SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is new, lots to learn, explore and build new innovative modern features into SharePoint Modern Interfaces. With SPFX, you will notice you get a lot of extra files for configuration, libraries, temp code and compiled code; a lot of clutter and noise that’s not needed as part of the majority of development, it just gets in the way when I want to focus on the code! Huff….
The above example isn’t a large project but you can see lot more files that is necessary to SEE they are necessary for compilation, debugging etc. But really do we need to see these files?
On May the 4th Microsoft announced a new development framework for SharePoint, based on pure client side technologies. This framework would be utilising a combination of Node.js, Gulp, TypeScript, React and Knockout. It marked a radical change to the way we develop apps using established open source frameworks for pure client side with SharePoint office 365 and eventually SharePoint 2016.