Join this free online course to gain expertise in the Git functionality that is exposed by SAP Web IDE. Using hands-on interactive examples, you’ll begin by learning Git basics, and gradually progress to master advanced SAP Web IDE Git techniques. More importantly, you’ll gain a gut-level understanding of how to best use Git strategically, giving you a powerful tool to improve the quality and efficiency of SAP Cloud Platform* development efforts for you and your team.
The SAP Cloud Platform* tool of choice for version control is Git, making Git the backbone for SAP Cloud Platform development. Git's power and flexibility translates into power and flexibility for SAP Cloud Platform: hundreds of developers can collaborate on a project while simultaneously working on the same files and features, and each software project can easily spawn new projects for new teams. Furthermore, Git enables SAP Cloud Platform to integrate seamlessly with other popular development sites such as GitHub and BitBucket. This in turn supports a simplified and agile release management strategy that is fully integrated into the most popular continuous integration and continuous deployment tools.
However, for developers new to Git, the mysteries of Git can make the tool an unintentional development roadblock, rather than the enabler of best practices. After taking this course, you'll understand and have mastered all the distributed version control functionality exposed by SAP Web IDE Git, and know how to organize your team to use Git in the most effective way for your unique development needs. The course will include many ungraded, hands-on examples that the instructor will perform, inviting the learner to follow along. Before the course begins, you'll learn how to set up a free account on SAP Cloud Platform and GitHub, both of which will be needed to follow along with the course examples.
You'll learn how to use SAP Web IDE to execute Git distributed version control basics, merge and rebase branches, troubleshoot problems, manage remote repositories, and coordinate some popular Git workflows and best practices. By the end of the course, you should be able to solve most common problems and issues using SAP Web IDE, and leverage the full power of Git for all your SAP Cloud Platform development.
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*) Note that this course was first offered in 2018; consequently, all its assets were created before the branding changes related to SAP technology were announced in January 2021.
Week 0: Course Introduction and Setup
Week 1: Git Basics
Week 2: Combining Branches
Week 3: Working with Remotes
Week 4: Final exam & bonus lectures on Gerrit (bonus lectures not required for record of achievement)
Learners should have experience with at least one programming language, as well as a basic understanding of the point of version control.
Any web browser compatible with SAP Web IDE (such as Google Chrome) should be sufficient to perform the examples and follow along with this course.
Some of the hands-on exercises for this openSAP course were designed to be used with SAP Cloud Platform Neo trial accounts. These accounts are no longer actively supported and as of November 2020 it is not possible to create new ones. Please note that the exercises may not work when using an SAP Cloud Platform multi-cloud trial account.
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This course was rated with 4.67 stars in average from 506 votes.
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Arnaldo Cavazos is a senior software developer for SAP Insurance Claims Management, with 20 years of experience in the software industry and 10 years at SAP. His initial goal of training his own team to master SAP Web IDE Git led to him training more teams around the world who had the same need.
Arnaldo has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Duke University and a Masters in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has a software patent for a search-caching algorithm.
When he’s not busy developing software or teaching distributed version control, Arnaldo can be found playing Dominion or re-reading novels in the Stormlight Archive.