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Professional Dotnetnuke ASP.Net Portalsby Shaun Walker
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Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals
DotNetNuke, the popular ASP.NET open source application, is sweeping through the ranks of ASP.NET and Web developers. Whether you've never programmed your own Web site before or you are an experienced ASP.NET developer, you'll find DotNetNuke and this book have something to offer you. You'll get started with invaluable hands-on insight for installing DotNetNuke on the server and then move on to developing and administering portals created with DotNetNuke.
Written by the creator and programmers of the DotNetNuke project, the book discusses operating a DotNetNuke portal. You'll see how DotNetNuke gives you a flexible architecture for rapidly developing Web applications and you'll find ways to extend the portal framework by developing modules that plug into DotNetNuke. Step-by-step instructions to administer DotNetNuke in various real-world scenarios will help you save time developing your own DotNetNuke ASP.NET sites.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
Web developers or administrators who have never used ASP or ASP.NET can use this book to create their first ASP.NET portal site with no programming skill required. Experienced ASP.NET developers can use this to create ASP.NET sites quickly and efficiently using DotNetNuke.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education for new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
* This hands-on guide covers various real-world scenarios for developing and administering portals created with DotNet Nuke, the ASP.NET-based solution for quick and efficient building of Microsoft ASP.NET Web sites
* Written by the creator and programmers of the DotNetNuke project
* Features step-by-step instructions on administering DotNetNuke and applying it in various real-world situations
* Discusses some of the more common issues that developers are likely to face when setting up DotNetNuke, such as Webfarms, capacity planning, and databases
* Covers the new DotNetNuke version 3.0 and examines key differences between it and the older 2.4 release
This guide is a hands-on guide covering various real-world scenarios for developing and administering DotNetNuke. It covers hands-on step by step configuration options on Windows 2003, and discusses some of the issues (Webfarms, capacity planning, databases) when setting up DotNetNuke.
After configuring DNN it provides a step by step instruction on administering DNN and applying DNN in different real-world hosting situations.
The second part of the guide is aimed at DotNetNuke development. DotNetNuke provides the developer with a highly flexible architecture for rapid application development (RAD) of Web applications using the module provider. The book introduces the DotNetNuke application architecture, and then gets into developing modules for the framework. In addition to module development it covers developing skins for your DNN web site using some of the common tools available.
About the Author
Shaun Walker is founder and president of Perpetual Motion Interactive Systems Inc., a solutions company specializing in Microsoft enterprise technologies. Shaun has 15 years professional experience in architecting and implementing large scale IT solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is responsible for the creation and management of DotNetNuke, an open source content management system written for the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. Based on his significant community contributions he was recently recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2004. In addition, he was recently added as a featured speaker to the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau, which allows him to evangelize DotNetNuke to User Groups across Canada. Shaun resides in British Columbia, Canada with his wife and two children.
Patrick Santry, Microsoft MVP (ASP/ASP.NET) holds MCSE, MCSA, MCP+SB, i-Net+, A+, and Certified Internet Webmaster certifications. He has authored and co-authored several books and magazine articles on Microsoft and Internet technologies. Patrick is frequent presenter on web technologies, having presented at several events including the Exchange 2000 launch, DevDays 2004 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and to area .NET SIGs on DotNetNuke module development. In addition, Patrick owns and maintains http://www.WWWCoder.com, a popular site for news, tutorials, and information for the web development community. Patrick resides in Girard, Pennsylvania, USA with his wife Karyn, and their four children, Katie, Karleigh, P.J., and Danny.
Joe Brinkman, formerly the founder and President of TAG Software Inc, is the Chief Technology Officer for DataSource Inc. (http://www.datasourceinc.com), a J2EE development company focused on simplifying and automating development of N-Tier applications with Java. With more than 22 years of IT experience and a Computer Science degree from the United States Naval Academy, he brings a broad range of experience and expertise in a variety of software and hardware architectures. Having worked with DotNetNuke since February 2003, and a founding Core Team member, Joe currently serves as a member of the DotNetNuke Board of Directors, a Lead Architect and Security Specialist.
Dan Caron is a Lead Application Designer & Developer with MassMutual Financial Group, a Fortune 500 global, diversified financial services organization. With MassMutual, Dan designs technical solutions for financial web applications using Microsoft and Java technologies. For more than 10 years, Dan has been designing and developing applications with various programming technologies including Microsoft ASP.NET, XML/XSL, SQL, Java, and JSP. He has been a major contributor to the DotNetNuke open-source portal project since the Core Team was founded in 2003. Some of Dan’s noteworthy contributions include the exception handling framework, event Logging Provider and the Scheduler. Dan continues to contribute his talent to the project as a Lead Architect, Core Developer, and member of the Board of Directors. Dan lives in Connecticut, USA with his wife and two children.
Scott McCulloch works as an Application Developer for the Computer Science Corporation, Australia. At 26 years of age, Scott holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Computer Science, as well as the three major Microsoft Certifications (MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE). Scott has been part of the DotNetNuke community since the project began (late December, 2002). Today, his role within the DotNetNuke team is contributing as an Architect and Core Developer. He currently resides in Wollongong, Australia with his fiancée, Lenise.
Scott Willhite is an accomplished business and technology professional turned family man. He happily spends his days working closely with his wife on their personal and community oriented business pursuits. Scott’s technology pedigree is distinguished, including Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and MBA in Information Systems Management degrees from Baylor University. Scott has worked as Senior Manager and Technical Architect for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Associate Director for EnForm Ventures, acting CTO and VP of Technology for 10x Labs, and Program Director for Safeco’s Office of the CIO. He’s architected, developed, and managed systems built on technologies ranging from COBOL to Java and .NET, solving all kinds of real-world business problems without a certification of any kind. Ever the “Don Quixote” type, Scott’s currently tilting at the windmills of open-source and committed to building DotNetNuke (both the software and the community) into something truly extraordinary. His favorite mantra is the core values developed with his partners for their former startup company, 10x Labs: “Speak the truth. Share the wealth. Change the world!” Scott currently lives in West Seattle with his lovely wife Allison, his young son Kyle, a whiny German Shepherd dog, two very weird house cats, and a cast of wonderful friends and neighbors that he wouldn’t trade for gold.
Bruce Hopkins, Microsoft MVP (ASP.NET), holds a BSCIS from DeVry University and holds certifications as an MCSE and several flavors of Linux. Bruce is currently the IT Director for Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Georgia and has held a wide variety of positions in technology throughout his career ranging from programming and web design to network administration and management. Bruce remarks that this varied experience is crucial to determining the correct tool for the task at hand. This is shown by the many varied technologies he uses every day. These include Windows, Unix, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, and many different Linux-based applications that are an integral part of maintaining the college’s infrastructure. Bruce makes his home in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and son.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Inside Look at the Evolution of DotNetNuke.
Chapter 2: Installing DotNetNuke.
Chapter 3: Portal Overview.
Chapter 4: Portal Administration.
Chapter 5: Host Administration.
Chapter 6: Modules.
Chapter 7: DotNetNuke Architecture.
Chapter 8: Core DotNetNuke APIs.
Chapter 9: Beginning Module Development.
Chapter 10: Developing Modules: The Database Layer.
Chapter 11: Developing Modules: Business Logic Layer.
Chapter 12: Developing Modules: The Presentation Layer.
Chapter 13: Skinning DotNetNuke.
Chapter 14: Distribution.
Appendix A: Resources.
Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions.
Appendix C: System Message Tokens.
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