The ins and outs of Dotnetnuke development utility
Dotnetnuke development is basically an open source platform that helps you build web sites based on the Microsoft .NET technology. This utility is written in simple yet professional VB.NET languages and is distributed under both a commercial proprietary license and a community edition BSD style license. The content management system of Dotnetnuke is extensible and can be customized with the help of modules, skins, language packs, data providers and templates offered by the same.
The community edition of Dotnetnuke
The content management system of Dotnetnuke development is mainly designed to help the non technical users create, customize and edit content of their site and add custom feature. It also lets them personalize their website in terms of feel and look. You can extend the framework by easily adding other third party applications and services which can include modules that offer additional website functionality and ones which are modified with custom layouts and graphics in the form of site skins. There are more than 8,000 Dotnetnuke development applications available from the official SnowCovered online stored.
Dotnetnuke corporate or DNN is the warden of Dotnetnuke open source project. Therefore the open source version of DNN is called as the community edition which his available to be downloaded. This community edition contains access to the frameworks source codes and standard installation modules. It also has the MIT license that offers flexible distribution and modification rights. This community edition is a renowned web content management system or WCM and also an application development framework for Microsoft ASP.NET.
The enterprise and professional Dotnetnuke editions
Dotnetnuke development offers business based commercial editions in the form of two softwares with premium technical support options and functionality. The professional edition was launched in 4.9 version but there is a more recent edition available in 5.5 version.
Dotnetnuke mainly uses a three tier architecture model with core framework that provides support to modular extensible structure. The framework can also be extended with the help of pluggable modules and other providers which allow additional functionality. The feel and look of individual websites can be easily customized using their wide range of skins. Moreover the default Dotnetnuke development functionality can also be expanded with the help of additional third party module which can either be through in house development of the custom functionality or from an existing library of proprietary or free modules. The framework offers functionality such as user administration, security and content management while modules can be used to customize your site for specific development requirements.
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