When Microsoft released SharePoint 2013, it was pretty clear they were steering people away from using the product as a portal to using it as a gateway to external systems and services. Since you can't use the Server Object Model remotely, developers building these external systems will need to become familiar with the Client Object Model (CSOM) and/or the REST API if they want to communicate with SharePoint. This session will introduce these two APIs, provide a brief overview of their history, and show you how to get started using them through a series of demonstrations.
You will learn:
- What are the Client Object Model and REST API
- How to perform common operations using the Client Object Model
- How to perform common operations using the REST API