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SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform by Bernd Pehlke, Jörg Krause, Christian Langhirt, Martin Döring, Alexander Sterff

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Chapter 1. Developer Basics

In this chapter you'll learn everything you need to start developing on the new SharePoint 2010 platform. In particular this chapter will explore in detail the primary development tool: Visual Studio 2010. You'll learn the strengths and weaknesses of SharePoint Designer 2010 and how it compares with Visual Studio.

The topics covered in this chapter are

  • SharePoint developer support

  • Debugging your code

  • Installation scenarios and how to set up your development environment

  • Visual Studio 2010 and the SharePoint tools

  • Developing on 64-bit computers

Not all developer tasks can be accomplished using visual tools. The SharePoint SDK (software development kit—for SharePoint it's a collection of help files, manuals, and examples) is ...

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