A SharePoint developer is becoming more and more a web developer. This has some big advantages but it also means that our daily work is changing a lot.
Considering all these changes it’s hard to keep up with the latest technologies.

This blog will give you an overview of the technologies and tools you can no longer ignore.

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Yeoman
The web’s scaffolding tool for modern web apps.
<http://yeoman.io/>

Visual studio code
Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.
<https://code.visualstudio.com/>

Office UI Fabric
The official front-end framework for building experiences that fit seamlessly into Office and Office 365.
<https://dev.office.com/fabric>

SPFx
SharePoint Framework—a Page and Part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and support for open source tooling.
<https://blogs.office.com/>

TypeScript
TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
<https://www.typescriptlang.org/>

NPM
NPM is the package manager for JavaScript. Find, share, and reuse packages of code from hundreds of thousands of developers — and assemble them in powerful new ways.
<https://www.npmjs.com/>

NodeJs
Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for developing a diverse variety of tools and applications.
<https://nodejs.org/>

React
A JavaScript library for building user interfaces
React (sometimes styled React.js or ReactJS) is an open-source JavaScript library providing a view for data rendered as HTML.
<https://facebook.github.io/react/>
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/React_(JavaScript_library)>

NG2
Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
<https://angular.io/>

Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
<https://git-scm.com/>

Gulp.js
Gulp is a streaming build system, by using node’s streams file manipulation is all done in memory, and a file isn’t written until you tell it to do so.
Much like Grunt, Gulp is a javascript task runner. Gulp however prefers code over configuration. Being that your tasks are written in code, gulp feels more like a build framework, giving you the tools to create tasks that fit your specific needs.
<https://scotch.io/tutorials/automate-your-tasks-easily-with-gulp-js>

ADAL
The Active Directory Authentication Library enables client application developers to easily authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and then obtain access tokens for securing API calls.
<<https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/mt417579.aspx>

Bower
Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management.
<https://bower.io/>

Summary:
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“Be curious, try things,  fail fast!”  –  Sebastian Levert

 


Rob Lempens

Rob Lempens

Developer @ Spikes

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