Today a new development model for SharePoint has been announced: The SharePoint Framework, a Page and Part model that enables fully supported client-side development, easy integration with the Microsoft Graph and support for open source tooling.
The SharePoint Framework was designed to empower SharePoint developers both inside and outside Microsoft. Our engineers are building our modern experiences using the SharePoint Framework. You can use the same technology, tools and techniques we use to build more productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready from day one.
The SharePoint Framework will be released to Office 365 customers in First Release this summer. Web parts built with the framework can be added to modern pages and experiences and to existing pages.
In the third quarter of 2016, you will see:
- The Files API on Microsoft Graph.
- SharePoint Webhooks (preview).
- Client-side web parts for existing pages (preview).
And by the end of 2016, we will deliver:
- The Sites API on Microsoft Graph.
- SharePoint Webhooks (GA).
- Custom sites on the SharePoint Framework.
See here for all the high level and low level details of the new SharePoint Framework:
- The Future of SharePoint
- The SharePoint Framework—an open and connected platform
- Everything you need to know about the SharePoint Framework
- What you should learn to prepare for developing solutions on the SharePoint Framework