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Hotcakes Commerce 03.02.02 is Here!

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

Our team has been working hard at delivering the next great release of Hotcakes Commerce.  We primarily focused on some updates that both our support clients and the community really wanted.  We’re very happy to announce that version 03.02.02 is ready for you and it brings with it some very popular updates.

I’ve Installed DNN. What’s Next?

Upendo Ventures: I installed DNN. What's next?

Sometimes it’s easy to forget some of the simple things when you've been working with something over a long period of time. When this happens, it's easy to overlook how technical, difficult, hidden, or simply not obvious things. You end up in something of an auto-pilot mode. This article helps to outline some of the quick-and-easy things that we often do after first installing DNN. 

Securing Your Non-Azure Website Using Let’s Encrypt

Securing Your Website Using Let's Encrypt

If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations, you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain name.  You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that lock in front of it in the web browser.  I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days.  They’re cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use.  However, things just got even easier.

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

An Interview with David Poindexter About nvQuickPulse and More

DNN Hangout - October 2018

If you've been around DNN for a while, you may vaguely remember a monthly show that existed where myself and Joe Brinkman spoke about the various interesting news items of the month, and we also interviewed various folks in the DNN community. Well, it's back! That's right. This is the first of many DNN Hangout shows for you to enjoy.