Now that we have been introduced to SharePoint's powerful capabilities and know what we would like to build using them, let's find out more about the tool that would be best to build our masterpiece.
In this chapter, we will cover the following:
We will examine if there is other software that we can use to develop our SharePoint site.
We will take a tour of the integrated development environment (IDE) and familiarize ourselves with its elements including:
The many task panes that give us access to SharePoint's most powerful controls. We will learn what they are used for and how to arrange them neatly on our screen.
The benefits of switching between Design and Code view.
The command bar.
The Status bar.