A common requirement in SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007 developments is having somewhere to save your configuration data. Maybe you need to persist a SQL connection string, maybe you need to save the URL of your accounts system web service or perhaps you want to store settings for your web part that in some way alters the behaviour of your application.
The Twilight Zone
The weirdest problem. You debug your code in Visual Studio, place a break point and try to step through… All of a sudden, Visual Studio seems to go mad and highlights the wrong line. As you step further in it seems to jump almost randomly from one line to the other…. WTF?!!
It’s been my pleasure over the last few weeks to teach SharePoint 2010 to an audience of developers for Microsoft during their Ignite event in Dublin.
One of my favourite features of the news development platform has got to be Sandbox Solutions and the User Code Service. This allows developers to write code, packaged up as a SharePoint .WSP solution, and deploy it at the site collection level in a security sandbox. This feature is aimed at hosted and multi-tenant SharePoint customers, and also the incredibly security conscious.
I’ve been asked to recommend some good texts for those learning SharePoint development. So here are the are books that I recommend for my SharePoint development students for both WSS 3.0, and MOSS 2007.