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Microsoft SharePoint 2013: Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi

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Chapter 9. The new SharePoint REST API

Another important introduction in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is the REST (Representational State Transfer) API. The REST API gives any platform access to many key objects, properties, and methods that were previously available only via the Client Object Model for Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Silverlight, and JavaScript. In fact, the new API provides a rich set of REST URIs that you can access via HTTP and XML/JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) for consuming nearly every capability of the Client Object Model. All you need is a third-party technology capable of consuming REST services. In this chapter, you will learn about the architecture of this new REST API, as well as how to manage the most common tasks for ...

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