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Presentation at the DotNetNuke Seattle Users Group in September 2012. The presentation features a walkthrough of the social features in DotNetNuke and building a module on the DotNetNuke Social API.

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  • 1. DNN 6.2 SOCIAL FEATURES &MODULE DEVELOPMENT SEADUG 11 SEPT 2012 Scott McCulloch s.mcculloch@f5.com

2. Agenda My Story DotNetNuke, Ventrian & F5 Networks The DotNetNuke 6 Evolution Social, Services Layer, Client Resources Management, UI Module Development Social Images (Pinterest clone) Q&A 3. DotNetNuke My story Started on IBUYSPY Workshop (December 24 th, 2001) 4. DotNetNuke My story Core contributions Hierarchical pages (Tabs) Users online HttpModule pipeline UrlRewriting Books (co-author of first two DotNetNuke books) Ventrian Began as smcculloch.net (code samples) News Articles, Simple Gallery, Property Agent F5 Joined in 2012 to help support their DotNetNuke environment(devcentral.f5.com) 5. DotNetNuke 6 The story thus far DNN 6.0 (released July 2011) Major conversion of codebase to C# UI Improvements* DNN 6.1 (released November 2011) Mobile device support Client resource management* DNN 6.2 (released May 2012) Social Networking* Service Layer* DNN 7 (released ???) Improved default styling Shift away from MVC to WEB API* discussed in this presentation 6. DotNetNuke 6.0 UI Improvements New UI design patterns (http://uxguide.dotnetnuke.com/) Combination of functionality and styling Forms Tabs, Panels, Labels, Dialogs, Tooltips, Grids & Input controls Messages Information, Success, Warning, Error Vastly improves consistency between modules Implementation Add dnnForm class to the wrapper of your module

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Side notes Primarily for forms 7. DotNetNuke 6.1 Client ResourceManagement Problem Explosive growth of page payloads has reduced performance 25% larger each year! (2010 > 700kb, 2012 > 1042kb, 2015 > 2344 kb) Centralised resource API Allows module & skin developers to register JS & CSS scripts Result Reduce size of resources Only deliver resources that are needed Combine resources into few as possible Enable instructions (http://bit.ly/UD7EN5) Turn on in host -> Client Resource Management 8. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking Integrated social networking features into core Not a port of active social, but built from the ground up Not just new modules, an API! Features Journal module Member directory Social groups Messaging Notifications 9. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Journal Similar to Facebook, allows for Status updates posted bysite users Allows for text updates, photo + attachments Set privacy per Journal post Administrator : allow photo/attachments, posts per page andlength of posts. Developers: can post Journal items through Journal API Journal is templated but not through module settings, youmust use RESX to do it: /DesktopModules/Journal/App_LocalResourceses/SharedResources.resx 10. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Journal 11. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Member Directory List members on the site Provides comprehensive search for members Social actions : message, friend, follow Administrator : templates (item, alternate, popup), filters(user, profile, relationship) & sorting, members per page Links to public user profile page 12. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Member Directory 13. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Social Groups Social Groups are a public or private way of members toassociate Similar in theme but not execution to Facebook groups Groups can have a group-specific Journal Social Groups are now extended Security Roles ie,existing DNN roles with more metadata 14. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Social Groups 15. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Messaging Member to Member private messaging Provides messages in conversation format, with replieslinked together Can send to groups or individuals Developers: can post messages through API 16. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Networking :Notifications Special type of message that may be actionable E.g. A comment is pending approval (Approve, Reject) Developers: can post items through API 17. DotNetNuke 6.2 Services Layer Service Layer non visual way of interacting with the datastored in a DotNetNuke site /DesktopModules//API/.ashx/ Comprises of : Authentication: ensuring person accessing data is authorised to doso Core Functions : GetUserDetails, PosttoJournal, GetPageDetails Extensible : Implement your own Service functions specific to anindividual DotNetNuke Module Side Notes : Built on MVC what does this mean for DNN 7 which is moving toweb API? 18. Part IISocial Images 19. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images 20. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images 21. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images 22. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images Image sharing module inside DNN Registered users may submit images Images post to users journal Images are viewable by all Registered users may follow other users Option to see images of those they are following Notification sent to user that they are being followed 23. DEMO 24. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : KeyTechnologies jQuery Masonry (landing page scaffolding) http://masonry.desandro.com/ 25. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : KeyTechnologies jQuery/jQuery UI Standard popup/UI was not good enough Used for popup/transitions, client side calls to services framework jQuery TimeAgo (http://timeago.yarp.com/) Renders any date into auto-updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. 4minutes ago or about a day ago ) Refreshes automatically allowing you to do heavy caching 26. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : KeyTechnologies DNN Services Framework Follow/Unfollow/IsFollowed Configured to allow requests only from Social Images and to users that have view permission 27. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : JournalAPI Submitted to users journal when an image is added Find your journal type (Journal_Type table) 32 different journal types (I used Photo) Creating custom types is discouraged See open source blog module for complete code Can also post from the client through the ServicesFramework API 28. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : FutureIdeas Usability Infinite scroll http://masonry.desandro.com/demos/infinite-scroll.html User interaction Like image User Boards Pin other user images to your own repository Comments Performance Thumbnail caching Object caching 29. DotNetNuke 6.2 Social Images : FurtherResources DNN 6 Wiki(http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Resources/Wiki.aspx) Specifically, quick starts Services framework getting started (http://bit.ly/PfCXx4) See also, framework security (http://bit.ly/Okc2Bs) VS 2012 Templates (http://bit.ly/U3Bk3J) DotNetNuke 7 CTP (http://bit.ly/SCbU22) Biggest tip: read core code! 30. Questions?