Serge Luca's Blog (SharePoint MVP)

Introduction

In this post I will give you a quick overview of the SharePoint 2013 REST/oData service; I will only use the browser (and Http GET calls) to illustrates several REST statements; in other posts, we will start writing code (.net and javascript)

Step1.The big picture.

In SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has extended the impact of CSOM which is often considered as the reference api instead of the good old server side api. In the past SharePoint developers started their SharePoint training path buy learning the server side api, but today with new the app model, learning the client side apis should be the first priority. CSOM can be used in remote .Net applications, but also in javascript : however the javascript CSOM can only be used within SharePoint pages : keeping the client side code as independent of SharePoint as possible might be very important for some customers and…

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