Latest Blog Posts
Avoiding Performance Issues with Multi-Portal DNN by Mitchel Sellers
In the first 3 months of 2014 I have encountered multiple multi-portal DNN installations that have been suffering from severe performance issues. In most cases these users had already followed the whitepaper recommendations that I have had published since early 2007 and the sites were still slowing to a crawl at best. Digging in, each time I found that a single fundamental issue was the root cause, with a few other secondary considerations. Given the popularity of DNN continuing to grow and the relative ease of Multi-portal configurations I though it would be important to share.
A Practical Introduction to .NET Async by Mitchel Sellers
I have been speaking quite a bit recently at events about .NET Async and how to use this .NET 4.5 and later language feature in day-to-day code. Due to popular request I have decided to make the most current version of my presentation materials available for prior attendees, or those curious for a quick example to quickly download.
DNN's Display on All Pages an Alternative to Avoid Nightmares by Mitchel Sellers
One of the age old pieces of functionality within DNN is the ability to check that magical little box "Display on All Pages." This single action might seem like the best thing since sliced bread the first time you use it, and even for days after. But fast forward a bit and get to a year or two down the road and you might be paying the price for this little "efficiency" in ways that you might not have though about. In this post we will take a look at the goal, the good, the bad, and the alternatives to this long standing DNN feature.
2013 a Year In Review by Mitchel Sellers
For the last 4 or 5 years I've done a year-in-review post to summarize technology happenings from the prior year as well as to help set a path into the following year. Therefore, lets take a look back at 2013 and prepare to leap into 2014!