SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Book Review
|This is definitely the book to have for SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010. The book is laid out in a great format that makes for an easy read as well as a great reference.|
The book starts out with a 103 page introduction to three ways to view and work with SharePoint 2010. Using the Web site, using the Central Administration, and using Visual Studio. It is a great introduction for both seasoned SharePoint developers as well as beginners.
The book continues with a detailed overview of SharePoint development in Visual Studio 2010. It covers the project types, project items, deployment, and much more.
Next is a detailed overview of the SharePoint Object Model. The tips in this section on which objects need disposing of is great.
Then there is a chapter on SharePoint Lists, Event Receivers, Business Data, Content Types, Workflow, Web Parts, Pages, and Packaging and Deployment.
This book does a great job of covering the configuration of the Business Connectivity Services.
The only ding is the downloadable code. It is all available in the form of text files, but I would have preferred projects/solutions. I won’t ding the book for this since this may just be my preference and not everyone’s.
My favorite part of the book is the diagrams and tables. The diagrams do a great job of putting everything in context and the tables do a great job of providing a detailed summary on the topics being covered.
All in all this is a great book for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions with Visual Studio 2010. It is a must have for both Architects and Developers working in the SharePoint 2010 environment.