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Entries for June 2015

Using Luke to peek into Lucene Search Database

The new Search starting DNN 7.1 uses Lucene as its indexing and querying engine. Lucene is a file-based NoSQL database.  You need a specialized Java tool "Luke" to dig into this database. Luke is mostly used to troubleshoot issues with Search, ... Continue Reading »
Jun 25
By: Ash Prasad

Don't Add a Captcha To Your Form Unless You Have To

I come across too many web forms which include a captcha element, one of those captchas where you have to type in the squirly characters, I know the site admin added it in hopes it might thwart spam bots in the future. These captchas add friction to ... Continue Reading »
Jun 23
By: Tony Henrich

Intro-Video: Content-Management fun with DNN/2sxc7 in 100 Seconds

I believe we need more fast-consumption material to convince people that DNN is the optimal solution for their needs. As "the content-guy" I created a intro-in-100-seconds video - use it as you wish, and it would be great if you too could create such intro-videos in 100 seconds or say 3 minutes. Anything longer and I believe it won't be used in quick-research scenarios. Continue Reading »
Jun 18
By: Daniel Mettler

It's time to learn Grunt to automate development and design

Now that the Microsoft-Does-Everything-Different is dead and we all are moving to the development models of the future which embrace HTML and JavaScript - it's time to learn Grunt

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Jun 16
By: Daniel Mettler

Tutorial: Learn to create a News-App within minutes using Safe, Token-based Development (with video)

DNN (without 2sxc) is a bit scary for non-developers - because whenever you read tutorials you end up thinking that Visual Studio is the way to go, that you must use C#, and that anything you develop like that won't work in the near future. Which is kind of correct...

So I created a short video showing how to create any kind of App - in this case a News-App - using just [Token]-templates, a few views and more. Simple, future-proof, web-designer-optimized. Have fun, try it out, enjoy.

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Jun 08
By: Daniel Mettler

DNN Connect 2015 - DnnMobi Slides

Have you been thinking about how to start building mobile apps for DNN. Look no further, Ash has got it covered. Go through the slide decks from his presentation at DNN Connect to get started. 

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Jun 06
By: Ash Prasad

DNN Hangout - May 2015 - Mandeeps Presents the New Live Forms Module

In this episode, we have the pleasure to speak with another veteran of the DNN community, Mandeep Singh.  Mandeep is the CEO and founder of Mandeeps, one of the most successful and seasoned vendors in the DNN ecosystem.  Like some of our pr... Continue Reading »
Jun 05
By: Will Strohl

DNN Hangout - May 2015 - Managing Pull Requests with GitHub

Practice makes perfect, right?  At least that’s what “they” say.  In this case, we attempted to do a special edition DNN Hangout about DNN and GitHub.  Unfortunately, the first time we did it, we only showed a single screen.  So w... Continue Reading »
Jun 05
By: Will Strohl

DNN Connect 2015 Video: Take me to Cache - Offline Web Sites and Web Apps on Mobile Devices

Watch the recording of the DNN-Connect Session where Daniel Mettler shows how web sites can replace many native Apps - simply by allowing users to take them offline and making the site look like an App. Together with DNN/2sxc Content Management this allows you to create advanced mobile solutions without Xamarin and bypassing the App-Stores Continue Reading »
Jun 01
By: Daniel Mettler

DNN Connect 2015 Video: Learn Simple AngularJS thanks to Best Practices

Watch the recording of the DNN-Connect Session where Daniel Mettler showed how AngularJS can be very easy to develop with if you understand the basic principles and follow best practices. The video is for both beginners and advanced developers. Continue Reading »
Jun 01
By: Daniel Mettler

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