[Question]: I am a complete newbie in SharePoint development. Where should I start?
Here is what I recommend to read to build a solid understanding of SharePoint architecture and development. I would recommend to read highlighted pages and then dive into development.
I suppose the whole highlighted pages reading will take up to 2 days.:
Understanding and troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 technology features and services - pages from 6 to 14
Understandingsharepoint journal issue "Introducing SharepPoint 2010" by Bjørn Furuknap - pages from 99 to 152
SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Windows Development Series) - Chapter 1: Introduction into SharePoint pages 1-130
What about 2013?
here we are go: Simple concept: Jump start for developers of SharePoint 2013 App
Beginner's luck is on your side!
And full-blown collection of the SP book to get lost)
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