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SharePoint® 2010 Development® For Dummies® by Ken Withee

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Chapter 13

Developing Web Par ts

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering how Web Parts make the Web better

arrow Understanding Web Parts in SharePoint

arrow Developing your own custom Web Parts for SharePoint

arrow Learning how to package and deploy Web Parts to SharePoint

When to use iterative development? You should use iterative development only on projects that you want to succeed.

— Martin Fowler

Okay, regardless of whether you’ve been jumping around in the book or reading right through, you’ve probably encountered some of the characteristics of Web Parts. Part II, in particular, talks about developing a SharePoint site using the browser — which includes creating Web Part pages and adding Web Parts to the SharePoint pages you’re developing. SharePoint comes with a number of very useful Web Parts, but even they can’t address all needs. At some point you might need a Web Part that’s so specialized and unique that the only option is to create it from scratch. That’s why, in SharePoint 2010, Microsoft paid particular attention to the programmer crowd and invested a lot of resources in providing the tools for ...

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