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Author's profile photo Matthias Steiner

[Video] Getting started with SAP NetWeaver Cloud

There’s one thing that people associate with the term ‘Cloud’ and that is having access to it everywhere and anytime. Gone are the days where people accepted/tolerated long turn-around times or tedious processes just to get what they need to do their jobs. Especially developers are not known for their patience!

To accomodate to that mindset we – the SAP NetWeaver Cloud team – tried our best to make the on-boarding process for our platform as streamlined and simple as possible. However, if we take a look at our discussion forums we see some people are still struggling with getting started, even though we have documented it quite well right here:

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Whatever it is… (guess it goes back to RTMF) we know that real developers do not need to read manuals, just as a real men do not need to read instructions on how-to assemble any kind of electronic device or a piece of furniture, right? 😉

Either way, we are also aware that all of us got way too little time on our hands to do all this reading and hence I decided to create a short little video walking you through all the steps it takes to get started with the platform: from point zero up to deploying your first app to the cloud – all that in roughly 10 minutes!

As you’ll see it’s pretty much straight forward (if you know what you’re doing!)

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      Author's profile photo Gregor Wolf
      Gregor Wolf

      Thank you Matthias for this tutorial. Even an ABAPer on a Mac can get started this way.

      Author's profile photo Matthias Steiner
      Matthias Steiner
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      Happy to hear you got it running and I salute you to giving it a try as a hardcore ABAPer. Now, here's to "hoping other will follow your lead!"


      Author's profile photo Matt Harding
      Matt Harding

      This is my sort of tutorial. Just as good as an hour of a typical TechEd hands on session introduction but done in the space of 10 minutes!  Looking forward to the next instalment! Stuck in NWBC/SUP/Gateway play land for the moment, but I strongly believe this will be my next big area of experimentation in the new year!

      Just awesome.



      Author's profile photo Matthias Steiner
      Matthias Steiner
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Matt,

      thanks for the kind words - we would be thrilled to get you onboard for sure!

      In fact, Ian Thain and me have been working on more episodes already and I expect them to be published these days! Stay tuned! 🙂