You probably already know that on November 13 the SAP Cloud Platform trial service will close in the NEO environment. And with it all its associated services.
SAP will continue maintenance for customers who have contracted it. They will be super happy to stay in that siding…
What happened to that SAP slogan? Innovate Without Disruption. Well, that, by the Arch of Triumph
I think that in the adoption of HANA they have done it in a masterful way. First giving the alternative of SAP ECC on HANA and then constantly evolving the SAP Netweaver stack to build the current S/4 HANA. And of course tools for migration.
In SAP Cloud Platform things are being done differently…
The point is that you have to face the situation. You have to pack your bags: The exodus begins..
SAP WebIDE Full Stack Service:
I personally have quite a few things in NEO. I have stuck a lot with the services of Portal, Mobile Service, Workflow Management, API Management, HANA, etc.
But hey, although it hurts to lose what I have there, the important thing is, I have it on GitHub or back-end. Most of the things I have in the NEO trial already did their job. The goal was to learn how to use the services and I did.
However with the SAP Web IDE trial it’s different. It’s not a service that I have used simply to learn but I use it frequently as a professional tool with my clients. And I know that I am not the only one.
Should a trial service be use for professional use? Well maybe not. But hey, what I was doing is what SAP recommended. What alternatives did I have?
The Eclipse development environment has been discontinued for SAPUI5.
The local version of SAP WebIDE Personal Edition was only recommended for off-line use and was always late.
I didn’t go for local environments like Visual Studio Code or Atom for several reasons:
- I have been living from SAP for 15 years, if I had to choose between an IDE owned by SAP and another from a third party, I would choose SAP!
- The bombardment for years with the cloud, the cloud, the cloud has been brutal. So how to bet on a local IDE?
- I have participated in several SAP Cloud Platform projects with the productive SAP WebIDE account. The logical thing was to keep the same IDE.
- I also recognize that the local IDEs were seen as something typical of front geeks, not something typical of those who come from the lifelong SAP.
- I have touched on various points that local IDEs don’t support like HANA, Workflow, CAP, Mobile Service, etc. (or I thought they couldn’t stand it).
The point is that you have to look forward. Now what? In less than two months they close the service. There will probably be a prologue, but in any case you have to be prepare and you can’t wait for the last day.
What does the SAP developer community have to do now?
Thousands of developers have to migrate from SAP WebIDE and they will have to take with them thousands and thousands of developments.
And what does SAP say? The alternative is clear: SAP Bussiness Application Studio , the new development IDE on Cloud Foundry.
Well, I don’t think so…
I’ll tell you more in the next post.