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Jun 07, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Separating UI5 Application from Libraries

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Hi Experts,

I am developing a SAPUI5 application in Eclipse with the UI5 Toolkit. It will be deployed to an SAP AS Java 7.4 using NWDS.

The problem I am facing is that after packaging the application as a WAR archive, the resulting archive is over 50mb big. Unfortunately, our corporate VPN connection doesn't handle this amount of data too well and deployment takes almost an hour each time, which makes the development process very cumbersome.

For this reason, I am trying to split out the UI5 libraries, which make up for the biggest part of the archive, and deploy them separately. I would like to only deploy the actual application each time and the libraries archive only once.

Are there any resources out there describing the steps necessary to achieve this? Any tips on what to take care of?

Thanks, Timo