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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    1. Matthias Steiner Post author

      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!


  1. 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.



    1. Matthias Steiner 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! 🙂




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