Build custom business applications for SharePoint with Visual Studio LightSwitch—including intuitive apps that don’t require a single line of code. This example-driven guide takes non-programmers step-by-step through the process of creating simple apps and utilities, and shows programmers familiar with C# or Visual Basic how to build customized applications with more functionality.
Discover how to build and test your applications quickly without a lot of expensive server hardware. Once you get up to speed with LightSwitch, you’ll create quality line-of-business applications tailored to specific customer needs in no time, whether you work in-house or for a vendor.
Learn how the LightSwitch Presentation, Logic, and Storage layers work behind the scenes
Configure your SharePoint server and workstation to work with this development environment
Navigate the graphical environment and its various user screens
Use examples to build simple single-function applications for search and data entry
Expand your app’s capabilities by using LightSwitch extensions and Silverlight controls
Connect your LightSwitch app to external data sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, SQLite, and cloud-based applications
Paul Ferrill has a BS and MS in electrical engineering and has been writing about computers for more than 25 years. He currently serves as CTO for Avionics Test and Analysis Corporation, working on multiple DoD projects. Software development has been his primary focus, along with architecting large-scale data management and storage systems. He also serves on several DoD standards committees, providing input to the next generation of data recording and transmission standards. He has a long history with both Microsoft and open source technologies. His two favorite languages are Visual Basic and Python. He’s had articles published in PC Magazine, PC Computing, InfoWorld, Computer World, Network World, Network Computing, Federal Computer Week, Information Week, and multiple web sites.
Comments about oreilly SharePoint Apps with LightSwitch:
Don't waste your money. You can Google most of the content that's in this book. You can also find more info at the Visual Studio LightSwitch Developers site. The title is misleading as it simply connects the LS application to a SharePoint site and doesn't actually teach you how to create a SharePoint hosted app.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend