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Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 4 [Paperback]

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DotNetNuke is an open-source Content Management System and web application framework. DotNetNuke has taken the Microsoft world by storm and now at version 4, its community has grown to over 200,000 users. This book covers virtually everything you need to know to get your DotNetNuke website up and running. Concisely written and with clear explanations, this book is covers installation, administration, deployment, site creation and all of the basic built in DotNetNuke modules. For developers, chapters on the core architecture, skinning and custom modules, including coverage of the DAL+, give you the skills to customize and extend your site. The book starts off by giving you a deep understanding of working with basic DotNetNuke sites, guiding you through the features and giving you the confidence to create and manage your site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. Always concise, relevant and practical, you will find out what makes DotNetNuke tick, and from there, you will be ready to customize DotNetNuke. Developers will enjoy the detailed walkthrough of creating a new custom modules. Special emphasis is given to the DAL+, an extended feature set of the DotNetNuke Data Access Layer (DAL). You will see how to create custom modules with the DAL+, and invigorate your module development. Web designers will enjoy the material on skinning, helping them to create a new look for their site. You will learn about creating new skins, and packaging them up for easy deployment. You will master all of this as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 4 site. This book will give you the skills to create and manage DotNetNuke websites as quickly as possible. You will:

  • Install and configure DotNetNuke
  • Master the standard modules
  • Understand the core architecture of DotNetNuke
  • Explore the inner workings of DotNetNuke modules
  • Extend DotNetNuke using the DAL and DAL+ to create powerful custom modules
  • Create your own skin using a HTML Editor
  • Find out about where and how to host and deploy your site
You can use this book to help you set up and administer a DotNetNuke portal, even if you have a limited knowledge of ASP.NET. You will learn how to setup and administer an example site, stepping through all the tasks to ease your learning. If you are a developer, this book will help you extend the DotNetNuke portal by first helping you understand how the core framework works and then show you how to create custom modules and skins. A rudimentary knowledge of VB.NET programming is assumed, but the emphasis is not on becoming a better VB.NET programmer but on taming DotNetNuke. This book has been written for both the beginner wanting to set up a website and also ASP.NET developers with a grasp of VB.NET who want a deeper understanding of how to work with DotNetNuke. To work with the DotNetNuke code, you will need access to Visual Web Developer Express or Visual Studio .NET 2005. No prior knowledge of DotNetNuke is assumed.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 5, 2006
Publisher   Packt Publishing
ISBN  190481199X  
ISBN13  9781904811992  

Availability  86 units.
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More About Daniel N. Egan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Over the past seven years, Daniel has held a variety of positions in the information technology and engineering fields. Currently, he is a System Development Specialist for Automated Data Processing's Southern California region working extensively in database applications and Web development. Daniel is an MCP and MCSD. In addition to his development work, he teaches a VB.NET Certification course at California State University Fullerton as well as serves on its .NET Advisory board. He is also the founder and chief author of Dot Net Doc (http: //, a .NET and DNN developer resource website built using the DotNetNuke framework. He has written numerous articles on DotNetNuke and the underlying DNN architecture. He is also the founder of the LA/Orange County DNN Usergroup and is currenly working on two DNN Related projects. DNNUsergroup Online (http: //, a portal designed to allow usergroups to broadcast their meetings online. DotNetNuke Radio, a live internet radio show about DotNetNuke.

Daniel N. Egan has an academic affiliation as follows - ADP; Cal State, Fullerton.

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1Books > Special Features > O'Reilly > Programming > Visual Basic
2Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > General
3Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Home & Office > Internet
4Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Programming > General
5Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Web Development > Scripting & Programming > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 4?

Thumbs Down  Nov 1, 2007
I'm about a half-fast programmer, so I found the free pdf download of Chapter 7 (Custom Module Development).

I'm glad I did, because after 3 attempts, I'm still not able to get the example working.

I saved myself ~$50.00.

My advice would be to keep looking...
Core info good, but...  Sep 6, 2007
Who lets these people get away with such crappy writing style?! From page 275, on creating custom skins: "Imagine that a close friend is in dire need of a creative individual to help build a new home. Since you are a close friend and have the utmost faith in your creative ability, you approach your friend and agree to lend a hand."

Imagine that you are a writer in desperate need of an illustration and you contrive something like the above. You have just written something that does not relate to your core audience (geeks, folks! Not Martha Stewarts...) and is pedantic in the bargain. Editors, PLEASE tell your writers that when they can't come up with good illustrations they shouldn't force bad ones on their readers. It's better simply to dive into the material, unencumbered.

Helpful core information, though.
Best of the Worst  Jun 1, 2007
I give it 3 stars because it seems like it is the best of the worst. This is the first DNN book I came across that didn't have a poor review. It touches on a number of subjects but doesn't really cover anything in great depth. If you are determined to buy a book on DNN then I would suggest this book since all of the others I found had poor reviews and everybody said most of the books were spent talking about the history of DNN rather than how to use it, however I would urge you not to waste your money on this one either. You can get just as much out of the online documentation. The example code is not explained very generally. Function calls are made but not explained. It is apparently up to the reader to look up in the documentation what functions are available and how they are used. Of course if you are going to do that then you don't really need this book. Just read the documentation.
Excellent book for new DNN users  May 12, 2007
I read the reviews for a lot of DNN books and decided to get this one. I was not disappointed. The book takes you through the process of building a site and though they occasionally skip small steps, do a very good job. The section on developing your own modules is well written as well and again is demonstrated with specific steps.

Highly recommended!

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