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MVP Summit, Hanselman, The FAQ & AJAX


Attending this years MVP Summit was a great experience. Finally the opportunity to hook up with the DNN Core Team. Also had a long chat with Scott Hanselman (to the left), maybe one of the most influental people in the community. I've read his blog for many years now and if you haven't, you can find it here: 

The new and improved FAQ module was released and can be used along the latest version of DotNetNuke and I am quite pleased with the result. Don't forget to put the FAQ module in AJAX mode (settings) and add your own styles.  

In fact, making ajax easy to develop has been something that has caught my attention for a long time and I am pleased to announce that the Gaia Ajax Widgets 2007 Q2 was released today. The difference between Gaia and most other frameworks is that Gaia mirrors System.Web on the client and once a control is constructed it is never rendered again. In other words, state is never lost on the client.

This has huge implications and if you haven't checked out Gaia yet, you can download a free version here:

I have also created a quick introduction video that demonstrates Gaia and shows the semantic differences. You can view the video here:


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