Thoughts from the Wet Coast

The musings of an ASP.NET Developer from Canada's We(s)t Coast

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Just over a year ago when I started creating my own Blogging web application I stated that one of the goals of this exercise was to remove my dependency on an expensive SQL Server database.  I am pleased to announce that I have accomplished my goal - You are reading this post on my re-launched personal blog site running on my new blog app - Naif.Blog on Microsoft Azure.

May 9 2017

A few days ago I blogged that I would be creating a number of different “ToDo” modules to showcase “Best Practices” for building DNN modules.  This project is hosted on Github and is inspired by the ToDo MVC project which shows how different JavaScript MV* frameworks and libraries can be used to build a common “ToDo” application.  My first project is a “Classic WebForms” approach to building a DNN ToDo module.

I have called it “Classic Webforms” as it primarily uses features of DNN that were available prior to version 5, when we began to add additional ways to develop modules.  However,  as with most of my example modules this module is developed using a number of modern “Best Practices” – these Best Practices are highlighted in italic.

Nov 10 2015

When I announced that I was no longer working at DNN Corp, I did make it clear that it was still my intention to remain active in the DNN Community.  And so, for the last couple of weeks I have been trying to decide what I should do. 

In my role as Senior Architect and Chief Architect at DNN Corp I often found myself adding or updating the framework for developers to write module extensions for DNN.  And, of course, that meant that I needed to create a module in order to test out those features.  Often I did this by creating a To-do or Task List module. 

Nov 8 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I was leaving DNN Corp, my employer - either as a contractor or employee - for the last 9 years.  It was a difficult day, as this wasn’t my choice. 

Nov 2 2015

(with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein)

It is with some trepidation and certainly with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I am moving on from my position as Chief Architect at DNN Corp.

Oct 14 2015


clip_image001Well - its official - I am doing a fall speaking tour this October.  A few months ago, when the schedule was announced,  I found out that I would be speaking at DNN World in Orlando (Oct 10-12, 2012).

I will be presenting a session on Knockout.js.

  • It’s a Knockout: MVVM Style Module Development

About the same time as I submitted sessions to DNN World I also submitted sessions to a couple of other conferences that are being held in the fall, and just over a week ago I heard that I was invited to speak at DevReach in Sofia, Bulgaria - the home of Telerik.  DevReach is exactly a week before DNN World (Oct 4-5, 2012).

DevReachI will be presenting two sessions at DevReach and readers of this blog will not be surprised with the topics chosen.

  • It’s a Knockout: MVVM Style Web Application Development (similar to my session at DNN World)
  • Look Mom NoSQL: An Intro to NoSQL databases for Web Developers

In combination with these conferences I will be spending a few days in England visiting my Mum and sister, and I am speaking with a few UK User Groups to see if I can line up one or two User Group meetings while I am there.

Aug 24 2012

Welcome to my new blog.

Over the last few weeks I have been setting up my new “blog” site using DotNetNuke.  My previous site used BlogEngine.NET – an excellent ASP.NET blogging platform.  However, I have decided it is time to move to a new DotNetNuke based site.

Jul 2 2012

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The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in anyway.

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