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Mar 31, 2005 10:47 PM|LINK
Ooh.. this makes for such interesting reading - it's one of my favourite threads you know! And read by so many who really want to see good ecommerce work.
Joe, I didn't put alllll of my comments of what I said to the client in forum.. Firstly - I never want to be accused of stealing clients, depriving developers of work by pushing them to other product because I'm really sensitive to the fact that alot of
people listen / read my thoughts and in fact have made decisions based my own personal opinion and I want to see lots of work for developers - that's how DNN will further grow...
So, I worded this in a way that it would be intersting to see how a new developer in the DNN environment could be misguided into thinking they could whip up an ecommerce product in a week as a trial, when there were very experienced dnn developers who had
put thousands of coding time into products which were just now coming to maturity ... and perhaps while it was in production, consider working with another model, that while not perfect, might suit for now and he could look at turning his site out in 2 - 3
weeks - say 80% perfect, instead of 2 - 3 months and maybe even more money than he had antipicated, and take advantage of his 1K per month magazine advertisements he's just taken on for a fast expanding market and not chance losing that as well with a site
that couldn't take orders.. but he's sold on DNN and contacted me, so he was quite appreciative of the different options available to him and felt he was able to make choices with more confidence. $1,000 don't get you far these days with code.. ...
And Richard.. as I said - I've heard you've done wonders... and your comparisons are probably quite accurate comparing DNN 1 - DNN3 in development processes. And I am glad to take my comments in the spirit in which they were meant and acknowledge some of
the shortcomings that exist and have made changes because I think DNN3 is the beginning of a new way of doing things and documentation is so much better for developers.
Nothing will or ever take the place of the diversity of DotNetNuke - whether we like it or not, it's got the foundations of being a mover and shaker in the CMS (content management system) environment.
I'm happy as products come to commercial reality to provide some comparison tables so people can see what different products offer as there is so much diversity in what is to offer. I am also an advocate of DNN solutions - if Iframes were an option, I'd
have been able to turn out lots of sites.. but on principal.. a DNN product is the only way to go.