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Understand difference SharePoint Framework generator related packages

Since the SharePoint Framework initial v1 release, I’ve seen questions coming up about a concept that confuses developers. This is a simple concept, one that could have been avoided with a better naming decision many years ago. In this post, I’m going to attempt to clear it up.

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is coming up on its 5th anniversary of the v1 release in just over a month!

From the very first release, I keep seeing one question keeps coming up about a concept that confuses developers. This is a simple concept, one that could have been avoided with a better naming decision many years ago. In this post, I’m going to attempt to clear it up.

In this post, I cover:

  • What’s the problem?
    • Yeoman generator for the SharePoint Framework
    • SharePoint Framework runtime, libraries, & dependencies
  • “OK, makes sense! So why do people get confused?”
    • Scenario: Upgrading SPFx projects
    • Scenario: Working with on-premises SharePoint deployments
Info: Read the full post on the Voitanos blog
This post first appeared on the Voitanos blog: ** Understand Difference SharePoint Framework Generator Library Packages
Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.