Not typical question here on StackExchange, but hopefully somebody can point in the right direction to get started.
I currently use SPD 2010 to create many workflows on our On Premise instance of SP2010. I have a small number of custom workflow actions installed from codeplex as farm solutions that add actions that allow me to apply custom permissions to list and library items.
I am currently looking to move our SharePoint environment Online and think I should really start looking at creating my workflows in Visual Studio, otherwise I feel I will loose many of the capabilities I currently use.
I am struggling to find some good general starting guides in getting started.
I've never used Visual Studio with SharePoint before and the project types I find all seem to require me to have a local install of SP, is this still the case for developing for SP Online?
I know a full start to finish guide is too much to ask for on here, but if anyone know of a good resource, or a collection of good resources that would be great.
I think something that may be confusing me are the new terms for things, in VS2012 I see project templates for 'SharePoint Solutions', but also 'App for SharePoint 2013', are workflows for SharePoint 2013 Online created through the App template?
Also, we currently have a SharePoint 2013 Online environment to work with, and I have Visual Studio 2012, but could just as easily install VS 2013 if more suitable.