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April 23 SoFri: Helpful DNN Tools & Utilities

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Helpful DNN Tools & Utilities


In this Southern Fried DNN User Group Meeting:

Speaker: The SoFri Community Members!
Topic: Helpful DNN Tools & Utilities

The SouthernFried DNN User Group! This meeting's topic, a shared collection of Tools and Utilities for DNN shared by the SoFri DNN Community members! For this meetup, we share some helpful DNN tools and utilities. What are some of your favorites? Bring 'em and share!


Community Topics and Updates

  • DNN Connect is coming up in May next month! May 25-28 2023
  • DNN 9.11.2 has been released! https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/releases/tag/v9.11.2
  • Shift in focus on new development efforts towards DNN 10X! Danial Valadas is performing a Discord Coding Event each Saturday at 7PM Eastern to help assist others in learning and starting and diving into new code development in the next directions for DNN
    • DNN 10x removing Telerik from the Core permanently.
    • Update API work to remove and clean up depricated APIs
    • Dependency Injection updates
    • PolyDeploy Integration
    • New default Theme (skin)
    • CSS Variables for harmonizing Themes and Modules
  • Community Forums module has new releases! https://github.com/DNNCommunity/Dnn.CommunityForums
  • EasyDNN News has integrated ChatGPT http://easydnnsolutions.com/blog


Shared DNN Utilities & Tools

Ryan Moore - Evotiva DNN Search & Replace

Daniel Valadas - "gists" as Github Lists for Notes

  • Daniel found that he needs to keep lists of snippets and items in Github. So he uses GitHub to make a list of his useful code elements
  • https://gist.github.com/valadas
  • Daniel gave good suggestions to using Chat GPT as an assistant to help prompt you with stater code, search for version-specific code, and doing tasks such as refactoring code to be easier to read, document, etc.
  • Mockaroo.com - a tool for generating generic mock-up content for tables of data
  • Eraware DNN Templates - https://github.com/valadas/Eraware_Dnn_Templates there's a lot of startups and general repeat content going into brand new module creation. Daniel mentions that he'd rather start from a template that's full and includes unit testing. So he starts with this as his starter for new projects.
  • Windows PowerToys - REbuilt recently, there are TONS of useful tools including the CopyPaste History and Power REname! https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/

David Poindexter - Several tools!

Jeremy Farrance - Responsively App

  • Responsevly App - Jeremy presented a utility tool to show how a site looks at a glance on multiple mobile and desktop sizes. https://responsively.app/

More Links and Notes from the Meeting!

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About the SouthernFried DNN User Group

Even though our DNN user group is nestled in the Carolinas, we are really YOUR DNN User Group regardless of your Southern heritage or lack thereof. Everyone is invited to attend in person or to join us online! We always try to broadcast the meeting so everyone can participate. Register now for the online meeting details for those of you wanting to join online


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