With the introduction of the new SharePoint 2013 app model, the definition of “Office and SharePoint Developer” has changed dramatically. A whole new set of skills are required to build apps in a cloud-centric world. That’s why I’ll be teaching a one-day pre-conference workshop at SharePoint Conference 2014 - Cloud App Developer Critical Skills Jumpstart - focused on ramping-up attendees on these new technologies. In order to help you decide if the workshop is right for you, here’s a taste of the content. It’s going to be a busy day for sure!
jQuery and Other third-party libraries
Third-party libraries like jQuery, Knockout, Bootstrap, and Angular are rapidly becoming standard parts of Office and SharePoint apps. In this module, we’ll cover the basics of jQuery and other third-party libraries. You’ll get a good understanding of the current landscape and where these libraries fit in.
REST and OData
Data access changes dramatically in a cloud-based world with the introduction of RESTful services to the model. In this module, we’ll cover the fundamentals of REST and OData so that your apps can consume data from these sources. Later in the workshop, we’ll also show how to create your own sources.
HTML5 and CSS3
Visual Studio 2013 introduces the Model-View Controller (MVC) pattern as an option for developing cloud-hosted apps. In this module, we’ll show how to use MVC5 to develop cloud-hosted apps. We’ll also create our own custom RESTful services using the WebAPI capabilities of MVC.
As you can see, the “modern” Office and SharePoint Developer has a lot to learn. So join me at the pre-con workshop to get up to speed. Afterwards, you’ll be better positioned to get the most out of the conference content and your app development projects.
See you there!