This section of the documentation is a guide to creating and sharing applications on Research Cloud.

It should be valuable for a "power-user" who engages in the creation of applications or in making applications accessible to others.

A user who is contented to just start and use workspaces might appreciate the background information but would not require it, necessarily.

Either way, it is useful to have started up and used workspaces of already existing applications, before starting out to make your own.

It is also a good idea to read the chapter Working together in order to understand Research Cloud's concept of identity and collaboration.