Chapter 7. Client-side technologies

A powerful feature of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is the rich set of libraries and tools it offers to support development of client-side solutions. Before SharePoint 2010, the only out-of-the-box method to communicate between SharePoint and a consumer application was to use WebDAV or SharePoint ASMX web services. Both of these communication techniques were restrictive, however, and not terribly easy to use. Moreover, as of SharePoint 2013, most of the ASMX web services are deprecated and you shouldn’t use them anymore. With the advent of Web 2.0 and the emerging need for a dynamic web UI, the urge to go beyond that old-style paradigm has become a necessity. In this chapter, you will see how to take advantage of ...

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