Developing Add-ins and Solutions for SharePoint

SPT05 SharePoint Developers, Come to the Client Side (We Have Cookies)


11:00am - 12:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Bill Ayers

Bill Ayers

Technical Director

Flow Simulation Ltd.

It's been tough for us SharePoint developers who have spent years perfecting our SharePoint server-side development skills. Everyone, including Microsoft, is telling us we should back away from the SharePoint server and instead develop client-side solutions. It's not always obvious how to get there. JavaScript has matured in the last few years, and there are some great tools and frameworks that have created a powerful client-side platform with a rich developer ecosystem. Besides existing Web services endpoints, the newer versions of SharePoint have REST/OData endpoints to support rich client-side solutions using open standards. And with the Office 365 APIs, this story is getting better. This session will look at the exciting new options available to SharePoint developers that let us write the software our business users want, whether they're using SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud.

You will learn:

  • About the different patterns of Client-side development that work with SharePoint versions old and new and Office 365
  • How to compare the legacy APIs, CSOM and REST SharePoint APIs and Office 365 APIs
  • How we can use these new models to build apps for today and for the future