Visual Studio 2012 combined with SharePoint 2013 provides a robust and comprehensive set of development tools for SharePoint applications. Whether you decide to create a SharePoint-hosted, Provider-hosted or Autohosted application, the options and publishing tools available in Visual Studio make packaging and publishing your application package a straightforward process.
For organizations and individuals looking to build an application just for themselves or provide a curated set of applications to their users, then the private app catalog provides a seamless way to publish those applications. Chapter 8, “Distributing SharePoint 2013 Apps,” discusses the options available to publish applications to a wider audience with the app store or Marketplace in SharePoint Online.
WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THIS CHAPTER
|App Catalog||This is a private catalog of selected applications deployed by an administrator and installable in a site.|
|App Package||This is the packaging and file format for SharePoint apps.|
|Database Package||This contains the SQL Azure deployment package that deploys and creates a database as part of an Autohosted app deployment, and ...|