In my recent blogs Extending the Power of the SAP Cloud Portfolio and Adapting the cloud to your needs using a PaaS solution, I talked about the fact that mission-critical functionality can’t be left behind when moving to the cloud and how a PaaS solution like SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) helps customers to adopt their SaaS solution to make this happen. In this blog we will take a closer look on how to get started and how SAP helps customers to speed up the development of new, innovative cloud applications.
How to get started with SAP HANA Cloud Platform – SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 highlights
- Access to a free trial account allowing you to build your own application and try it out
- Tutorials on how to set-up and get started with the development infrastructure
- Access to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Developer Center for additional tutorials, blogs, and community conversations
HCP supports multiple languages for the development of cloud applications. The most convenient way to develop responsive, Fiori-like SAPUI5 cloud applications on HCP is the SAP Web IDE. It does not require any additional local tool set-up and allows developers to jointly work on a project using a common Web interface while connecting to the same shared HANA based data repository. As described here “SAP Web IDE is a fully extensible and customizable experience that accelerates the development life cycle with interactive code editors, integrated developer assistance, and end-to-end application development life cycle support. Prakash Darji showed a brief demo of SAP WEB IDE as part of the SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 day 1 keynote. By the way – one of the best SAP TechEd keynotes I saw so far, check it out yourself. On the 2nd day Bjoern Goerke and Ian Kimball jointly demoed how to easily create, deploy and adapt a cloud application on HCP based on an existing SAP Fiori template and finally run it on a mobile device using mobile services which is an integral part of HCP – see the demo here (ff to ~01:17:00).
Don’t want to build it on your own? SAP is here to help
Interested to get a view behind the scene on how Spot On was built and hear from other real-life examples of cloud applications developed by our SAP Custom Development ? This and potentially more will come in my next blog – stay tuned.