Developing SharePoint Apps in Visual Studio
In this chapter we’ll show you how to create SharePoint apps using Visual Studio 2013. An integrated SharePoint development environment was introduced with Visual Studio 2010 but, to be honest, it just wasn’t that great. With the improvements in 2012 and 2013, Microsoft really raised the bar!
For starters, Visual Studio can now work directly with a cloud-hosted SharePoint server such as Office 365. Previously, you had to install the SharePoint products on your development machine in order to develop and test. Now, you can point Visual Studio to your Office 365 site and you’re ready to go. They ...