Understand difference SharePoint Framework generator related packages

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:23 AM

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

This post first appeared on the Voitanos blog: Understand Difference SharePoint Framework Generator Library Packages