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

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SUMMARY

Several major development tools are available to you in SharePoint 2013 with which you can perform different types of development — ranging from power use to a design to managing code. Some of these specific tools include Napa, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Expression Blend, and Fiddler.

You will find more tools as you become an active part of the SharePoint developer community. The support for SharePoint development is growing, and with the release of Visual Studio 2012, good life-cycle and template support exists for those just getting into the world of SharePoint development.

In the next chapter, you take the next step in your SharePoint development journey and learn about the essential skills you’ll need to pick up and how you should make choices against the range of solution and application types when building your SharePoint solutions.

EXERCISES
1. Describe the range of development tools that you can use for SharePoint development.
2. Summarize when you would use one tool over another.
3. Build out some simple applications leveraging the core project- and item-level templates in Visual Studio 2012.

WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THIS CHAPTER

ITEM DESCRIPTION
SharePoint Development The spectrum of development ranges from power user to designer to managed code development.
Napa This browser-based development tool enables you to build a variety of apps for SharePoint.
SharePoint Designer You can use this designer tool to create and edit sites, pages, ...

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