SharePoint 2010 as a Single Page Application | IT tech | Scoop.it

What is a Single Page Application?  Essentially, an application disguised as a single web page.  Like the official "Twitter" web application.  You click, things happen, data is loaded and released asynchronously, layouts are arranged and displayed.  Like magic.

On a crazy Thursday afternoon I had the mad idea of building a Single Page Application on top of SharePoint.

The story so far
* Everything in a SharePoint farm solution
* UI layout using Twitter Bootstrap - what you see above is based on the Fluid example template
* UI binding using Knockout.JS
* Additional glue with jQuery
* Reading from SharePoint via OOTB REST service API
* Exposes _spPageContextInfo object
* Expose SP.ClientContext objects/scripts


Via Jan Hesse, Joe Jorden