Recently I had an exciting mail conversation with Thomas Deutsch. He came up with an idea how to fasten the development of apps. This smart approach is called “Provider Hosted First”. See Thomas' original blog post. Here are some highlights: What you actually do is a local website which runs in
```Then a SharePoint-hosted app is created with an SPAppIframe that refers to that local app site. Genious!!! Some key features of this approach:
* This local app contains a livereload script. Your sharepoint app is updated every time you save your css, js, html file in your IDE
* Grunt minifies, bundles your assets
* Grunt runs your tests automatically when your content is modified
* The SharePoint app can be on Premises, on Office 365, wherever you want it.
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## Comments from Wordpress.com
[Paul Tavares](http://paultavares.wordpress.com "email@example.com") - <time datetime="2013-07-10 02:59:34">Jul 3, 2013</time>
[Björn]( "firstname.lastname@example.org") - <time datetime="2013-07-02 11:07:08">Jul 2, 2013</time>
Awesome! I'm gonna try that out!
[Anatoly Mironov]( "email@example.com") - <time datetime="2013-07-02 15:31:33">Jul 2, 2013</time>
Great! When you go to Thomas Deutsch blog, you can download the source code for the solution.