Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development by Steve Fox

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Discover how to take advantage of the many new features in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 is a significant leap forward from the 2007 release, and 'you will find that there are a ton of features built into the platform for you to leverage in your solution development. Because SharePoint is a broad platform that covers a lot, this book also covers quite a bit of ground. As a Wrox Beginning book, the goal of Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development is to get you started with many of the fundamentals so that you can continue on to advanced programming beyond this book.

The book's goal is to quickly take you from the basics of SharePoint, to installing and configuring a development environment, and then into how you can develop for SharePoint. The book is heavy on coding exercises, but tries to stick to a common set of .NET patterns to ensure you walk away with understanding the different ways in which you can code for SharePoint. Moving from beginning to advanced means that you can expect the walkthroughs and chapters to become increasingly more complex within each chapter and throughout the book. The walkthroughs have been created to be concise and to guide you through all of the steps you must accomplish to complete a coding task.

Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development is aimed at the developer who is new to SharePoint. The book assumes you have some programming experience and a passion to learn how to develop for SharePoint. But this book does not assume that you've programmed against SharePoint before. With regard to your general development background, the two assumptions in this book are that you have some familiarity with Web development, and you have an understanding of .NET programming. With regard to Web development, this book assumes that you understand HTML, and may have an understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language/Extensible Stylesheet Language (XML/XSL), and dynamic languages such as JavaScript. You may have a light understanding of ASP.NET and are looking to apply this knowledge to the SharePoint space. In any case, you have some understanding of the fundamentals of Web and .NET development, and are looking to apply those to the SharePoint space.


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The authors all work for the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team at Microsoft. They spend most of their time developing SharePoint and cloud-based applications and working with customers and partners. Collectively, they have coauthored many books and articles and regularly present at conferences, both domestically and internationally.STEVE FOX is the Director of Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) for SharePoint and Windows Azure. He regularly speaks to developers about SharePoint, Offi ce, and cloud development, at both domestic and international conferences. Steve has authored many articles and books, including Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development (Wrox, 2010) and Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications on Windows Azure (MSPress, 2011). He has worked at Microsoft for 12 years and currently lives in Seattle, Washington.DONOVAN FOLLETTE is a Sr. Technical Evangelist for Microsoft with more than 25 years of experience developing enterprise business applications on a variety of platforms. He currently specializes in helping to enable developers in building integrated line-of-business (LOB) solutions with Microsoft Offi ce and SharePoint 2010.GIRISH RAJA is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft's Redmond campus. In this role, Girish helps the community learn various development features of SharePoint and provides guidance for building applications using its platform. He also works on demonstrating how well SharePoint integrates with other Microsoft technologies through his blog and various channel9 videos. Prior to this role, he was an Evangelist for Dynamics CRM.PAUL STUBBS is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist for Azure, SharePoint, and Office, where he focuses on the information worker development community around SharePoint and Offi ce, Silverlight, and cloud computing. He has authored several books on solution development using Microsoft Offi ce, SharePoint, and Silverlight, as well as several articles for MSDN Magazine, and has also spoken at Microsoft Tech-Ed, PDC, SharePoint Conference, DevConnections, and MIX conferences. Paul has also worked as a Senior Program Manager on Visual Studio in Redmond, Washington. Paul is a Microsoft Certifi ed Trainer (MCT) and frequently participates in the developer community on the Microsoft forums. Visit Paul's blog at for deep SharePoint developer information.
Published May 14, 2010 by Wrox. 504 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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