Enterprise mobility vendor SAP on Wednesday announced SAP River at SAP TechEd in Bangalore, India.
SAP River will be simplifying the experience of application development, the company said.
The Germany IT vendor also strengthened its commitment to the developer community with key open source contributions and a new unified developer license that makes it easier for developers to get started with SAP technologies.
“The power of SAP HANA gives us an opportunity to totally rethink the developer experience,” said Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation.
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 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.
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.
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.
In November 2013 SAP contributed SAP HANA database client via GitHub site that enables developers to efficiently connect Node.js applications to SAP HANA.
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.
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.