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Rencore increases analysis capabilities for modern development approaches in its customization governance tool SPCAF

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Organizations customizing SharePoint in a more future-proof way are now able to optimize and secure AngularJS, update JavaScript libraries, and benefit from SharePoint PnP.

Orlando, Florida and Munich, Germany, Rencore today added AngularJS to the list of programming languages covered by the SharePoint Code Analysis Framework (SPCAF). AngularJS has become increasingly popular among developers writing SharePoint customizations because of its alignment with Microsoft’s emphasis on a ‘modern’ user interface. The latest version of SPCAF also includes new rules adding SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP)-based optimizations and JavaScript library version checks. With SPCAF’s increased ability to analyze, optimize and secure modern development approaches, businesses will be better prepared for a future where Microsoft discourages the use of traditional ‘full trust’ code.

Since 2016 Microsoft has been urging SharePoint developers to move away from ‘full trust’ and server-side customizations, and instead to develop client-side customizations. This is for a number of key reasons:

  • According to Microsoft client-side customizations are more secure.
  • Client-side customizations open SharePoint development to a wider range of developers who know how to use client-side languages, but are not familiar with .NET (the language traditionally used to customize SharePoint).
  • Client-side customizations support the ‘modern user interface’ that is now familiar to companies using SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2016.

AngularJS is a web application framework, based on JavaScript, that found its way into the development of client-side customizations for SharePoint and has been growing in popularity recently among the community. With added support for AngularJS, JavaScript libraries and SharePoint PnP in SPCAF, the tool only becomes more useful.

Waldek Mastykarz, Microsoft MVP, SharePoint PnP Core Team Member and Product Owner – Risk Prevention and Governance at Rencore explained the significance of this move with regards to Microsoft’s strategy:

“Microsoft want to move developers away from writing server-side code for a number of reasons. However, possibly the most important reason is that in future, Microsoft are likely to depreciate support for any ‘full trust’ code customizations”.

This makes Rencore’s move to include AngularJS, SharePoint PnP and JavaScript libraries analysis into SPCAF especially timely. Waldek explains:

“If developers are writing new customizations, they need to know that they will be able to migrate that code either to the cloud or to future versions of SharePoint on-premises. By providing tools to analyze the quality of SharePoint customizations in AngularJS, optimize them with SharePoint PnP best practices and keep their JavaScript libraries up to date, we’re helping those organizations who are preparing for this new client-side future”.

 To learn more about the updates, visit Rencore at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, this week. The team will be providing demos of the update to SPCAF today and all week at booth #1645.

For further information or comment, please contact Rencore today:

Rencore Website: rencore.com

If personal contact details required:

Matthias Seidel
Head of Marketing
[email protected]
0049 171 14 18 463

RENCORE

Rencore is a software company providing award-winning solutions essential to the SharePoint and Office 365 space. They empower organizations to extend SharePoint securely through SharePoint applications. To achieve this, they have developed the Rencore Platform based on the four pillars: App Security, App Governance, App Management, and App Modernization. By using the Rencore Platform to help secure, govern, manage and modernize applications, organizations can consistently mitigate and manage any risks before they become a problem, allowing them to run a performant bespoke SharePoint platform to meet their business needs whilst also delivering a significant return on investment.