I am building my own Blog application using ASP.NET Core, as a means of diving into some of the key new features of the ASP.NET Core Platform. In this first post I am going to describe the initial state of my application. This initial state (version 0) is somewhat modified from the basic ASP.NET template, so this first post describes the starting point for my development.
Someone, I think it was Scott Hanselman, once said a few years ago, that if you are a web developer and you blog, then you should create and use your own blog application, so I have decided to do just that. While I have been using ASP.NET Core for a few months now, I have decided that this will be a good exercise in learning some of the new features of ASP.NET Core, and because I like to blog I will describe what I am doing here in my own blog.
Peter Donker raised the question in the DNN Connect Facebook Group – “How can you access the Client Resource Manager in an MVC View?”. I gave him the answer as a reply but I thought it would be good to provide a more accessible source for the information.
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.
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.
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.
Almost a year ago I posted the first post in a new series of blogs on ASP.NET 5. As it happened that post ended up being the only post as my work commitments meant that I wasn’t able to dive into the new features of ASP.NET 5.
So, now that I have some free time, its time to get back to the topic of ASP.NET 5. Although ASP.NET 5 is still in Beta (Beta 8 is the current release), it is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2016, so the features are much more stable than they were in late 2014.
In C type languages, such as C, C++, Java and C#, whether the curly brace starts on the same line or on a new line is basically a matter of convention.
Last week I posted an article on my Blog announcing that I was no longer working at DNN Corp. As I usually do after posting a new blog I shared that on Twitter and Facebook.
Within about 10-15 minutes, I started getting Twitter DMs and comments on my Facebook post that my site was down.