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Eclipse Versus SAP WEB IDE

What is the utility of SAP WEB IDE ?

How is SAP WEB IDE different from Eclipse?

When to use Eclipse and when to use SAP WEB IDE?



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  • Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 04:15 AM

    Hi Saket,

    It's your choice which IDE to use for development.

    Web IDE lets you rapidly design, develop, build and deploy SAPUI5 based apps. It has a growing set of tools covering the end to end process. SAP Web IDE outweigh Eclipse in terms of SAPUI5 app development tools (Web IDE features and free trial)

    Recently support for hybrid mobile app development was added in Web IDE: Develop Hybrid App with Camera using SAP Web IDE

    Regards, Midhun

    SAP Customer Experience Group - CEG

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    • Hi Saket,

      Of course CTRL+SPACE would eventually work in WEB IDE for the api reference in UI5 apps development. Its an IDE at the end of the day and would ease the development process for developers. Added is a screenshot from WEB IDE while developing a simple custom UI5 application,in which we can the see suggestions of all the relevant methods from the API docs.

      WEB IDE is just a piece of cake for UI5 and relevant apps development with hassle free from version upgrades, maintenance , Team collaboration , Plugin Installs, and much other work , the developers , need to take care of apart from the actual development of the application.



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    Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 06:12 AM

    Suppose if I have to create a custom SAPUI5 application. The eclipse provides me with the wizard to create a SAPUI5 Application Project which would create the Project with a view etc.

    The view would get created with a corresponding method and with the hook methods.

    Does the WEB IDE also creates the hook methods and rest

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    • Saket ,

      Yes Indeed, The basic structure of the project would be created just as in eclipse and the type of the view can be selected , to develop a custom UI5 application from scratch. Also all the relevant api/methods for the particular view/controller along with api documentations,code suggestions are during the development.

      FIG 1 : Selection of View Type when creating a new UI5 project.

      FIG 2: Project created with the relevant methods for View and Controller

      Almost all the features of eclipse are in WEBIDE , along with more additional functionality and advancements in developing the applications saving a lot of time and efforts for developers.

      There are a great series of videos on WEBIDE here.