I've been asking for debugging information, nothing. Looking for written information (that's accurate), next to nothing. All I can seem to find is hours of videos, and it's not realistic to view hours of videos looking for reference information. I been through them, plus the DNNHero videos, and I've yet to find anything that discusses a module that actually does anything. One table, Two fields, woop-de-do.
At least in the DNN4/5 days there were some books what discussed creating modules that worked, not just the theoretical implementations of possibilities that might work if you hold your mouth just right.
So what I have found is the only thing that actually works in the "DAL for the new century" is simple single table actions with a one column integer key, where the column names all match the object names, and there aren't that many of them. If something doesn't work, there's ZERO information about how to find out what happened. DAL2 is certainly not ready for prime time, and I guess the only way to get a real module working is going back to DAL where things have some stability.
After days of working on an exact replica of the time module created from the Cristoc template I'm pretty much at square zero. I find out after DAYS of tracing that the DNN Petapoco layer will simply log something to the event log and not error, and what's logged pretty much tells you nothing. Don't do follow all the undocumented parameters perfectly, no SQL, no error, no nothing. The only way to debug anything in DAL2 is to load the entire DNN source and use that with SQL Profiler, and then pray. Either debug the entire core yourself or throw in the towel. What progress.
To be frank, this is bullshit, it's not like I just started coding yesterday. I've been a DNN user since the DNN2 days, and DNN7 development process is about to knock me off the platform quicker than a buzzard off a shit-wagon. I guess only cash paying customers get any help anymore, and those of us that paid by being users for the last decade+ don't count. The module I'm working to convert I wrote in 2005, the templates I originally did for DNN4 I was planning on upgrading to DNN7, but at this moment I'm angry enough to just walk away. I don't have time to waste.