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Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013

Johnny Tordgeman

The search engine in SharePoint 2013 is a refreshed version and this book will show you how to make the most of it with a range of methodologies for developing search-driven applications. JavaScript experience required.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171003
Paperback106 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with SharePoint 2013 Search
New features of SharePoint 2013 Search
The search architecture
Chapter 2: Using the Out of the Box Search Components
Getting acquainted with result sources
Learning query rules
Using the content search web part
Building a simple search-driven application
Chapter 3: Using the New CSOM and RESTful APIs
Understanding the Keyword Query Language
Using the new client-side APIs
Building a SharePoint-hosted search-driven app
Chapter 4: Customizing the Look
Result types and design templates
Chapter 5: Extending Beyond SharePoint
BCS for search
Building a BCS search connector

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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