Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/Online Development

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A few people have asked for advice on resources to help them get started with SharePoint development. Here are a few I like to suggest, add a comment if you have others. Sites SharePoint 2013 development overview Getting Started (SharePoint Development in Visual Studio) SharePoint Add-ins Videos Channel 9 Microsoft Virtual Academy Pluralsight On-demand Library… Continue reading Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/Online Development

CSOM and JSOM in SharePoint – Explaining what the acronyms mean

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It seems that there is some confusion over these two acronyms. Let me see if I can’t help clear that up. CSOM stands for (the) Client Object Model. This is a remote API that has three implementations: one for .NET managed code (e.g. C# and VB), one for Silverlight (yes, that still exists), and one… Continue reading CSOM and JSOM in SharePoint – Explaining what the acronyms mean

How to get the Version Number of a SharePoint-Hosted App in JavaScript

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I spent some time a while ago trying to figure out how the get the version number of a SharePoint-Hosted App in JavaScript code. After a bunch of Googling and building demo Apps I gave up with the assumption that this information was not available. This morning I was writing some code that worked with… Continue reading How to get the Version Number of a SharePoint-Hosted App in JavaScript

Video: Building JavaScript-Only Web Parts for SharePoint

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This video shows how to build JavaScript only web parts using a framework I’ve been working on for the last while. Please note that the framework is not production ready at this point, it is presented as a reference implementation only. Some of the code shown in this video comes from a blog post entitled… Continue reading Video: Building JavaScript-Only Web Parts for SharePoint

Reduce Code Need for SharePoint REST API Calls with SPRestRepository

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I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now and I finally found the time. Take a look at the two REST API calls below. The only thing that is different is the resource path in the URL. If this is case, why are we writing the remainder of the code over and over… Continue reading Reduce Code Need for SharePoint REST API Calls with SPRestRepository

Video: JSON Light Support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API

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Over the Summer, Microsoft released JSON Light support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API. One of the big bits of feedback we got from developers using the REST SharePoint API was about the payload of the data that was returned. Our response was to add support for JSON Light. JSON Light is an open standard… Continue reading Video: JSON Light Support in the SharePoint 2013 REST API

Session Recording: JavaScript and jQuery for SharePoint Developers

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I recorded the JavaScript and jQuery for SharePoint Developers session I gave at SharePoint Saturday New York on July 26, 2014. The audio was recorded using my laptop microphone so the quality isn’t very good but hopefully it is understandable. The slides and demos can be downloaded from http://1drv.ms/1pkKYRR Session abstract: Much of the JavaScript… Continue reading Session Recording: JavaScript and jQuery for SharePoint Developers

Adding a Service Reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API

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Some time ago I wrote a post describing my issues trying to add a service reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API. I’ve done some more investigation since then and I have some additional information. First off, I talked with my friend Paul Schaeflein who wrote a great blog post on how to use the… Continue reading Adding a Service Reference to the SharePoint 2013 REST API