Do you want to learn and make your career in SAPUI5 and Fiori but don't know from where to start?
Do you have questions like:
- What is the difference between SAPUI5 and Fiori?
- What is the scope of SAPUI5 in future?
- How is the career growth for SAPUI5 and Fiori?
- Shall I learn SAPUI5 or SAP HANA?
- From where to start learning SAPUI5?
- What are the SAPUI5 certifications and how does it help in boosting my career?
If you such questions then you have come to the right place. Please read this article and most of your questions and doubts will be cleared.
SAPUI5 and Fiori – Future of User experience
SAP world is moving very fast and in completely new directions. SAPUI5 is SAP’s strategic UI technology. There are many UI technologies available and fully supported (Web Dynpro, BSP, etc.), but SAPUI5 is the way forward.
SAP Fiori is the new UI paradigm which SAP is rolling out across the entire SAP portfolio including all on premise and cloud software. Fiori is based on SAPUI5.
SAPUI5 and Fiori are not entirely 2 different thing. Fiori is a user experience philosophy about delivering end user focused simple and elegant solutions. SAP Fiori is built with SAP UI5, which is a wrapper of encapsulating open web technologies (HTML5/CSS/jQuery etc.)
What is the scope of SAPUI5 in future?
SAPUI5 or OpenUI5 is currently the default front-end technology for all new applications by SAP. Coupled with Fiori, the aim is renovate/improve/simplify and standardize all applications delivered by SAP.
There has been a huge investment from an organization perspective into this by SAP and by making it open to outside world (OpenUI5), they aim to tap into the enterprise development domain outside of SAP too.
SAP is also making good progress in providing development tools to speed up implementations. The best tool is Web IDE, which is available in the HANA Cloud and as a local installation.
In a nutshell, if you are planning to work as developer in SAP related domain, it’s time to learn and get familiar with SAPUI5.
How is the career growth for SAPUI5 and Fiori?
SAPUI5 is definitely one of the hot skills trending in the market.
Since SAP has made FIORI and SAPUI5 the official design language of ALL SAP Offerings, all customers implementing SAP Solutions will have to resort to Fiori Style Apps while extending, customizing or implementing new features in their installations. This means all SAP partners and customer will hire people with SAPUI5.
Since Fiori is implemented through SAPUI5, so all people looking for this will hire people with SAPUI5.
Since this currently happens to be niche skill, you can get hikes that are above average possibly.
Learning SAPUI5 and Fiori can help you to excel in your career no matter which role you are in.
I am a fresher/looking for a job. Shall I learn SAPUI5?
If you totally new to SAP technologies or are a fresher, it may be the best opportunity to enter SAP world. As mentioned above SAPUI5 is a hot trend now a days and companies are looking for people with SAPUI5/Fiori expertise.
I am a SAP developer/consultant. Shall I learn SAPUI5?
If you are a SAP Developer or Functional Consultant then allow you to learn SAPUI5 and Fiori. This will take your career to new heights.
If you are a Business Analyst or Project Manager then it will enable you to take informed decisions in the project. Become an SAPUI5 and Fiori Consultant to give a new boost to your career.
Shall I learn SAPUI5 or SAP HANA?
SAP HANA and SAPUI5 both the technology are at center of SAP’s innovation and strategy.
SAPUI5 mainly requires HTML5, jQuery, CSS etc. as prerequisites. It is the front-end technology which is used to implement user interface. While HANA is database (actually HANA is more than a database, to know check this link
) and backend technology.
For the growth and the technology, they are two different paths, equally worth. Both of them got big prospective and a bright future. Both of them has very good scope in terms of career in India and Abroad as well.
Based on your interest and knowledge, you may choose any path.
What are the prerequisites to learn SAPUI5?
I will recommend below W3school course
jQuery, CSS, JSON, HTML5 – Good to have
SAPUI5 also requires knowledge of jQuery, CSS, JSON and XML. It would be a good idea to have a look into these topics before you start learning SAPUI5.
Do I need ABAP knowledge to learn SAPUI5 and Fiori?
Actually No. You do not need ABAP knowledge to learn SAPUI5.
But it could an add-on. Today the backend is mainly developed on NetWeaver Gateway (ABAP) or HANA.
ABAP knowledge can be an extra add-on but is not really a prerequisite to learn SAPUI5.
Do I need to learn HANA knowledge to learn SAPUI5 and Fiori?
But as mentioned above, it can be an extra add-on.
From where to start learning SAPUI5?
Check SAPUI5 SDK - Demo Kit
– it’s a complete developer guide.
You can also check SAPUI5 explored
to get sample code and examples.
We are also planning to provide SAPUI5 learning materials for you. These can help you to learn SAPUI5 step by step. Check these articles below.
What is SAPUI5?
SAPUI5 Hello World - My First SAPUI5 Application
Interview questions and answers on SAPUI5 and Fiori
Which tool do I need to develop SAPUI5?
There are 2 main development tool for SAPUI5.
SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipse
– You can setup eclipse for SAPUI5 development. To know more about it, refer to the article Install SAPUI5 Development Tools in Eclipse
SAP Web IDE:
SAP Web IDE enables users to build Fiori and SAPUI5 experiences that work with SAP business applications on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Mobile Platform and ABAP systems.
It provides a fully-fledged development environment with zero installation.
What are the SAPUI5 certifications?
If you want to get certified in SAPUI5 and Fiori, you may check the below certification “SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Fiori Implementation and Configuration”
It’s an Associate Level Exam. Exam Code is C_SAPXIMP_20 and pass marks is 59%.
To more about the certification, check the below link.
SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP Fiori Implementation and Configuration
SAPUI5 and Fiori has a great future. If you are interested in front-end development, this can take your career to the next level. Go for it.
If you still have some doubt and question, please put that in comment.