Have you ever felt you do not get enough sun at work? This 21 hour hands-on tutorial will allow you to connect a light sensor via a internet-connected microcontroller to a Hana Cloud Platform account to create your very own Internet of Things solution. In HCP you will create a database to store the sensor readings and a small Fiori app that allows you to analyze your exposure to the sun in a table. All with a trial account and from the comfort of your browser.
The Idea is to learn about all of the different pieces: devices, firmware, authentication with tokens instead of users, hana database, odata service and ui5 controls to get an end-to-end impressions of the technologies involved. This is not a reference architecture for a big, real/life project but what you learn will be useful to understand the issues that might occur.
There is a new tutorial leveraging the IoT Services available in HCP since Mai. This is now much simpler – you can find it here: Measure the Sun with Hana Cloud Platform – Hands On Tutorial – 2.0
The old tutorial featuring the manual creation of a Hana table and the manual configuration of OAuth is still here: Measure the Sun with Hana Cloud Platform – Hands On Tutorial