These are my slides from the ShareCamp2013 in Munich http;//www.sharecamp.de
Even if Microsoft wants us to believe that with SharePoint 2013 the future of developing lies in Apps, full trust farm solutions are still the first choice for more extensive customizations for dedicated but also for shared SharePoint farms.
Though Visual Studio 2010/2012 helps developers way better in development than previously, it still does not provide guidance how SharePoint solutions should be developed and structured. The templates are often not more than empty shells and don’t help SharePoint newbies to get started the right way.
The free SharePoint Software Factory (http://spsf.codeplex.com) has provided that guidance since VS2005 and SharePoint 2007 and helps both beginning and experienced SharePoint developers to create professional solutions, without knowing every tiny piece of XML.
This session will explain the SharePoint Software Factory and the best practices which it is based upon.