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Entries for December 2017

Announcing Updates to the DNN Community Showcase

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Have you visited the Community Showcase page lately? One thing that is important to our community is showing off DNN’s flexibility in design, functionality, and use cases. This became obvious as we received a lot of feedback about this page in recent weeks. The good news is that the page has been updated and we’re ready to showcase what DNN can do to the world.

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Dec 28
By: Clint Patterson

15 Years of DotNetNuke

The first time I met Shaun Walker

15 years ago a guy named Shaun Walker released something special unto the world. Something that would ultimately change the way Microsoft approached Open Source. Shaun released a CMS tool called IBuySpy Workshop, a modified version of IBuySpy Portal. The IBuySpy Workshop ultimately became DotNetNuke, now known as DNN (I’m nostalgic for DotNetNuke btw).

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Dec 23
By: Chris Hammond

Fixing SQL Warnings displayed in Security Analyzer

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This Security Analyzer module helps the users detect some security issues in their sites so they can work on tightening their site's security. One of these checks is done against the permissions given to the SQL server user specified in the connection string. Many people saw some warning next to the SQL server check. In this article I will explain how to fix this issue.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

Diagnosing and Fixing Slow Pages Loading in DNN Sites

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Sometimes DNN site super users could notice some performance issues in their sites. For example, the some or many pages take a very long time to load (2 to 3 minutes or more). In some cases where the site is operating in a web-farm, the slow page loading is more noticeably visible. There are a few reasons for these symptoms and I will explain how to diagnose and fix these issues in this article.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

DNN Unit/Integration Testing – Part 3

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This is the third article to guide those who would like to contribute to DNN Platform on how to write tests. In this article, I will expand on the previous articles (Part 1 and Part 2) and show you how to start adding new test features. I will base the tests on a real code that was contributed by some community members.

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Dec 22
By: George Alatrash

DNN Unit/Integration Testing – Part 2

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This is the second article to guide those who would like to contribute to DNN Platform on how to write tests. In this article, I will walk you through writing a set of positive and negative unit tests for validating some code change in the Platform source code.

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Dec 20
By: George Alatrash

DNN MVP Meeting December 2017

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Each Month DNN MVPs meet to discuss all things DNN. This month we had a great meeting discussing ecosystem updates, product updates, and updates from each Ecosystem Advisory Group. We also decided to share MVP Meetings with the greater DNN ecosystem.

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Dec 15
By: Clint Patterson

DNN Summit 2018 is Fast Approaching: Reasons to Consider a Sponsorship

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I attended DNN Summit 2017 in Denver and had a great time. I met users from different states and different countries, each with a unique perspective and history working with DNN. During the day, the sessions and networking were valuable.

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Dec 14
By: Dennis Shiao

DNN Digest December 2017

DNN Digest Summary Image Banner This month's DNN Digest has a lot of ecosystem information including the newly announced DNN-Connect event, a spotlight feature on a new community member, Andrew Hoefling, a look at the DNN Team on Kiva, and more!

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Dec 08
By: Clint Patterson

Welcome Font Awesome 5 - The Free Font that made 1 Mln on Kickstarter

Font Awesome 5 was just released today. But it's much more than just an icon-font - here's what you need to know.

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Dec 08
By: Daniel Mettler
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