Most developers know SharePoint 2010 Web Parts as the way to provide custom functionality within SharePoint. In recent years, it has become the standard for increasing the functionality of SharePoint.
The ability to allow the end-user to modify behavior, content or appearance of the site from their browser is interesting because it provides users with a custom viewing experience that seems tailored to their needs.
One benefit to SharePoint 2010 Web Parts is that it is open to a design pattern based on your configuration. This means that it is possible to have a generic component retrieve content from a URL rather than being forced to have an individual Web Parts for every URL that is going to be retrieved. This reduces code duplication and improves overall performance of your site. Your SharePoint consultant can help you determine whether this would be suitable for your site.
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