Dear readers and fellow SCNers,
being the income-fixated greedy SAP Press author I am, I hardly ever fail to advertise the book Richard Bremer and I wrote and released last year (see Book Announcement: SAP HANA Administration for the whole ball of wax).
Usually, I hope/demand/expect people to go and buy copies of the book for themselves, their peer colleagues, Mums, Dads, Aunties and of cause for all the folks at the high school reunion parties. However, sometimes this ingenious marketing strategy (what are those Mad Men doing all day anyway, when selling is that simple?) does seem to require something extra.
Something that grabs the already short attention span of the busy browser of the information super highway (wow, even Wikipedia recognizes this term as an anachronism 😀 ) by its tail and never let go again.
What’s better to do so than giving away something for free – free as in beer.
there’s a freebie available and it’s cleverly placed right on the very same web page where you can order the mentioned masterpiece of technical literature (this one).
Clearly, as this is a treasure of sorts, there’s a need for a map… (don’t get too excited, there’s no big fat X somewhere on it because Indy said so!)
Clicking on the “Supplements list >” link right there literally is practically like shouting “Open sesame!” in front of the freebie-cave.
Wonders and magic are summoned and you’ll be astonished by this UX-design ideal:
You see right!
That’s three click-able elements right there (OK OK, there you got your “X” but it’s just for closing this dialogue box) and two of them actually will download the Appendix PDF file.
How awesome is that, he? 😀
By now, should you really kept your patience and hopefully your bladder (yes, long read, I know) under control, you definitively earned to learn what this all about.
The appendix is not just something that can make your tummy ache, but in this case, it’s the text sections, that didn’t make it into the edited volume (mainly to keep the physical book within reasonable printing dimensions).
In it, you’ll find several examples and showcases of the fascinating features and fabulous functions that we only briefly touched on in the main text.
If you want to read-through an example of delta store handling or if you are looking for a Step-by-Step Creation of an Analytic Privilege with Dynamic Restrictions this appendix is what will make your life as a loyal buyer of the book even more complete.
In the unlikely case that you don’t own the actual book yet, it’s
a) your own fault, sorry 😉
b) of course all alright to read the appendix PDF nevertheless.
And that’s it once again.
Enjoy the free stuff and thanks for being an entertain-able audience!