The DotNetNuke technology has been developed with VB.NET for
the ASP.NET framework and can be very easily implemented and hosted. DotNetNuke
uses various database platforms for storage of contents viz, MS SQL Server,
etc. The latest version of this technology framework is 4.5. The DotNetNuke
community is currently supported by almost 125,000 registered users.
DotNetNuke is very flexible in easily creating new modules
and linking to external resources. Although DotNetNuke is easy to work with and
famed for its flexibility, many programmers are yet to adapt to it and still
prefer earlier methods of programming. They cannot, however, deny the great
content management part of this new web application framework.
Since its inception in 2002, DotNetNuke is a full-featured,
open source web application framework that is applied for developing websites
for corporate and commercial use, web based portals and intranet and extranet
based applications. It is very effective as an open source content management
system. In the very near past, a robust content-management system was a costly
endeavor in the programming world. This was only affordable for large organizations
and the usage had its limitations. DotNetNuke, being an open source
application, changed all of this.
DotNetNuke does not have any licensing fees or per
registered user fees associated with it. Anyone can download it and use it.
Additionally, the application code is open and available to all. The user has
full access to the source code to custom fit DotNetNuke to his needs. The
DotNetNuke community is continually researching to develop new features and functionality
as the software world adopts this system.
There are numerous content modules within DotNetNuke and
these are growing every day. Typical examples are: Text, Images, Documents,
Links, Events, News, Banner ads, Discussion forums, Email forms, Broadcast
email, Site registration, RSS news feeds, etc. DotNetNuke can be downloaded
from its official website.