Hi, my background is ASP.NET development and I'm looking to write an app or two for our SharePoint 2013 Intranet. I'm struggling in terms of the setting up of the development environment. I think I'll be fine code-wise but the setting up is a nightmare for me.
We have a SharePoint Dev farm, everything is installed on the single server. Our Live Intranet has a front end web server, an application server and a database server. We also has a separate web server which contains ASP.NET applications.
I have created a certificate (.pfx) on the Dev farm and also created an app identifier. I have all the relevant tools installed on my PC for developing these apps but the config is frustrating me.
Can somebody please let me know how the development works in terms of simple config instructions with a sequence? Can I debug from my PC to the Dev server? Should I be deploying an app to the Web server and linking that up with the Dev farm and if so, how?
I understand there's provider-hosted (which I think is my preference) and also SharePoint-hosted apps. I just want to get started on some development but I'm struggling. Please help!