What IS SharePoint Development?

Body: So, I just wrapped up my fourth year speaking at SPTechCon and as always it was a great time with a lot of awesome content. This year I presented a session on “What IS SharePoint Development?”. Now, I know what you are thinking, but this session was not about picking that old scab about who should and should not be calling themselves a “Developer”. This session was much more geared to educate people on the different possibilities for development in SharePoint. Sometimes, the biggest mistake a developer can make is opening Visual Studio. It’s definitely important for a well Continue reading What IS SharePoint Development?

Fill The Gaps–Why every developer should attend a deep dive training course

Body: Recently, I had the opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do, attend a deep dive SharePoint development training course. So, last week I was in a classroom for 9 hours a day for 5 days (well, 6 hours on Friday) learning all the in’s and out’s of SharePoint development. When people in the SharePoint community heard I was taking the training course, some were confused and perplexed. I was getting asked questions from multiple people that were akin to “Hey, aren’t you one of the guys who’s supposed to know this stuff? Why are YOU taking a Continue reading Fill The Gaps–Why every developer should attend a deep dive training course