New Article: Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework
Microsoft recently announced the general availability of the SharePoint Framework, a new development model for the creation of custom solutions within Office 365. The SharePoint Framework, also known as “SPFx”, provides customers with a way to extend the platform for Intranet and collaboration scenarios with a “pages and parts” model that is lightweight and easily configurable. As with any new model, developers will need to learn a new way of doing things, but SPFx has some specific requirements that may prove challenging for those who have been working with SharePoint for any length of time as well as those who are new to the platform. Before getting started, it is important to learn what skills are necessary, which tools are required, and how to configure an environment to begin creating SPFx solutions.