Join Sahil Malik for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of SharePoint Framework for Developers: 4 Managing External Libraries.
- [Instructor] Let's talk a little bit about what you should know before you watch this course so you get the maximum value out of it. You need to be somewhat familiar with modern dev, things like TypeScript, node.js npm-based dev, Visual Studio code, Gulp, Yeoman, Sass. These words should ring a bell with you. No, you don't need to be an expert at these but you need to have a good working-level knowledge of these. You also need to have some familiarity with Office 365.
For the purposes of this course, I'll be able to demonstrate everything in the local workbench, but fair to say, that if you're working with SharePoint Framework, you should have some familiarity with Office 365. This course is not about the basics of SPFX, like how to write a webpart, how to write an extension, what is a SharePoint Yeoman generator? So I expect that you have some basic understanding of SPFX. Certainly, I have other content on LinkedIn Learning which'll introduce you with the basics of SPFX.
I should also mention that in this course, I will not be teaching you how to write react.js or knock out a J query, or for that matter, any such framework. I'll be showing you how you can use these libraries without getting into the details of each one of these libraries. You can follow along this course on a Mac, Windows, or Linux VM. The good thing about modern dev is that it is cross-platform in nature.
I have shown all my demos on a Windows machine. However, Mac-specific instructions are very minimal and I mention those as we go along. And yes, you should have a dev Office 365 tenancy to which you have full admin access. This doesn't need to be a production tenancy, just a tenancy that you have full admin access to.