious about UI5, as the UI development toolkit going forward. At SAP Teched 2013, SAP announced that Fiori Wave 2 gets +150 new apps all based on UI5. Fiori will become the new user experience for a consistent experience across all SAP solutions More partners and individual developers inside the SAP ecosystem are also trying to adopt UI5, to keep up with the train that SAP has brought to speed. However, because of licensing issues, many…