The SharePoint Framework (or SPFx) is a new development model for SharePoint user interface extensibility. It is used by 1st and 3rd parties, complementing already existing user interface models such as the SharePoint Add-in model. The SharePoint Framework allows for a structured and supported approach to enrich and extend the user interface of SharePoint, using client side frameworks with initial support for client side Web Parts. Based on modern web technology standards, it offers a unique set of features to make SharePoint customizations more broader available for developers and enterprises, but at the same time aligns with previous models and patterns in SharePoint. In this document, we will provide administrators with the background, benefits, and knowledge they need to successfully manage SharePoint Framework-based components within their SharePoint environments.
The SharePoint Framework reached the General Available (GA) milestone, with version 1.0.0, in February 2017
This package is a sample kit of 40 Client Side Web Parts built on the SharePoint Framework SPFx. You can find here different kind of high visual web parts as carousel, images galleries, animations, map, editors, etc.
Docker images for working with SharePoint Framework by Waldek Mastykarz https://hub.docker.com/r/waldekm/spfx/