Articles by Upendo Ventures

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Our team loves to share our thoughts, research, experiences here in our blog. Please enjoy our articles and leave a comment to let us know what you think.

Save Hundreds of Hours Building DNN Modules and Other Types of Extensions

Upendo Ventures Presents:  generator-upendodnn

Over the years, I’ve followed, learned, and tried many different ways to build extensions in DNN.  Of course, the primary extension I’ve built has always been a module.  If you’re new to DNN, a module is simply an app that you can install for visitors to interact with on your website.  After working on DNN solutions since 2003, I’ve settled on a very specific development pattern that we implemented here at Upendo Ventures.  Using our development pattern was time-consuming to get started with a new project, but it had too many benefits to avoid.  We’ve found and publicly released this development pattern to all of you.  Now you can use our development pattern too, but without any of the effort that we used to put into it

Your Website Is Never Done – It’s a Core Process, Not a Project (and that's a good thing)

Your Website is a Continuing Process - and that's the way it should be for security, marketing, and efficiency


Your website isn’t “done.” In fact, it will never be. When implemented well, a website will be in a constant state of innovation, progress, and improvement because that is the natural state of every healthy business. And ultimately, your website is a representation of your business.

Introducing Upendo Ventures. It’s a Pleasure to Meet You!

What is this Upendo Ventures thing, anyway?  I mean, it sounds funny and it seems to have come out of nowhere.  Also, what in the world has Will Strohl (me) been up to the past few months?  These and many more questions have been coming our way, and this article hopes to answer many of them.  Needless to say, we’re very excited to introduce Upendo Ventures to you.