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Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development by Donovan Follette, Chris Johnson, Steve Fox

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Chapter 6

Developing, Integrating, and Building Applications in SharePoint 2013

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Understanding the basics of the new SharePoint application model in SharePoint 2013
  • Understanding the fundamental building blocks of application development in SharePoint 2013
  • Building your first SharePoint 2013 application

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-1118495845.html on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is divided into the following major examples:

  • Dataintegration.zip
  • EventsandLogicintegration.zip
  • UserInterfaceintegration.zip

As you read in Chapter 2, “Overview of SharePoint 2013 App Model,” SharePoint applications forge a new path for developers in the SharePoint 2013 release. They are designed to take custom code out of the running SharePoint processes to increase stability and security, and at the same time offer more flexibility to developers. In SharePoint 2010 and earlier, developers were forced to write code that was limited to the confines of what SharePoint allowed. For example, in SharePoint 2010 the version of the .NET Framework was 3.5 and developers couldn’t write code that used the 4.0 Framework because the SharePoint process wouldn’t allow for it. Many of these limitations have plagued SharePoint developers for years. The new SharePoint application model allows developers’ code to run outside of the SharePoint processes, ...

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