Chapter 9Understanding SharePoint Online Development

IN THIS CHAPTER

Using your web browser to develop SharePoint solutions

Understanding how to develop sites

Developing your knowledge of lists, libraries, pages, and apps

Discovering how SharePoint apps work

After you get the hang of SharePoint, you may want to dive deeper into the technology. SharePoint is a web-based product (meaning that you use it with your web browser). Being a user of SharePoint is just the beginning, however. You can develop real-world business apps by using nothing more than your web browser. You don’t need to be a programmer and you don’t even need to be very technical. You just need some time to find out how to drag and drop components and enter content.

In this chapter, you walk through SharePoint development by using your web browser. You find out about key SharePoint development concepts, such as sites, lists, libraries, pages, and apps.

Going Over SharePoint Development

SharePoint development doesn’t mean you need to be a programmer or have any understanding of programming. If you can tweak your Facebook page or update your LinkedIn profile, then you can be a SharePoint developer. SharePoint development begins with nothing more than your web browser.

When you use your web browser to develop new functionality or customize existing functionality, the result is called an app. For example, let’s say you create a blank SharePoint list, then add some columns and workflow behavior to it and name it an ...

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