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Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013 by Johnny Tordgeman

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Using the new client-side APIs

For the first time in SharePoint history, Microsoft treats client-side developing as a first-class citizen in SharePoint. With a set of RESTful APIs that provide access to almost every aspect of SharePoint and a redesigned client-side object model, we, SharePoint developers, can create powerful and engaging client-side applications.

Search, which is a major element in SharePoint 2013, embraces the new methodology and enables us to develop search-driven applications using JavaScript and managed code (C#).

Before we go ahead and discuss the usage of the new client-side APIs, let's dive into what these APIs are.

RESTful API

REST (or Representational State Transfer) is a simple alternative to SOAP (or Simple Object Access ...

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