A few words from the Scot Hillier, the author :
I wanted to take a moment and be clear about the intended audience and expectations for the book.
This is a 4-chapter book intended to be a ramp-up on the new app development model. The target audience is experienced SharePoint developers. The book is not the “one-book” you buy that has every SharePoint development topic. That book is our “Inside SharePoint 2013” book. About half of the content in this mini book will eventually find its way into the larger book, but we wanted to get this information out as soon as possible.
The book is organized into 4 chapters
- Chapter 1:”Introducing SharePoint apps” covers the new SharePoint app model in detail
- Chapter 3: “App security” is all about the security concepts necessary to develop Apps. It explains the concept of the app principal and describes the details behind the OAuth security model.
- Chapter 4: “Developing SharePoint apps” covers professional patterns for app development, such ad Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and Model-View-Controller (MVC). Within these patterns, you will read all about the basics of creating apps with various workloads, such as search, social capabilities and Business Connectivity services (BCS)