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Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013

By : Johnny Tordgeman
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Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013

By: Johnny Tordgeman

Overview of this book

SharePoint 2013 feels like a of fresh air, offering many new features and changes over older versions. Among these new features is a completely revamped search engine. "Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013" is a quick-start guide to creating search-driven applications using the new and exciting features that have revolutionized the SharePoint enterprise search experience. "Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013" is a fast-paced, practical, hands-on guide to the world of enterprise search in SharePoint 2013. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world examples, this book will give you a head start creating fresh and exciting search-driven applications using SharePoint 2013's new search engine. "Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013" is an accelerated way to create search-driven applications for SharePoint 2013. By covering the basics first and gradually covering all search related topics, this book will be your guide through the world of SharePoint's enterprise search. Furthermore, you will learn how to use the powerful feature of Query Rules to create smart conditions that help respond to user's search queries intelligently. We will also discuss how to style search results and make them stand out, how to index external content so it will be searchable using SharePoint's powerful search engine, and how to use the new client side search APIs, which will allow us to take advantage of search in Apps, the new development model for SharePoint 2013. After reading Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013, you will understand what it takes to create applications that use search as a content provider. Using applications that are based on real world examples and step-by-step tutorials, you'll get hands-on experience in developing search driven applications.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Preface

Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013 is a fast-paced, practical, hands-on guide to the world of enterprise search in SharePoint 2013. With step-by-step tutorials and real-world-based exercises, this book will give you a head start in creating fresh and exciting search-driven applications using SharePoint 2013's new search engine. The book covers a wide range of topics such as Query Rules, Result Types and Display Templates, Working with the new client APIs, and Business Connectivity Services.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting Started With SharePoint 2013 Search, gives you a taste of the new features SharePoint 2013 search brings to the table and then dives deep into the architecture that holds this system together.

Chapter 2, Using the Out of the Box Search Components, shows you how to use query rules and result sources and get a taste of building a simple search-driven application. SharePoint 2013 provides a rich out of the box experience for developing search-driven applications.

Chapter 3, Using the New CSOM and RESTful APIs, explains how to work with these new APIs and build a SharePoint hosted search-driven app using the new App developing approach. SharePoint 2013 changes the way we developers extend the platform by providing a whole new set of client-based APIs.

Chapter 4, Customizing the Look, focuses on creating display templates that define how a search result will render, and result types that define which display template a result should have. SharePoint 2013 opens up a whole new way to design our search results.

Chapter 5, Extending Beyond SharePoint, introduces how to create an external indexing connector and understand how to work with external data. In a real-world environment, not all the information we wish to search for is hosted within SharePoint. Business Connectivity Services (or BCS for short) enables us to extend beyond the realms of SharePoint and index data from external systems.

What you need for this book

To run the examples shown in this book you will need a SharePoint 2013 server with Visual Studio 2012 installed.

If you don't have access to a full SharePoint 2013 server, Office 365's SharePoint Online and Visual Studio 2012 can also be used to run most of the examples in this book.

Who this book is for

This book is written for SharePoint and JavaScript developers who wish to get started working with SharePoint search. The book assumes working knowledge with previous versions of SharePoint and some experience with JavaScript and client-side development.

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