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4th Orlando Code Camp coming up
Wow, time flies! I can't believe the 4th Orlando Code Camp is coming up next month at the Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL. To be specific, it is on Saturday, March 28th. This is a free event and there are 54 sessions with 38 speakers so far. DotNetNuke sessions will be in full force. Here they are: DotNetNuke DotNetNuke 5 Module Developmentby Stan Schultes + Show Description Stan Schultes will begin with a quick technical overview of DotNetNuke, and a discussion of why you might build a ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:37 PM

Change your default favicon in DotNetNuke
Have you noticed the tiny graphic image aside of your address bar when you load up your DotNetNuke site in your browser that looks like this? By default, you'll have a file called favicon.ico located in your folder where you installed DotNetNuke. Many developers have learned how to change this ico file to another image that identifies your website and it's fairly easy to do. A favicon is seen by the browser aside of your URL. It's only 16x16 pixel square icon. Once you find the favicon.ico file in ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 12:15 PM

Why you should upgrade your DotNetNuke Installation
As I travel around speaking at Code Camps and talking to DotNetNuke users, it amazes me as to what version of DotNetNuke they are running their web portal on. With DotNetNuke version 5 being the future of DotNetNuke, there are many installs that are still running on version 3 and early versions of 4. I took the time to review the documented issues of past versions from the DotNetNuke site and in the future I plan on directing people to that site so they can see why they should upgrade to more current ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:11 AM

Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET Ranked #1
According to Amazon, the book was ranked #1 in the ASP category that they have on their site. But wait, if you wait another hour, your rank changes. Here's why according to Amazon. What Sales Rank Means As an added service for customers, authors, publishers, artists, labels, and studios, we show how items in our catalog are selling. The lower the number, the higher the sales for that particular item. The calculation is based on Amazon.com sales and is updated each hour to reflect recent and historical ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:04 PM

New version of DotNetNuke almost ready
According to Joe Brinkman's blog today, look for Monday, February 23rd forĀ  the release of DotNetNuke 5.0.1. A number of fixes have been made to the product.
Joe also announced that the new roadmap for our 2009 development which will be updating shortly on the DotNetNuke.com website.

Posted On Friday, February 13, 2009 1:32 PM

DotNetNuke 5 Book is shipped
The journey started seven months ago when I was asked by Wrox if I was interested or if I knew someone that was interested in writing the new DotNetNuke5 book. At that time, I put together an all Florida team with the exception of DotNetNuke founder Shaun Walker. The team consisted of Darrell Hardy, Stan Schultes, and Ryan Morgan. Everyone was committed to the writing of the book and all are extremely knowledgeable. We all have been speaking together at code camps in the Florida area about DotNetNuke. ......

Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:44 PM

South Florida Code Camp a Great Success
I arrived in South Florida Friday night after a long drive from Orlando, FL. More specifically it was Friday night traffic, left later than I wanted to, got lost, drove 230 miles, but arrived safely. Got a good night sleep and woke up early today for my presentation at the South Florida Code Camp. Will Strohl, ODUG President, arrived early to setup his video equipment to live stream the DotNetNuke track. You should be able to see all the presentations soon on the ODUG site. Will is super energetic ......

Posted On Saturday, February 7, 2009 6:17 PM

Upgrading always has you crossing your fingers
I upgraded to DotNetNuke 4.9.1 on my site today and everything went smooth. It was a quick upgrade as well after the site database and site file were backed up just in case. Mitch Sellers has a great post on the instructions if you need it. Technorati Tags: DotNetNuke, Upgrade ......

Posted On Thursday, February 5, 2009 1:54 PM

South Florida Code Camp on Saturday
I just received an email that there are 72 sessions for this code camp and registrations should break 700. Several years ago, I spoke at this code camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the numbers were very impressive. I remember code camps being small and very intimate but the need for knowledge is there and many people come out for them in recent years. I look forward to seeing the co-authors for the new DotNetNuke version 5 book. Darrell Hardy, Ryan Morgan, and Stan Schultes will be presenting at the ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 4, 2009 7:36 AM

Do you know what a Petaflop is?
A petaflop is a measure of a computer's processing speed and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. FLOPS are floating-point operations per second. Floating-point is considered to be a method of encoding real numbers within the limits of finite precision available on computers. Using floating-point encoding, extremely long numbers can be handled relatively easily. A floating-point number is expressed as a basic number, an exponent, and a number base which is ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:43 AM

Sat am problems for Google
If you happen to be using Google search engine on Saturday am from 9:30 to 10:30 am, you probably got a warning which stated "this site may be harmful to your compute". My wife was doing a search and alerted me to this problem. What was weird was that I checked at 10:30 what was causing this problem for her and all went away at that time. Apparently there was a glitch that apparently occurred in Google's "Stop Badware" program. You can read more here. Technorati Tags: google ......

Posted On Monday, February 2, 2009 11:58 AM

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