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Max’s Adventure in SAP Cloud Platform: All about my live stream

In this blog post I want to briefly give you an introduction into my live streaming series of “Max’s Adventure in SAP Cloud Platform”, but also give you an overview and a central location for already posted content and upcoming content.

This post has multiple sections – here are quick links to them all: Background | Live streaming | How to watch | replays | Schedule

Background

I started live streaming on my YouTube channel at the end of 2019 and there’s a potential risk that you ask yourself: “Why is he doing that?”. And I give you one simple reason for: There’s nothing as enjoyable as seeing somebody coding and building stuff live. You will eventually find things you are doing better or worse than the one streaming live (in this case: me). Or even find little hacks or tools which may be useful for you too.

Live streaming/live coding will never be a substitution for tutorials, for instance on developers.sap.com, at all. Clicking and following through a tutorial is awesome and timeless – no doubts. But somebody already put quite a lot of effort in setting up a tutorial and thinking about how to give you a straight forward path to a solution. And that’s good as it is.

BUT there is also a decent portion of other things worth to know which you don’t learn through tutorials or blog posts. How do you analyze an error? How do you debug a piece of code?  Which tools / plugins / shortcuts could you use to accelerate development tasks. And so much more. It won’t be as smooth as one as a single tutorial – on purpose.

I highly recommend to attend at least one of my sessions or watch the replays to get a feeling of what I just described.


Live Streaming

It shouldn’t be yet another well-polished format where everything works out perfectly fine. I’ll come up with a rough idea what WE are trying to do in an hour of coding, for example with the SAP Cloud Application Programming (CAP) Model and its Java flavour. I’ll definitely fail or stumble over some (minor/major) issues, where either you are able to contribute via the YouTube live chat to fix the issue or otherwise learn from me/or other viewers how to solve the puzzle.


How to watch

You want to join a livestream? It’s just a couple of clicks away. Subscribe to my channel and hit the big notification bell too to get informed when I upload something to my channel. Also, simply click on “Set Reminder” to get a YouTube notification and/or mail (depending on your settings) when I’m going live.

YouTube Channel


Replays

If you haven’t been able to join one of the livestreams, don’t sweat it. The unedited (no polishing, no fancy cuts) replays will automatically be posted on my channel! Replays in a YouTube Playlist: Link

 

Ep. Date Title & description Recording
0 Thursday
21 Dec 2019

Ep.0 – Getting our feet wet

My first livestream ever! Bring a coffee / tea and we will have a look at how to get started with CAP and its Java flavour.

Watch Replay on YouTube
1 Thursday
16 Jan 2020
In the first livestream I have shown how to set up a basic CAP Java project skeleton. We will continue the journey in this episode and enhance the initially created project skeleton and have a look at custom logic written in Java using Visual Studio Code. We run and test the enhanced application logic locally against SQLite and SAP HANA. Watch replay on YouTube

 


Schedule

My schedule

I stream regularly once a month on a Thursday. It’s a one hour slot. To give almost everybody a chance, I’ll be streaming on my mornings.

That means the main monthly stream schedule looks like this going east around the globe:

The regular Friday slot starting at 0900 CET (Berlin):

Start time Time Zone Example City
0800 BST Manchester
0900 CEST Walldorf
1230 IST Bengaluru
1700 AEST Sydney

Next live stream: Thursday, 20 February 2020
(Activate “Set Reminder” to get a notifcation once I start streaming)

 

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