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DNN-Connect 2019: Build a Module in Minutes

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In this DNN-Connect 2019 session, we discussed a new architecture to use to build your extensions. This allows you to have and manage your various DNN extensions all in one solution.

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DNN-Connect 2019: Build a Module in Minutes

  1. 1. Build a Module in Minutes
  2. 2. Will Strohl • CEO & Founder, Upendo Ventures • Leader of the Awareness EAG • Former CEO, Hotcakes Commerce • Former DNN Corp employee • Using DNN since 2003 • DNN MVP since 2013* • DNN Author & Technical Editor • Founder of DNNCon (Day of DNN) • Founded 2 DNN User Groups* • 25+ open source projects https://upendoventures.com/How/People/Will-Strohl “hismightiness” @WillStrohl
  3. 3. Upendo Ventures • Platform & Evoq • E-Commerce • Implementations • Integrations • Custom Modules • Upgrades & Downgrades • Custom Themes • Training • Fixing stuff other people did ;) @UpendoVentures UpendoVentures.com We Use Technology to Help Your Business Change People’s Lives
  4. 4. Build a Module in Minutes
  5. 5. Who? • Content editors • Website owners • Website administrators • Theme developers • Extension developers
  6. 6. Why? • Building a module can seem difficult
  7. 7. Why? • Building an extension module can seem difficult
  8. 8. Agenda • Build vs. Buy • Types of Extensions • Development Templates • Module Walk-Through • Development Tips • Best Practices • Resources
  9. 9. Build vs. Buy • Question: • How much is your time worth? • DNN Store • https://store.dnnsoftware.com/ • GitHub • https://github.com/search?q=dnn&type=Repositories • Forge • http://dnnsoftware.org/Extension-Library
  10. 10. Types of Extensions • Authentication Provider • JavaScript Library • Language Pack • Library • Persona Bar Plugin • Provider* • Skin Object • Theme (and Container) • Module
  11. 11. Module Templates Current • Christoc • http://bit.ly/christocdnn • DNN MVP • http://bit.ly/dnnmvptemplate • DNN 8 Templates • http://bit.ly/ashdnntemplates Legacy • Social • http://bit.ly/dnnsocialtemplate • MaxiomTech • http://bit.ly/maxiomdnn • Gooddogs • http://bit.ly/dnngooddogs • Subodh • http://bit.ly/dnnsubodh • IRobinson • http://bit.ly/irobinsondnn
  12. 12. Module Templates generator-dnn • By DNN MVP, Matt Rutledge • Based on npm, yarn, yeoman • Includes MVC, SPA, Persona Bar • Builds in DesktopModules https://github.com/mtrutledge/generator-dnn https://www.npmjs.com/package/generator-dnn generator-upendodnn • By yours truly  • Fork of generator-dnn • Includes MVC, SPA, Personal Bar, Webforms, Libraries, Scheduler, Hotcakes* • Builds outside of the website https://github.com/UpendoVentures/generator- upendodnn https://www.npmjs.com/package/generator- upendodnn
  13. 13. Demo
  14. 14. Best Practices • Use the DNN API • Use SQL provider tokens • Be Windows Azure-friendly • Support localization • Use DNN form patterns • Encode SQL scripts as UTF-8 • Look in DNN first • Re-use DNN functionality • Controls, CSS classes, plugins, etc. • NEVER do core code changes • Test using EVS • http://evs.dnnsoftware.com
  15. 15. Upendo Ventures Final Q&A We use technology to help your business change people’s lives UpendoVentures.com solutions@upendoventures.com (650) 381-9160 548 Market St. #65401 San Francisco, CA 94104

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