As a front-end developer I have only used Microsoft Napa to built Apps, have never used Visual Studio.
I now have a requirement to write REST data back into SharePoint Online List from a public website. Using RESTangular I have done this plenty of times in a MySQL stack.
I have read
- and more
But these all explain building an App.
Before I start the trial/error proces I would like to get clear:
- Can a Public Website write data to a SharePoint Online list?
- Is Visual Studio (.Net code) required to built such a solution?
RE: Comments about _api/contextinfo
contextinfo has to do with accessing a HostWeb from an AppWeb.
As Access SharePoint 2013 data from add-ins using the cross-domain library perfectly explains.
And I have used this in multiple Add-ins I developed
I now want to go Cross-Domain,
In my case from a Browser Plugin activated on a LinkedIN page to a SharePoint List
This ofcourse results in 403 (Forbidden) errors.. Or should I say ofCORS
On my LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) stack no problem, I can just add:
header('Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept'); header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *'); header('Access-Control-Allow-Methods: OPTIONS, GET, POST, DELETE, PUT');
The ADAL - Azure AD Authentication Library for .NET library tackles that problem, AZURE is used as the middle-tier. But all the examples/documentation list Visual Studio as requirement.
So my question is:
- Do I really need Visual Studio? Or can something else be used?
(and yes I understand the AZURE as middle-tier is required)
My question (rephrased) is:
I am a stupid (Angular) Front-End developer (with 20+ years LAMP stack experience) and never wanted to touch Visual Studio, I hated all the SharePoint Admin/(Backend)Development stuff... never believed it had a future.
(barely escaped once when I asked "Will you make SP2007 available in the Cloud?")
I am comfortable with Napa (but sure would like better integration in my Grunt/NPM/Bower process) and am comfortable with PowerShell as well.
- Do I need to hire .Net experience to get this working or can I just do the AZURE configuration without ever touching Visual Studio?
And if someone wants to do a Skype for Business session and configure this for me..
Mail me a price quote.
And I do not want Zappier, I am paying Microsoft plenty of $$$ a year for a place to store my Data and I just want copy some LinkedIN data there.