SAP Cloud Application Programming Model is a framework of tools, languages, and libraries to efficiently build enterprise-grade services and applications. This framework is both open and opinionated, combining broadly adopted open-source and SAP tools and technologies with guidance and best practices that help developers minimize boilerplate code and focus on their business-specific logic.
In this course, you’ll start with modeling your application using Core Data Services (CDS) and connecting it to a SQLite database and SAP HANA. You’ll see how the application benefits from many built-in features like input validations, authorization checks, and localized data. For custom business logic, you’ll write Node.js code connecting to APIs of other services that run locally or remotely on SAP Cloud Platform. We’ll show you how to cut your service into modular and reusable pieces, enabling a microservice design. You’ll learn how to publish and consume events from other services like SAP S/4HANA, all using a simple and consistent set of APIs. Throughout the development, you’ll use well-known and custom-tailored tools like SAP Business Application Studio and Visual Studio Code.
Week 1: Introducing SAP Cloud Application Programming Model
Week 2: Development Tasks
Week 3: Add Enterprise Qualities
Week 4: Extend the Digital Core and Other Topics
Week 5: Final Exam
In the course, we’ll use both a local setup of Node.js and Visual Studio Code as well as the next evolution of SAP Business Application Studio. All setup steps will be explained at the beginning, including registration for your own free trial account for SAP Cloud Platform.
Harini Gunabalan is a product manager at SAP focusing on SAP Cloud Identity service and SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
Harini has given talks at various conferences and universities, including the Mobile World Congress, ESOCC, SAP TechEd, the Grace Hopper Celebration, and Google developer groups.
Elena Oresharova is a development specialist for SAP Cloud Platform, working on the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
At SAP, Elena has worked on various topics and products. She started out with SAP NetWeaver and is now working on SAP Cloud Application Programming Model as part of SAP Cloud Platform, where she practices and popularizes agile development methodologies.
David Kunz is a core development specialist for the Node.js runtime of the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model. After finishing his PhD in theoretical particle physics, David followed his vocation for programming. He is always striving to gain comprehensive knowledge of emerging technologies and advocates for superior paradigms and tools for efficient development.
Cecilia Huergo is part of the central product management team for SAP Cloud Platform, focusing on internal and external stakeholder enablement for all SAP Cloud Platform-related content.
The main topics she covers include SAP Cloud Platform messaging, product roadmap, multi-cloud strategy, and trial experience.
Sarah Krämer is a product specialist for SAP Cloud Platform. She is responsible for topics such as extensions, SAP Cloud Application Programming Model, and the commercialization of SAP Cloud Platform.
Sarah started her career at SAP in the dual studies program and worked across several departments including Custom Development, Consulting, and Product Management.
Johannes Vogel is a software developer for the Node.js runtime of the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
After finishing his masters studies in Karlsruhe, Johannes has spent the last couple of years working on various topics in the area of SAP Cloud Platform.
Matthias Bühl is product owner for authorizations in SAP Cloud Platform and represents the security topic in the CAP product team.
Matthias has worked on several topics in the security development area at SAP, mainly focusing on authorization management.
Daniel Kurzynski is a senior developer at the SAP Innovation Center, Potsdam and is responsible for the SAP Cloud SDK for Continuous Delivery, providing a pipeline to build, test, and deploy projects based on the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
Prior to this, he worked on innovative cloud applications in the area of finance, integrating SAP S/4HANA and SAP SuccessFactors.
Daniel is co-author of the SAP Press book “Extending SAP S/4HANA”.
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Christian Georgi is a development expert for SAP Cloud Platform, focusing on development with the SAP Cloud Application Programming Model.
For many years, Christian has been designing and developing tools in SAP Business Application Studio, SAP HANA Studio, and ABAP Development Tools.