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Author's profile photo Daniel Wroblewski

Your feedback, better tutorials

At SAP TechEd, we received a lot of feedback about our new developer tutorials — naturally, mostly positive 🙂 — and we expect a lot more feedback as SAP TechEd Bangalore gets going this week. Based on your feedback, we’ve made a few improvements to the tutorials.

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Number of Results

Now you can see how many tutorials, groups and missions match your search, for example, if you search for SAP Cloud Platform, you’ll get 9 missions, 34 groups, and 356 tutorials (as of when I published this blog).

Feedback Link

We’ve restored the feedback link for every tutorial, located under the side navigation panel.

The link takes you to our GitHub tutorial repository, where you need to sign into GitHub and then you can leave a comment about the tutorials. Comments are to let us know if there is a mistake, something is not clear, the software doesn’t work as we describe it, or even a suggestion.

As always, if you have a more general question about SAP technology not specific to the tutorial, open a question at SAP Answers.

Navigating a Group of Tutorials

We’ve made it easier to navigate through tutorials that are part of a larger group or mission. If you open a tutorial that is part of only a single group or mission, you will automatically get links to easily navigate through the group or mission.

For example, you get a breadcrumb to navigate to the start of the group or mission that includes the current tutorial.

Click on Mission and you’ll see the entire mission. Click on Group and you’ll see the entire group.

When you finish a tutorial within a group, at the bottom you’ll see a link to the next tutorial in the series, as well as links to the full group or mission that includes the current tutorial.

This was a comment we heard often from App Space developers at SAP TechEd, who wanted a quick link to go to the next tutorial.

Code Snippets

If a tutorial step has a code snippet, we indicate this with the symbol  in the side navigation panel, next to the step. You can navigate to the step to view the snippet.

You can also see all the code snippets included in a tutorial by going to the Code Snippets tab.

In addition to adding more and more tutorials and missions about the latest SAP technology, we hope to add many more capabilities to the tutorial system itself. If there’s something you’ll like to see, just add a comment below.


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      Author's profile photo Phil Cooley
      Phil Cooley

      Thanks Daniel Wroblewski - I've recently started going through the tutorials and amazed to see the content and how many missions and tutorials there are. I jokingly added a photo into Twitter last week saying I had completed 9 of the 922 tutorials available meaning I had 913 still to go! 🙂

      Unreal, I've gone through some more this week. #onemissionatatime!

      I really like the revamped tutorials and missions and must admit it is sometimes hard to follow through on the same topic but getting my head around it. THANKS!

      Author's profile photo Daniel Wroblewski
      Daniel Wroblewski
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for the comment.

      Please let us know if there is something you'd like to see changed. What do you mean "sometimes hard to follow through on the same topic"?

      Author's profile photo Phil Cooley
      Phil Cooley

      No problems Daniel Wroblewski - happy to provide feedback. It would be good to have an option to select those Tutorials that are In Progress. I know there are categories that can be selected and that is great but sometimes I find I am lost with which ones I have started and what needs to be completed especially when there is some time in between visits.

      I will check through some of the tutorials again and find out where I got stuck. I know I went to one of the tutorials, finished the 1st step and then the 2nd step stated to update an application however I'd never created that application before. Will update this post again if I see it.



      Author's profile photo Daniel Wroblewski
      Daniel Wroblewski
      Blog Post Author

      We are planning a developer homepage -- I believe in a matter of weeks, but don't hold me to it -- where you will see everything you requested.

      If you go to the developer homepage and log in, you will see a short description of the plans.

      Track your developer progress

      In the future, this will enhance your developer experience as we roll out a personalized homepage where you will find access to your tutorial history, bookmarks, and Developer Environments.