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SAP Increases Focus on Developer Experience and Makes Key Open Source Contributions

New OpenUI5, a New Unified Developer License, Node.js Connector and a New Development Environment for SAP HANA® Create More Opportunities

BANGALORE, India, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced an extended and deeper commitment to the developer community with key open source contributions, a real-time development experience for SAP HANA® and the publication of a new unified developer license. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd, being held December 11–13 in Bangalore, India.


"The extraordinary power of SAP HANA gives us an opportunity to totally rethink the developer experience," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation. "We are very proud to release SAP River today, a key first step toward reimagining and dramatically simplifying the experience of application development. We are also excited to strengthen our commitment to the developer community with several key open source contributions and a new unified developer license that makes it easier for developers to get started with SAP technologies."

Simplified Development Experience
To address the fast and agile nature of today's market, SAP has launched a regional test drive of a new open development environment for SAP HANA. SAP® River intends to provide a real-time development environment for rapidly building complete native applications powered by SAP HANA and enable increased developer productivity through a simpler development process, easily maintainable source code and a clear separation of intent and yet an optimized native execution on SAP HANA.

OpenUI5, Open Source Variant of the SAPUI5, for the Developer Community
SAP is contributing key portions of its SAPUI5 framework as open source code on the GitHub site under an Apache Version 2.0 license. As part of the effort, SAP has developed different themes, framework features and control libraries to help provide a consistent end-to-end experience and foster reuse and efficiency, for example, via responsive layouts.

New Service Broker for Cloud Foundry to Connect to SAP HANA
SAP announced the code contribution and availability of a Cloud Foundry service broker for SAP HANA. Developed in close association with Pivotal and now available as open source on GitHub, the service broker will allow any Cloud Foundry application to connect to and leverage the in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA.

New Node.js Connector for SAP HANA 
In November 2013 SAP contributed SAP HANA database client via GitHub site that enables developers to efficiently connect Node.js applications to SAP HANA.

New Beta Version for SAP® PowerBuilder®
A new closed beta version of the SAP® PowerBuilder® application development tool is intended to support new operating systems, databases and open standards and is planned for limited availability on December 15, 2013. SAP is committed to innovation without disruption and with the new beta release, beta customers can use their current investment in applications, knowledge and skills while they take advantage of new SAP innovations.

Easy Access to SAP Technology
A unified developer license covering all major platforms and technologies significantly simplifies the developer experience and makes it easy to get access to key SAP technologies.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

SAP® TechEd in 2013: Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Bangalore
SAP customers, partners and technical experts are expected to convene at SAP® TechEd in 2013, the company's premier technical conference. Hands-on workshops, demo-driven lectures and Q&A sessions on the latest developments in analytics, mobile, cloud, database, and in-memory computing enable SAP TechEd attendees to enhance their skills while making valuable connections with peers and IT experts from the SAP community. SAP TechEd was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 21–25, and in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from November 5–7, and is being held in Bangalore, India, from December 11–13. Follow SAP TechEd on Twitter at @SAPTechEd and join the conversation at #SAPTechEd.

About SAP
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