Chapter 2. Visual Studio 2010–Advancing the SharePoint Development Environment

There is incredible enthusiasm among the developer community for SharePoint. We know that hundreds of thousands of developers have used the SharePoint platform in the past year, and we believe that will increase to more than 1 million developers over the next couple of years with the introduction of SharePoint 2010

Steve Ballmer, PressPass Interview 10/16/2009

To be able to use SharePoint as a development platform, we must first build an understanding of how SharePoint development works. We must learn some of the tools of the trade, and some of the standard approaches for performing SharePoint modifications and customizations.

The primary tool for building SharePoint ...

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