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I am happy to report that I have an Abstract Factory architecture with a full SQL Server Data Provider implementation completed. The most time consuming part involved rewriting all of the DAL methods for each class in the DNN Core. The SQL Server imp... Continue Reading »
Aug 18
By: Shaun Walker

Dev Labs

I am attending Dev Labs at Microsoft this week... getting a sneak peek at the features included in ASP.NET 2.0 (Whidbey). NDA prevents explicit comments on detailed enhancements however I must say the team at Microsoft has done an amazing job of exte... Continue Reading »
Aug 14
By: Shaun Walker

DAL and PAs

DotNetNuke allows third party developers to create custom modules and compile their business/data access logic into a private assembly ( PA ). This DLL can be deployed to the DotNetNuke \bin directory and called directly by the application.For consis... Continue Reading »
Aug 11
By: Shaun Walker

Object Oriented Dilemma

Working on the abstract Data Access Layer has forced me to explore the object oriented capabilities of VB.NET. The purpose of the the abstract DAL project is to allow DotNetNuke to run on any SQL compliant database. To achieve this goal I am followin... Continue Reading »
Aug 09
By: Shaun Walker


The University of Texas at El Paso ( UTEP ) have created an ADA/508 compliant version of DotNetNuke which they have graciously offered to share with our community. We are currently deciding whether or not this code should be released in the next Serv... Continue Reading »
Aug 07
By: Shaun Walker

Service Pack

Starting today the Core Team will begin a one week development cycle on a Service Pack release. The purpose of the release from a management perspective is to establish the procedures for source code control, defect analysis, builds, and deployment. ... Continue Reading »
Aug 03
By: Shaun Walker


I added all of the project files into the source control in the Workspaces today. There are many files not included in the solution file which are necessary for running the application and had to be added to the Workspaces manually. I also created a ... Continue Reading »
Aug 01
By: Shaun Walker

Multi Language

I reviewed a good document today by Geert Veenstra regarding an alternate solution for the multi-language implementation. This solution uses a third party component called Esperantus which was developed by the creators of the Rainbow Portal project. ... Continue Reading »
Jul 30
By: Shaun Walker

New database server

The DotNetNuke.Com database was moved to its own dedicated server this weekend. Up until now the application has been running on a single shared web/database server and the performance of the site was starting to suffer considerably under the load. T... Continue Reading »
Jul 28
By: Shaun Walker


Sometimes I am really blown away by the amount of effort people are willing to contribute to an open source project. Last Friday I asked Scott Willhite to construct a draft outline the development process and procedures for DotNetNuke. I expected to ... Continue Reading »
Jul 24
By: Shaun Walker
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