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"I would recommend this book as a must buy to anyone who develops with or for the DotNetNuke framework." (www.vbug.net, 8th September 2005)

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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

  • How to easily develop a dynamic content managed Web site
  • Management of user membership and permissions
  • Other features you can add to a DotNetNuke site including discussion forums, RSS feeds, calendars, and more
  • How to instantly change your Web site user interface with skins
  • Techniques for hosting multiple Web sites from a single account with the multiple portal capability

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.


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Not an easy read Sept. 29 2005
By W. Bekker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I never worked with DNN before, so i needed a simple explanation on how to perform a basic installation and more importantly how to customize it so it matches my client design & functionality. I tried to read this book, especially the chapters about skinning and creating custom modules. I stopped reading early, because it was so badly written (yes, i write bad too, but you do not see me publish a book); no step for step explanations, no real world examples in the skinning chapter and most pages are just lists of API calls and other reference steps. I should have been warned by the introduction of mr. Walker: pages and pages of text about the history of DNN that screams for some professional editing: no headers, no pictures and the text could be reduced in half without any loss in information.

To summarize: this is not a step by step explanation of professional customizing DNN, it's just a badly written reference manual. DNN deserves better.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
May be I expected too much June 23 2005
By Patrizio Palazzetti - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
For administrators and ... administrators there is no better DNN book. Developers wait for another title. As a dotnetnuke follower since its IBuySpy Workshop branding and as .Net developer I expected more in the module development and new .Net technology application areas.

Yes, it has some chapters about module development and the DNN APIs but I bought this book to learn from DNN and be able to develop better modules. Not from this book.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive June 14 2005
By John Enrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
From reading this book you get a sense of completion. The first chapter provides a in-depth history of DNN and how it became the popular application it is, this is something that could only be written by the core team, it really provides some great insights into this application.

Subsequent chapters take you from installing DNN, all the way to developing against it. There is excellent coverage of the API, and four chapters on module development.

There may have been some points that could have gone deeper, but this is one book you'll actually want to read and have as a reference, it is just a unique perspective from the developers of DNN, rather than just a reference book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Definitive book for understanding DNN Sept. 3 2005
By Avinash R. Prasad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had just started playing around with content management systems when I can across DNN. At first, the interface seemed slick and all seemed to be going great guns, even when I had not read any book or reviews of DNN. Ane then came the problems....some pages wouldn't get deleted...the DNN tree just didn't seem to work. That was when I bought the book and enjoyed every topic it covered. I was helped a lot by the ASP.Net forum, where all sorts of issues were discussed. Overall, a pleasant experience and would recomment this over the other VB.Net book for DNN.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not really for Developers Sept. 18 2006
By J. Herd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An interesting enough background history of DNN with a bit of technical information thrown in and put into context. But don't buy this book if you expect it to help you build your own modules.


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