SAP BTP Learning Journey
SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is a rather new arrow in the SAP quiver, and there's always something to learn about it! Use these resources from SAP PRESS (books, blog posts, and videos) to develop your own career and take the next (or first!) steps into the world of SAP BTP.
What Is SAP BTP?
SAP BTP is a platform focused on turning data into actionable business plans, particularly by leveraging tools found in an intelligent enterprise. SAP BTP contains many solutions, tools, and products under its umbrella. SAP BTP was first introduced in 2021 when SAP decided to package multiple services and products into one platform that businesses could use to make business decisions. Much of the platform’s functionality comes from the now-defunct SAP Cloud Platform brand.
Getting Started with SAP BTP
The SAP BTP Foundational Pillars
SAP BTP encompasses various capabilities that can be categorized into four pillars: database and data management, analytics, application development and integration, and intelligent technologies. In this blog post, become familiar with each to learn about their capabilities.
Digital Transformation with SAP BTP
Digital transformation relies on willingness to become digital-forward. It needs to be interconnected, intelligent, and sustainable in order to address the challenges businesses face. In this post, look at how intelligent enterprises provide tools needed for success.
Push Your Apps into the World
SAP BTP is a portfolio of SAP products, services, and solutions that are brought under one umbrella. It’s not a product, but rather a collection of solutions grouped under the four technology pillars discussed earlier. In this post, learn how SAP BTP can help developers, partners, and customers.
SAP Business Technology Platform: An Introduction
What is SAP Business Technology Platform, and what does it offer your organization? Answer these questions and more with this introduction! See how SAP BTP serves as your complete technical foundation and learn about its capabilities for application development, integration, data management, analytics, and more. Identify business use cases and follow practical examples that show how to use SAP BTP’s portfolio to its full potential. Envision how SAP BTP enhances your business!
Thinking About a Career in SAP BTP?
Learn about the SAP BTP development approach:
"SAP BTP is the primary platform to build extension applications for your core line of business (LoB) solutions (SaaS or on-premise), integrate intersystem processes, and develop innovative net new use cases. As far as the core development process is concerned, a bulk of development is done for extension use cases. So, we’ll focus on the development approach in the context of extension use cases, although a similar approach is applicable for net new applications as well."
In this video, become familiar with the different development environments you can use as a developer using SAP Business Technology Platform.
Discover the serverless architecture, Cloud Foundry and ABAP environments, the Kyma runtime, and SAP Build environment with details about when you might use each.
Included are detailed diagrams of the options and how they work on the backend. Once you've finished watching the video, click on the button below to explore all of our SAP BTP books that can teach you even more!
Take the Next Steps in Learning SAP BTP
Dive into SAP BTP, ABAP Environment
SAP BTP, ABAP environment runs on the SAP HANA database, with ABAP-managed access to released database objects. Connectivity options cover both cloud-based and on-premise scenarios. Learn more in this blog post.
Getting Started with ABAP in the Cloud
Now that you know what SAP BTP, ABAP environment can do, get started with it by following along with this blog post from author Aayush Dhawan. In it, learn about first steps, advanced development, and his book.
Q&A with SAP Managers & Architects
Authors Smitha Banda (senior business development manager), Shibaji Chandra (consulting architect) and Chun Aun Gooi (SAP BTP architect) answered a ton of SAP BTP questions as asked by readers. Learn from them in this post.
SAP BTP Q&A - Video
Smitha, Shibaji, and Chun Aun also answered additional SAP BTP questions in a video interview. If you enjoyed the blog post above, watch this video to learn more about SAP BTP, and the introductory guide these authors published with us.
Application Development with SAP Business Technology Platform
Show Off Your Knowledge with Extension Certification
SAP Extension Suite Certification Guide
Preparing for your SAP Extension Suite development associate exam? Make the grade with this certification study guide! From user interfaces to security, this guide will review the key technical knowledge you need to pass the test. Explore test methodology, key concepts for each topic area, and practice questions and answers. Your path to SAP Extension Suite certification begins here!
The SAP Cloud Application Programming Model
How to Deploy the Different SAP BTP Development Environments
In this blog post, take a look at the deployment options for the different SAP Business Technology Platform development environments we've discussed throughout this learning journey. You'll learn from screenshots and videos, and be ready to deploy your environment of choice by the end of the page.
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