This must be how the Harry Potter crowd feels. I pre-ordered Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals way back in February, and it arrived just today (fortunately in time for my DNN Basics presentation). I’m on the fourth chapter, and aside from the usual WROX under editing (e.g. page 57: “Pages are a relativity new concept…”), the book is packed with useful information, and reads very easily. So far, the overview has been very informative, and I’m looking foward to the moew advanced chapters. Updates later…
This guide is a hands-on guide covering various real-world scenarios for developing and administering DotNetNuke. It covers hands-on step by step configuration options on Windows 2003, and discusses some of the issues (Webfarms, capacity planning, databases) when setting up DotNetNuke.
After configuring DNN it provides a step by step instruction on administering DNN and applying DNN in different real-world hosting situations.
The second part of the guide is aimed at DotNetNuke development. DotNetNuke provides the developer with a highly flexible architecture for rapid application development (RAD) of Web applications using the module provider. The book introduces the DotNetNuke application architecture, and then gets into developing modules for the framework. In addition to module development it covers developing skins for your DNN web site using some of the common tools available.