Using JavaScript to query SharePoint Lists

So, there I was – a developer at heart with the same tools as a designer (SharePoint Designer to be precise), limited to what can be accomplished on a site collection (i.e. no C# code or custom features) . So what do I do? I had a hunt around the internet and found a couple of ways to query and update lists in SharePoint 2010 one was to use JQuery and the other is to use to the JavaScript Object Model provided in the ’14 Hive’.

Based on my findings and the great examples available on MSDN I went with the latter option. Here is a link to the finer points on how to use the SharePoint 2010 JOM:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh185015

Enjoy!

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