SAP TechEd in Bangalore, India, has been the forum for SAP to announce a range of new measures designed to build a stronger commitment to the development community.
To simplify the developer experience, SAP has launched a unified developer license, covering all major platforms and technologies. In order to provide easier access to SAP HANA, the company has launched a new open development environment for the in-memory platform – SAP River.
Delivered through standard Service Pack 7 for HANA and accessible through the early adoption program, SAP River provides a real-time development environment for rapidly building complete native applications powered by HANA, as well as a simpler development process and easily maintainable source code.
SAP is also making available key portions of its SAPUI5 framework as open source code on the GitHub site under an Apache version 2.0 license, and has developed different themes, framework features and control libraries to provide a consistent end-to-end experience. Also to be released on GitHub is a Cloud Foundry service broker and a new Node.js connector for SAP HANA.