Entries for May 2009

May 22, 2009

Development Environment and Tools Used

A very common question that I get asked by people is; what tools do you use to complete your development and what type of system do you use.  Now, I believe I have written a bit about this in the past, but I thought I would take some time to go through and give a bit of a detailed overview of what I use for development and why I have selected the hardware and software that I have.  I will cover this in detail from both the hardware and software point of view.

May 14, 2009

Programmatically Creating DNN Roles A Gotcha Moment!

This is just a quick blog post to hopefully share some helpful information.  Recently when working on a DotNetNuke Authentication Provider for a client I was tasked with syncing roles from the external system into DNN.  Simple enough right?  We can just use the "RoleController" and the "AddRole" method to add the role to the system. Well, that is the process but it doesn't work 100% unless you specify specific items.  The following sections show what I tried, and what actually works, along with a few notes.

May 11, 2009

So you moved sites again?

As many people caught on the other day via Twitter I have moved my sites to a different hosting provider again.  One of the first questions I got before was "why did you move" or "did you have a problem with your existing host?".  I want to start off by saying that I do NOT have any issues with my old hosting provider, and that if it was not for special circumstances I would still be with them.  In this article, I'll lay out my hosting experience, and give everyone some insight in to what happens behind the scenes when I make hosting decisions.

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