Getting Started with SharePoint Development Workshop at DEVIntersection

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At the upcoming DEVIntersection conference in Las Vegas, Mark Rackley and I will be doing a full-day workshop designed to help developers get started with SharePoint Development.

DEVIntersection – October 26 to 29 – MGM Grand, Las Vegas
The intersection of tools and technologies today creates a need for a conference that allows you to go in-depth with experts on the technologies you’re using today but also cross over and hear what’s happening with other technologies to keep you on the cutting edge.

SharePoint Development: The Second Best Defense Against the Zombie Apocalypse – October 26
Getting started with SharePoint development can be challenging. SharePoint is built on top of ASP.NET so there are many similarities between ASP.NET and SharePoint development, but there are also many differences. Understanding these differences and how they change the way you build solutions that target the SharePoint platform is one of the keys to becoming an effective SharePoint developer. With this in mind, this full-day tutorial has two goals: To introduce you to the tools, APIs and practices used during SharePoint development; and to highlight the areas where SharePoint and ASP.NET development differ. Specifically we will cover the SharePoint platform architecture, the SharePoint developer environment, and the SharePoint developer APIs. We’ll also look at how to do development in both managed code and JavaScript, using both Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer. For the record, the first best defense against the zombie apocalypse: BACON.

Mark will spend the morning covering JavaScript and jQuery development in SharePoint. He will be using SharePoint Designer to add JavaScript files into SharePoint libraries and then use out-of-the-box SharePoint web parts to inject those JavaScript files into SharePoint pages. Along the way Mark will discuss the use of CSOM and the REST API, how to use jQuery with SharePoint, how to customize SharePoint forms, and how to use the new Office UI Fabric.

I will spend the afternoon covering SharePoint development with Visual Studio. The first half of the afternoon will be a look at building and deploying Features and Solutions (both Farm and Sandbox). In this section I’ll also touch on the SharePoint architecture, The second half of the afternoon will be an introduction to the SharePoint App (Add-In) model. I’ll focus on SharePoint-Hosted and Provider-Hosted Apps but I will also spend a little bit of time talking about Azure Apps and the Office 365 APIs.

The material in this workshop applies to development for both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online.

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