Wednesday, January 16, 2013

SharePoint 2010 - Developer Tools

In this post we will analyze the suitable developer tools for creating rich SharePoint Applications.

Though SharePoint is pure web development and any web editor can be used, still developers usually stick to  the main 2 development tools.

Visual Studio
Enables development using "SharePoint Object Model" with any of the supported server side languages (C#, VB.NET etc). You can quickly create...
  • Windows\console application, Webparts, Workflows, Features etc using object model
  • Site Definitions
  • Site Actions
  • and more...

SharePoint Designer
SharePoint Designer 2010 is a specialized HTML editor and web design freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites and web pages. Using SPD 2010 you can develop SharePoint solution without using any code. Using SPD 2010 you can easily...
  • Create Dataview Web Parts for displaying list data.
  • Easy creation of  designer Workflows.
  • Easily Connect with External Data using BCS.
  • Customize SharePoint web forms (New, Edit, Display) 
  • Coding with Javascript and Jquery Scripts.
  • and more...

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