If you’re arriving to this blog for the first time, you may not know that I’ve been working with DNN nearly since it was released. That’s well over 10 years of managing DNN sites of various sizes, purposes, and deployments. This experience has ranged from businesses that run on the platform, to running subsets of an organizations web properties on it, and more. During my consulting days, I saw all kinds of DNN sites. This wide range of challenges has resulted in learning a large number of things – including how to leverage SQL Server to solve problems in a creative way. That’s what this session was about.
The past few weeks have been a blur for us here at Hotcakes Commerce for quite a few reasons… We were highly involved at DNNCon Palm Beach 2014. This is the third consecutive DNN event that we’ve sponsored and attended. We not only sponsored this time, but we also co-organized, provided a training track, presented 2 sessions, and emceed the event. It’s always great to participate with the DNN community and this time we took it to a whole new level.
One of the sessions I presented at DNNCon Palm Beach 2014 was greatly inspired by all of you. During my years consulting and then into my time training large companies at DNN Corp, I kept getting a common question, “how do I do this with large/enterprise teams?” It’s way too easy to try and walk them through doing all of the hard work of trying work around the single-developer project architecture that you’re used to seeing in videos and wiki articles – but that’s not the answer they’re looking for. If you have a complicated project and/or a team of 2 or more people working on code that’s all supposed to work together, there has to be a far simpler solution – and there is!
I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Mettler in Italy this past June. He is quite easily one of the most interesting people I have ever met. Once we began broadcasting the DNN Hangout shows, I could not wait to schedule Daniel for an interview, and while we had to wait for a while, Daniel did not disappoint with his interview and presentation. He even performed his demo on his live 2 Sexy Content website. During his interview, we learned about how 2sic became a company, killing pigs, spear fishing – oh, and we spoke about DNN as well!