Recently, I have been asked by Packt Publishing to review the e-book “Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform” by Mark Walker.
I found this to be a great introductory book for anyone interested to learn the basics about HANA and gain good, hands on understanding of the various areas of HANA development. The book include some good exercises and detailed, step-by-step instructions that can help any developer who is starting out with HANA take the first few steps in a variety of topics, such as: modeling, security, hierarchies, data sourcing and development on the XS engine. The examples are clear and simple, and the language and descriptions are easy to follow, simple to understand and well-articulated.
Overall, I would recommend this book for getting started and becoming familiar with HANA basic concepts. However, this is probably not a fit for experienced developers who have been using the technology for a while and are looking for more advanced in-depth materials. I would actually recommend the various product manuals for gaining much of that insight..