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LEARNING HOW TO CREATE PORTALS USING DOTNETNUKE Brian Scarbeau Brian.Scarbeau@gmail.com The future of internet applications is based on the creation of portals to deliver web based services. Organizations that have a great deal of information are centralizing their applications by an information portal. More specifically they are solving their problem by creating an Enterprise Information portal to share information on databases over the web using applications that are created with object oriented ...
When you are creating DotNetNuke Custom Module(Primary Assembly) in Visual Studio 2003, you are using BuildSupport project responsible for taking the DLL that is created by your project and adding it to the DotNetNuke solution's bin folder. At the same time for debugging you specify DotNetNuke as the StartUp project for the solution. Visual Studio has a “Build and Run Option“ -”Only build startup projects and dependencies on Run”. Ensure that is not ticked.(Unfortunetely the ...
The final week of the semester is finally here. This semester has been a good one so far and my web design students have learned a great deal about web design. I hope they continue studying about web design and take my advanced class where we learn about portals and work with dotnentuke. I will be working on web services for this final week. Some of the advanced students will complete all of the lessons in the CurliQue curriculum and some are only three or four lesson behind. I will introduce my ...
How do I get my DotNetNuke (DNN) Portal Site In Search Engines I delved into the DNN arena earlier this year - and I'm very happy I did. A common question I have come across is, “How do I get my DNN Portal in search engines?” I found a very good article that reviews the key points for your success, and thought I'd link to it here for you. Many thanks for John for this information: http://www.dotnetnukesites.... Enjoy ...
We found an interesting problem the other day with the combination of these items. We launched our new site back in July, and have been fighting with google to get ourselves listed in search. MSN and Yahoo both listed us and gave us pretty high page rankings, but google refused to see us, even with links to our page, etc. I know that google has a “sandbox” that they put new sites into, but this didn't appear to be the problem. I don't know if you know about it or not, but google had a ...
Last week, I purchased the new Wrox Publisher ASP.NET book called Professional ASP.NET 2.0 by Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Farhan Muhammad, S. Srinivasa Sivakumar, Devin Rader. The book was mentioned on Brian Goldfarb’s blog. Brian works with ASP.NET at Microsoft Corporation and he’s bright and super energetic. I’ve heard him talk on a couple of occasions and more recently heard him on a webcast that he did on stage with Steve Balmer at the VS Studio event in San Francisco. A couple ...
Several years ago, my computer science students placed third at a local computer programming contest. They won a trophy along with a computer for the school to use as part of their prize. I beefed up the memory on the pc and turned it into a server for my dotnetnuke website and for student asp.net work as well. The server served its purpose and this month the computer science department purchased a new server because the old server was getting too slow for us to use. I had no idea how long it would ...
I warn you this path takes up about 4 hours of your time if you dare follow. So I know I'm bringing up some old posts, but I recently came across them is my night of blog reading. I recently read Bram Cohen's post about Avalanche. This lead me to watching his stanford talk. Which took me to some other blog that linked me to Robert Scoble's Zef says Microsoft can't hire great programmers. Next I read Zef Hamel's post on “Why Microsoft Can't Hire Great Programmers”. Of course now I had to listen to ...
I've posted on ASP.NET forums the following: I have an existing ASP.NET 1.1 Application that includes more than hundred different ASPX pages and user controls (ASCX). The application consists of a number search forms, results lists and data details forms to view and edit database data. I am considering converting the application to DotNetNuke. I am looking for information what is the best approach for converting. Should I make all my User Controls be derived from Modules.PortalModuleBase or I can ...
Angel Arce - .NET Shipping Library for Web Developers - www.aarce.com A little bit of a light turnout, the area is still in hurricane shock, many still don't have power and the stoplights are just now returning… Still almost 20 people showed up!! A South Florida jewelry company wanted to automate the shipping aspects of their online business. Historically they have transcribed the orders from the web by hand into their shipping system. The site is www.purityrings.com Both UPS and DHL provide ...

DotNetNuke 4.0 is now available and it's running on ASP.NET 2.0.  You know these guys were on the edge of their seats waiting for the final release of .NET 2.0.  Re-compile!  Deploy!  Go! Go! Go!

New features include:

  1. Support for AJAX.
  2. Windows Authentication (Finally!)

Get DotNetNuke here.

Tomorrow is my last day at New Horizons. My final task as a New Horizons employee was to create a professional and easy to maintain website for New Horizons of Cedar Rapids. To accomplish this task I created a New Horizons skin and container for the lastest version of DotNetNuke. The site went live today and you can see screenshots of the change at here. Most of my DNN sites are on an older verison of DNN. I have say that I am very pleased with the latest version of DNN. I was able to pull this site ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] As some of you may have heard, Chris Williams announced that he has been named Chairman of the INETA Marketing Website Committee. Basically, this committee will be in charge of managing the content on the new, redesigned, DotNetNuke-based, up-and-coming INETA website (still under development). Well, to make a long story short, Chris gave me the honor of being one of the members of this committee. I only hope I can live up to the expectations that Chris probably has ...
I'm pleased to announce that as of today, I am the chairman of the INETA Marketing Website Committee. Some of you who read this are probably already aware that the INETA website has been undergoing an extensive redesign and migration to DotNetNuke. It will be my job, and that of my team of volunteers, to manage the content for the new and improved INETA website. Currently, this committee consists of myself, Jason Olson, Lou Vega, Robin Edwards & one other person, yet to be found. That's right... ...
For those of you who may be teaching web design or programming to your students I'll be posting on what I'm doing with my students with ASP.NET aka WebMatrix as I'm working with my students this term. I was teaching web design for ten years and realized that I have been teaching the same curriculum to my students. Web design has changed during that time which included css, dhtml, asp, etc but I wasn't teaching that to my students. After seeing ASP.NET three years ago I started to write some curriculum ...
This post and more can be found on my active blog, here. Apparently Microsoft will be releasing a tool called aspnet_merge that will help resolve some of the shortcomings in the deployment options when precompiling ASP.NET 2.0 projects. This is supposed to be available on November 7th, but I don't feel like I want to wait. Thanks to the DotNetNuke guys for working with Microsoft on this. I'm really surprised that it got to be so late in Microsoft's development cycle before they figured out this was ...
I've started to read DotNetNuke documentation. The Guided Tour page refers "For more information on custom groups you'll want to read the tutorial: Manage Users." However the link doesn't described custom groups. To find more about “Security Roles“ you should read DotNetNukeOnlineHelp ...
I had the opportunity to catch up with DNN creator Shaun Walker while attending the Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond. We discussed the plan to move forward with migrating DNN to ASP.NET 2.0. Check out his latest blog entry on the subject for more information.
I know there are a lot of activities this evening but don't forget about the Birds of a Feather Sessions hosted by INETA (the International .NET Association). BOF Sessions are fun, informal and interactive, refreshing after a day of listening to presentations. At 9:00 PM there will be sessions on Managing Programmers (John Moody), Software Factories (Gunther Lenz), Writing Secure Code (Keith Brown), DotNetNuke (Shaun Walker), .NET vs. Java (Leo Shuster), Distributed Atomic Transcations (William Tay) ...
For those of you that are not at the PDC, I'll be doing a presentation at the North Jersey User Group on the DotNetNuke open source project tomorrow. If you haven't been in a cave for the last two or three years, you've heard of DotNetNuke, and already know that it's a rich open source product for building and maintaining professional web portals, but like many, you have not had a chance to explore the product. On a side note, Miguel always has impeccable timing, and called me while I was writing ...
I am trying to get the Ajax.NET library working against DotNetNuke. If you have had any luck in doing this, please share your experience. It seems that as of right now, DNN is not very conducive to working properly with the library. I think this may take a little work(around) ;-). On another note, this blog post was of interest to me. The author of Ajax.NET has posted that his project is now open source. If you go to the sourceforge.net project site for this library you will see that in fact there ...
Here is a list of the sessions at the upcoming Portland Code Camp which I'm interested in. I doubt I'll be able to attend all of these but I'll try to get a good cross section of the information available that's for sure. Some Cool Avalon Stuff - Chris Sells Garbage Collection, IDisposable, and You - Chris Tavares Ultimate Tools for the Ultimate User - Scott Hanselman Some Assembly Required - Scott Hanselman .NET Compact Framework v1.0 Overview - Ed Kaim .NET Compact Framework v1.0 Tips & Tricks ...
I just recieved Professional DotNetNuke Asp.net Portal Starter Kit and started skimming it through. The book is mainly about administration and not the development of the DotNetNuke. They assume that you have dotnetnuke ( which offcourse you can download it from www.dotnetnuke.com for free ) and want to administer it. I was hoping the book would cover the development details like classes used and database design issues. I guess the best way is to download DotNetNuke and see the source code that what's ...
I will be speaking at Tamp Code Camp on July 16th, this is a one day free developer event for developers by developers. if you are in the area I highly encourage you to attend. you can find out more about it here. http://www.tampacodecamp.com/ here is a list of the speakers Jeff Barnes Architect Evangelist - Microsoft Jeff Barnes, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE – Microsoft Architect Evangelist for the Gulf States District. BizTalk 2004 for Developers Kevin Barnhill Web Architect - Wilson Miller [ www.naplesdot.net] ...
Its always hard at first to get a good grasp on any new technology. A novice programmer always wonders that what is the best way to learn. In my case working on a personal project proved to be really good. Offcourse before that you have to read some good books that will give you an introduction to the technology. Apart from reading books asking questions on www.asp.net forms have also helps me alot. People from all over the world answer questions and express their views. When I started implementing ...
Scott Schecter has released NukeSyndicate, a blogging module for DotNetNuke that supports enclosures.
I'm seeing a rise of great concepts from my fellow programmers! However, I'm also seeing a rise of those great concepts being poorly coded, and subsequently get cut-n-pasted into their projects as a base. Case in point: IBuySpy portal. Great idea. Poor implementation. ASP.Net website uses it too. Who's idea was it to use a single aspx page for the entire application, and load a user control for the page content? Did this person ever hear of Web site logging analyzers? You've essentially negated hundreds ...
I happened to sit next to the staff from DotNetNuke at the INETA summit, including Shawn Walker (the benevolent dictator of the DNN source code). Shawn is in Vancouver, B.C and said that South Sound .NET User Group in Olympia, WA within his travel sphere and that he would be willing to come talk to our user group! I know that we have many DNN users in our user group that would absolutely love to see Shawn speak -- so I will try to set this up when I get back from Tech Ed.
Today the WI .NET community experienced a great turning point. I’m sure Andy Grove would call it an “inflection point”, but screw IBM anyway. So, what happened today? Well, a non-official WI .NET User Group welcoming party welcomed a newcomer to the area. Somewhat organically, and based mostly on a blog post, 6 members of the WI .NET Users Group Executive Committee met at Fuddruckers in Brookfield today for lunch to welcome John Mitchell to our neck of the woods. It was very cool ...
Here I am staring at the blinking cursor, and wondering what to say. Naturally, were I not actually staring at the Blog screen, I'd have tons. Let's hope that I at least have something to say eventually. :-) Well, I guess an introduction is in order... My name is Theo Moore. I have been a VB6 programmer working primarily on database applications for the Jet and SQL Server platforms. My speciality has been writing database conversions and VB customizations for my company. I also have been doing QA, ...
What’s a Code Camp? It all started with Thom Robbins, Microsoft techie up north – Vermont, I think. Anyway, it’s someplace where they have cold winters and get lots of time to think, because he sure came up with a good idea with Code Camp. You can read the manifesto in Thom’s blog archive. There’s a Code Camp Wiki for more info. Since I just noticed that Wiki is hosted by the Boston .NET UG, maybe Thom is a Massachusetts guy? That’s close to Vermont, right? Anyway, ...
Many people don't take MS based Open Source seriously. And DotNetNuke 3 is a painful and glaring example of why. What is the primary difference between DNN 3 and say Mambo Server (Linux)? Give up? Mambo can be run over a free database server (MySQL) supported by a majority of Linux hosting providers at no extra cost in the hosting plan. DNN 3, well since the group supporting the MS Access DB provider “went under” anyone who wants to use DNN 3 in a hosting environment is stuck with SQL ...
My friend Alan Stevens and myself are currently renovating the East Tennessee .NET User's Group website. Currently the site is a little ad hoc and has had many different hands in the pots I think. The new site will be powered by DotNetNuke, has more content, and will have much more flexibility and stability. If you are in the group, shoot me an email and I will send you a link for sneak preview. It really does look great. Jason Bentley http://geekswithblogs.net/jbentley
If you didn't make it to last night's Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) meeting, you really missed a good one. In addition to record attendance (40+ people!!), we had a great speaker (Jim Duffy), great pizza (A Dough Re Mi) and handed out over $1000 worth of .NET related giveaways! Fran Chadwick spent a few minutes getting everyone up to speed on the 2 .NET Study Groups we're sponsoring. One for VB and one for C# for those of us interested in pursuing certification, or just to learn more ...
If you're in the Charleston, SC area tonight around 6:00pm, stop on by... Thanks to INETA and Blackbaud, the Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) is pleased host Jim Duffy of TakeNote Technologies. The topic is Building Web Portals With DotNetNuke 3.0. What’s DotNetNuke, you ask? The short answer is that it’s an open source data-driven intranet or internet portal. For the long answer, please visit (http://www.dotnetnuke.com) for more information. In addition to this terrific presentation, ...
First, go over to Ted Neward's blog and read this. And read the comments too. Now, I've put my response to Kirk's latest rant here because Ted's comment system is totally whacked. One big blob of text. Yuck. So... David, I think you've hit the nail on the head when you admitted to having drank the Microsoft purple kool-aid. This show would not bother you 'cos brother Carl is preaching to the converted. Dude, I drank the Kool-aid. I didn't sell my soul. Carl's heavy; but he ain't my brother. Carl's ...
I meant to add this last week, but I'm a slacker... GC.NUG First Meeting Notes (12/09/2004) As many of you know, we had our first meeting tonight. I'd like to thank all of you who could make it. I had a great time and met some great people. I hope all of you did too. A big thank you to Blackbaud for giving us a place to meet each month.Attendance was good! We had 34 names on the signin sheet, and I know a few more folks slipped in after we got started. I think it was around 37 total.We started things ...

Dan Wahlin’s blogpost on using WSS also mentiones two other .net portal solutions that I had not heard of before.

DotNetNuke

RainBow Portal

I should find time to have a look at these…

 

Has anyone out there successfully integrated the Yet Another Forum application with DotNetNuke or IBuySpy? If you have I would like to know if you had any problems with it. I think I will attempt it just to know if it can be done. There are plenty of instances of the ASP.NET forums being integrated but the YAF application is simply better IMHO.
I have six Gmail invitations up for grabs but they aren't free. I want to hear stories of an IBuySpy/DotNetNuke/Rainbow/etc implementation you have done in a real world environment. I am even more interested in portals you have written to replace the previously mentioned apps and the approach you used. I will give the invites to the best stories. Email them to me or post them here. Sorry, all the Gmail invites are gone. Thanks for the stories ...
Tonight I launched a new skin for the .NET Book Club. Let me know what you think. It is suprisingly easy to create a skin for .NET Nuke. The more I use that product, the more I like it.
In my spare time (is there ever any?) of the past couple of days I have been manipulating both the ASP.NET Starter Kits and the source code from DotNetNuke . Both frameworks seem to have their advantages and disadvantages but I really like the DotNetNuke stuff a lot. You can take this source code, install it on a web server, add the SQL Server database (or Access if you really must), make a few minor “adjustments” and you have a pretty cool looking web app in production. As I am not that ...
Well the book club isn't going off as planned, but I will keep trying. This idea is definitely hard to complete, because it is asking a lot out of the members. Even though reading books is part of our profession, it is hard to get developers to read. It is too much of a chore for most of us. How can we change that? What would make a group like this better? I hear a lot of people complaining about time. I have no time, blah blah blah. I don't know how many people I have seen from the lab portion of ...
Here in the United States, April 15th is the dreaded day by which we must file the forms (and possibly pay) for our Federal and state taxes for the previous calendar year. Inevitably, the television news will station a reporter at a post office to interview the late filers as they come to mail their tax returns (the requirement is a postmark no later than midnight before penalties start to apply). Each year you can hear the same lame stories from the poor unfortunate souls the depressed journalists ...
I generally dislike weblog introductions so I won't make you suffer through this one. I think that blogs should not be personal but informative. I am just a geek, though, so who knows. If I post personal stuff, it will definitely be in a different category. With that said, I am currently involved with two interesting products. The first is an IBuySpy clone that extends the object model to the point that it actually useful in nearly every scenario. Unfortuantely, I don't have a demo up to this point. ...
Based on Kent Tegels idea and blessing, I created http://www.dotnetbookclub.org. This site is still under construction, but uses the .NET Nuke 2.0 portal. I love this thing. It had to be the easiest site I have ever setup. If you haven't looked at this thing, I highly suggest it. http://www.dotnetnuke.com is the site and 2.0 rocks. If you have any ideas for the .NET book club, please feel free to email me or write a comment. The site should fully be ready by the end of the weekend along with more ...