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Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development Paperback – Jun 8 2010
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Put the power of SharePoint 2010 into practice
As a first-class platform that has evolved significantly since its previous release, SharePoint 2010 now provides several advancements for the developer (native Visual Studio tools support, services and extensibility enhancements, and APIs), and many new capabilities (improved data programmability, line-of-business interoperability, and sandboxed solutions). With this authoritative guide, industry veteran Steve Fox provides expert guidance on developing applications as he walks you through the fundamentals of programming, explores the developer toolset, and provides practical code examples to teach you how to use many of SharePoint's new developer features. You'll quickly discover how SharePoint's rich platform supports great collaboration, extensibility, and interoperability.
Beginning SharePoint 2010 Development:
Guides you through the creation of your first SharePoint 2010 application
Addresses working with SharePoint 2010 sites, lists, and Web parts
Describes developing SharePoint applications using SharePoint Designer 2010
Reviews standard and Visual Web parts, as well as data view Web parts
Details integrating SharePoint with Microsoft® Office
Explains how to secure your SharePoint 2010 applications
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About the Author
Steve Fox is a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Platform Evangelism group at Microsoft. He's worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, in areas such as natural language, search, developer tools, and more recently Office Business Application and SharePoint development. Steve also presents at many conferences such as TechEd, VSLive, DevConnections, SAP TechEd, among others, and has written a number of articles for MSDN Magazine.
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Why 4 stars and not 5? Well, because sometimes the instructional exercises are not clear about when/where certain steps are to be performed. As a book geared towards those who have never done SharePoint development before, this is a big deal. In fact, some of the steps are just plain wrong (it looks like the author may have been using a Beta or Release Candidate version of SharePoint 2010--based on some of the screenshots that appear in the book--but even so, there is no errata at Wrox's site. And, I didn't post one because it was too much of a pain to do so). In particular, Chapter 4, pp. 155-156, steps 7-15 are not correct. In fact, in the later steps, looking at the Site Settings page in SharePoint, there is no Look and Feel section anymore (at least, not as a major category header) and I could not find where the author was talking about to apply a custom master page that was created in this exercise as the site's master page.
Other than that, though, the book is overall very good about explaining the high-level concepts pertinent to SharePoint 2010 development--and I do mean high-level; this book is really geared to brand new SharePoint developers with possibly little previous development experience.
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