The path to master an SAP technology is the same like for most of other software technologies. You donwload the necessary assets, start with a “Hello World” example, start to create more difficult examples and at the end you know pretty well how to use it.
It gets more difficult if you want to do the same with multiple technologies and deploy it to ONE application. You need to understand most of the technologies pretty well to find out what the best way is to orchestrate them so that they work together seamlessly. The documentation for each of the technologies normally covers its’ respective use case and not too much on how to use it with other technologies.
The tutorials for the scenarios around the Enterprise Sales & Procurement Model (ESPM) wants to fill exactly that gap.
Based on a reference implementation around a webshop scenario you don’t just get a step-by-step documentation describing how the different technologies work together. You also get the complete source code to debug the code line by line which is available on Github.
Depending on the scenario you can even decide whether to use some background services we provide in the cloud or you can deploy them yourself and learn even more.
The scenarios how to the following technologies work together:
You can get the ESPM scenario tutorials in the newly created Cross-Technology Developer Center and start using them today.
In case you want to have a quick guide for the first steps and an intro into this topic you can also watch a video I’ve created around this.
To create the video I went through the webshop scenario for mobile devices and I must say it worked, nearly, out-of-the-box for a tutorial that is meant to be used on a Windows machine. Due to the fact I work on a MacBook Pro I’ve had to adapt two paths in the pom.xml as I don’t have a C: drive :-). After adapting these two paths it worked perfectly. Just follow the tutorial documentation step-by-step.
Here is the video:
Stay tuned for more of such scenarios on the Cross-Technology Developer Center covering the orchestration of more and other SAP technologies.
Have fun going through the tutorials and let me know should you have faced any issues or found any bugs.