SHAREPOINT IS AN AMAZINGLY BROAD collaborative platform; it is used by many people for a range of collaborative activities such as content management, project management, social networking, information governance, and so on. In SharePoint 2013 you will find some significant and evolutionary leaps — specifically the movement toward a cloud-based approach to building and deploying SharePoint apps. For those of you who are new to SharePoint, this won’t seem like such a radical evolution — especially those of you who are Web developers today. However, for those of you who are returning SharePoint enthusiasts, SharePoint 2013 is quite an evolution for how you build and develop SharePoint applications.
What you’ll learn in this book is that SharePoint 2013 has a lot to offer the developer. You can move from the small-scale development project where you’re building custom apps such as Web Parts, to the larger, enterprise-grade solution that leverages cloud-hosted apps and services, and integrates with other Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. This is the incredible part about SharePoint — it is a platform with huge potential in multiple directions. If you’re a beginning SharePoint developer, you should strap yourself in, because you’re in for a great ride.
Simply put, this book is aimed at the developer who is new to SharePoint. The book assumes that you have some programming experience and a passion to learn how to develop for SharePoint, but this ...