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Inside Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 by Daniel Larson, Ted Pattison

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WSS as a Development Platform

In one sense, WSS works against professional software developers because it empowers users to create and customize their own sites. In minutes, a user can create a WSS site, add several lists and document libraries, and customize the site's appearance to meet the needs of a particular business situation. An identical solution created using ASP.NET would likely take a developer weeks or months to complete.

In another sense, WSS provides professional developers with new and exciting development opportunities. As with any other framework, the out-of-the-box experience with WSS will only take you so far. At some point, you will find yourself needing to create custom list types and write code for custom WSS components such ...

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