Hello Newman... er, SharePoint
By Mark Rackley
August 13, 2012 —
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Options, options, options...
There are SO many development options in SharePoint. With out-of-the-box SharePoint Designer, client-side scripting, server-side development, and remote development, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which option to choose. However, if you take the time to become a well-rounded SharePoint developer, these options become your arsenal for obliterating any business problem that pops up. You can literally become unstoppable as a developer. Now, where’s my cape?
Like it or not, there’s nothing more relevant than SharePoint right now, and with a solid cloud strategy, SharePoint is going to be relevant for quite a while. Developing in SharePoint ensures that your skills are up to date, you are valuable to your organization, and you are marketable should you decide to advance your career. Not many technologies can offer you job security like SharePoint development can.
SharePoint makes you think
So yes, SharePoint is complicated, but that’s part of what makes SharePoint development great. I like to be challenged. I like to think. I like to solve problems that not everyone can, and boy does SharePoint keep me on my toes. If you want to sit in your cube and code in Java all day where the code does exactly what you expect it to, then have at it. That’s not for me. I’ll stick with SharePoint development and maybe
stave off Alzheimer’
s a bit longer.
SharePoint Development can literally save lives.
So yeah, maybe you think I’m crazy. Maybe you think I’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid a little too long. But I love my fast-paced, challenging, relevant, frustrating job, and look forward to doing it for many more years.
Mark Rackley is a SharePoint Solutions Architect and SharePoint Practice Lead at Summit 7 Systems.
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