Welcome

Welcome to MitchelSellers.com, this is my personal blog/commentary site and is in no way, shape or form affiliated with my employer.  On this site you will find a few key pieces of information.  In the Blogs section you will find technical articles focused around .NET Development, mostly C# content articles and with an emphasis on ASP.NET and DotNetNuke implementations.  If you are looking for technical assistance the Forums section is a great location to ask for specific help, I try to respond to all forum postings as quickly as possible.

For those looking to interact with me in a more direct route, such as Consulting or for a Speaking Engagement, these sections of the site will provide you the needed information to get in contact with me.  If you are looking for more information on my career and experience you may review an online copy of my Resume, or Contact me for more information.

Lastly for those attending any classes that I teach for the Business Information Systems department of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) you can view the Courses section to download any course specific documents.

 

Recent Blog Postings

Latest Blog Posts

DNN Quick Tip: Ajax Postback Controls by Mitchel Sellers
In an effort to get more regular content out here to the blog I am going to try and resume my "Quick Tips" posts.  These are much shorter posts than some of the more involved ones that I do, but cover common questions and tips that I get via email.  A very common request that I get from developers after they have set the "SupportsPartialRendering" flag within their module manifest is how can they set a control to force a postback quickly & easily.  Lets investigate!

Vendor API Integrations: Developer Beware by Mitchel Sellers
Since I started IowaComputerGurus in early 2006 I have worked on more than 100 different vendor API integrations.  Now two integrations have been the same, even if they are both going to the same vendor API.  Each integration project is a unique beast, the business requirements however similar are exactly that, similar.  The small changes, the small tweaks that you might have from one client to another on the same platform can be catastrophic.  Having done so many of these, I thought I had seen it all, from poor API's, to poor support, and everything in-between I could go on for days with the things I've experienced over the years.  However, after two recent experiences, by far the most horrible I've ever experienced I thought I'd share a few lessons learned to help others out there learn from my experience over the last 4-6 months.

Keeping Your DNN Website Clean: The Web.config by Mitchel Sellers
In the past 6 months I have been working on a large number of migrations from older versions of DNN to newer.  This blog post is going to be a first post in a series of posts around various activities that site administrators can do that will make future site administration easier.   Over time websites will have modules installed, modules removed, upgrades performed and other activities that can often leave lasting marks that only add confusion to things in the future.  Lets look at one area that can/should be cleaned on a regular basis and that is your web.config.

2014 St. Louis Days of .NET Presentations by Mitchel Sellers
This past week I had the pleasure of giving 4 different talks at the fantastic St. Louis Days of .NET event.  This event has become one of my favorite events to attend each and every year.  Well attended, great sessions, and engaged attendees makes for a truly spectacular event.  In this post I'll provide relevant links for materials from each of the talks!