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Episode IV: A New Hope - May the 4th be with you

It has always been our vision to build a wikipedia of recipes to get things done. Today it launches. Welcome to azing.org

Prequel

JungleA long time ago, in a country far, far away, the iJungleboy (Daniel Mettler) grew up as a missionary kid. The jungles of Indonesia provided ample time and a bible translation computer, on which he learned to program.

Then he came to Switzerland and instead of getting a real education, he founded a company called 2sic to create awesome websites.

But dark omens were on the horizon: it was really hard to manage a company, train people and ensure that know-how flowed to ensure great results. 

So he had to improvise, and developed a wikipedia/checklist/e-form hybrid. With this, his team was able to create interlinked instructions for getting things done.

It was like programming - just with recipes instead of procedures.

So the team went on to create over 300 recipes, and 2sic thrived. But it wasn't possible to share the solution with others, because it was quick and dirty. So he went on to create version II and III, but they still were not good enough. Now version IV is out, and it's ready :)

Episode IV: A New Hope

JungleThe new system is now called azing.org. It's a public wikipedia of recipes where people can create instructions to get anything done right. 

We built it using DNN and 2sxc, and lets you write normal text just like using Word to create instructions. Any bulleted lists automatically become checkboxes, images are automatically resized and links to other recipes automatically open up that recipe when you need it. 

We believe it will change the world - because it's a revolutionary way to spread knowledge. Instead of writing how things function, it provides recipes and e-forms to let people get things done. 

When a novel step like "make sure you have super-user permissions" confuses the user, a sub-recipe will guide him to the solution. And when a step like "Install DNN on your PC" is challenging, it will open an nvisionative recipe which will guide the user through installing NvQuickSite and using it. And that recipe will contain a SQL installation recipe. And so on. 

Here some examples:

  1. My personal travel/pack recipe, which I'll use for DNN Connect
  2. A 2sic recipe to set up developer workstations
  3. This recipe explains how to install 2sxc - from ensuring you get the right file in github, all the way to follow-up work
  4. This (German) recipe shows how to plan and execute a photo-shoot, starting with a professional briefing and going through all kinds of decisions and steps to ensure it's really great. 

Introduction Video May-4th

I created a special video to celebrate today - may the 4th be with you :)

With Love for the DNN Community

We really love the DNN community, and hope you'll embrace it. Please try it out, check out one of the public catalogs, then sign in and give it a try yourself. We'll publish more recipes in days to come. Here are some starting points for you: 

  1. Recipe catalog of DNN-Community containing some first recipes
  2. Recipe catalog of 2sxc
  3. English recipe catalog of 2sic

Love from Switzerland,
iJungleboy


Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.



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