In this episode, we decided to have our guest be the topic. The DNN 8 release was so HUUUUUUGE that we felt that it needed to speak for itself. DNN 8 brings with it a ton of new features that developers can take advantage of. These things include new MVC and SPA development patterns. Patterns that never before existed officially and never before came supported out of the box.
While this is nearly a month late in getting posted, the show isn’t any less important. Not by a longshot. In fact, it’s one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done. In this show, we speak with Ralph Williams. If you’ve been around DNN for any length of time, you know that we all know Ralph for one thing… his amazing theming (skinning) work. He’s one of the minds behind the initial Day of DotNetNuke branding, technical presentations on best practices as it relates to DNN theming, theming training at all of the recent DNNCon events, and wrote the theme chapter in the latest DNN book. In this show, we didn’t speak to Ralph about themes at all. We spoke about the MODULE that he built. Not just any module either… a SPA-based, video-centric LMS module!
Every now and then, we throw in a special episode of DNN Hangout. These special episodes are normally by request of you or another viewer in our audience. This time, we didn’t need to wait for a prompt… With the announcement of the DNN 8 module development contest, we already knew that people would be more than eager to get started… but before you can get started, you probably need a primer on just how to do that. That’s the sole purpose of this hangout.
We had planned to speak with Phillip Becker this month, but he had a personal emergency he had to tend to. We’ll get that rescheduled for you soon… Go figure – we got the technical issues solved, and we loose the speaker. This left us to get creative last minute and come up with a show for you – and we did. In this show, we pull out some of our tips and tricks, in addition to bringing you the typical DNN news.