Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013


Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013
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  • Create search-driven applications using the new SharePoint 2013 enterprise search engine
  • Learn how to respond intelligently to user’s search queries using Query Rules
  • Filled with helpful tips, diagrams, and practical examples to make your organization’s search experience smarter

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 106 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 1782171002
ISBN 13 : 9781782171003
Author(s) : Johnny Tordgeman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Microsoft SharePoint

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013 Search
Chapter 2: Using the Out of the Box Search Components
Chapter 3: Using the New CSOM and RESTful APIs
Chapter 4: Customizing the Look
Chapter 5: Extending Beyond SharePoint
Index
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013 Search
    • New features of SharePoint 2013 Search
      • Search administration
      • UI changes and customization
      • Relevance and ranking features
      • New development methods
    • The search architecture
      • Content components
        • Crawl component
        • Content-processing component
      • Query components
        • Web frontend
        • Query processing component
      • The index component
      • Analytics processing component
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Using the Out of the Box Search Components
      • Getting acquainted with result sources
      • Learning query rules
        • Creating query rules
          • Setting the result source
          • Setting query conditions
          • Setting the action
      • Using the content search web part
      • Building a simple search-driven application
        • Adding content
        • Creating the result source
        • Creating a search vertical
        • Adding a query rule
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Using the New CSOM and RESTful APIs
        • Understanding the Keyword Query Language
          • The basics
          • Property restrictions
            • XRANK
          • Synonyms
        • Using the new client-side APIs
          • RESTful API
            • REST and SharePoint 2013
            • Using REST
            • REST and search
          • Client Side Object Model (CSOM)
            • CSOM and search
          • A SharePoint-hosted app
          • A provider hosted app
          • An autohosted app
          • Publishing an app
        • Building a SharePoint-hosted search-driven app
          • Create task apps (lists)
          • Understanding the requirements
          • Building the app
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Customizing the Look
          • Result types and design templates
            • Display templates
            • Result types
            • Styling results in a Content Search Web Part
            • Creating a custom display template
              • Getting the new properties
              • Getting the values of the new properties
              • Displaying the new properties
            • Enriching the Video Games Search Center
              • Modifying the default image display template
              • Creating the result type
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Extending Beyond SharePoint
            • BCS for search
              • BCS and search
            • Building a BCS search connector
              • Setting the operations
                • Implementing the ReadList method
                • Implementing the ReadItem method
                • Making the BCS model crawlable
              • Creating a search content source
            • Summary

            Johnny Tordgeman

            Johnny Tordgeman is the CTO of E4D Solutions Ltd., a boutique development and consulting firm in Israel. Johnny specializes in architecting enterprise-level solutions built on top of Microsoft's SharePoint platform. Johnny utilizes the latest in web technology and methodology in his solutions, such as HTML5, SPA, and MVC4. Johnny is the author of MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide, Packt Publishing, which was published in 2012. Johnny is a skilled lecturer and a Microsoft-certified trainer and can be found speaking at various conferences, open houses, and user groups. You can always find Johnny at http://blog.johnnyt.me, on Twitter at @JTordgeman, and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnnytor.
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            What you will learn from this book

            • Getting acquainted with the new features of SharePoint 2013 search and how its architecture is designed
            • Using query rules to define smart search conditions
            • Building search verticals
            • Using the new Content Search Web Part
            • Using SharePoint 2013’s client facing APIs and learn how to use them in a SharePoint hosted app
            • Styling results using Result Types and Display Templates
            • Learning how to use the business connectivity services application
            • Creating a BCS search indexer connector to index content that is external to SharePoint

            In Detail

            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.

            Approach

            A fast paced, practical guide, filled with code examples and demonstrations of enterprise search using SharePoint 2013.

            Who this book is for

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

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