As Steve Fox, Director of Services for Microsoft® presents in a video tutorial titled USING THE CLIENT-SIDE OBJECT MODEL IN SHAREPOINT 2013, client server programmers have an opportunity to develop Apps for SharePoint 2013 via the Client Side Object Model (CSOM).
It certainly makes sense for Microsoft to provide this group of developers with an extensive foundation for app development. Microsoft, arguably, is the largest ISV in the client server computing market. There are vast numbers of programmers developing client server applications for the business market. So, why not open an opportunity for these developers to contribute app development for SharePoint 2013. The special cloud “twist” to all of this is CSOM, itself, which was developed as a method of building processes to run on thin clients (web page browsers), without dependency the server. In multi-tenant public cloud environments it makes complete sense to insulate the server from untrusted, anonymous connections, while building more processing power into the browser for client-side computing.
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