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What is something that is longer than a magazine article and shorter than a book chapter? Give up?image


It's a Wrox-Blox that Wiley has available online with some going for less than $10.00. Written by the best programmers in the their fields, Wrox Blox are short informational pieces and code that will help get you up-to-speed and keep you up-to-date. Build the knowledge you need quickly on a wide variety of topics.

In the DotNetNuke world, there are several of these available for you to review and stay current.  Microsoft MVP, Antonio Chagoury has one available called Done in 60 Minutes: Building a Custom DotNetNuke Membership Provider. Here's some information on it: This Wrox Blox will give you a high-level overview of the core Membership Provider and its default implementation, (ASP.NET Membership), and demonstrate how to build and configure your own custom provider. The Provider Model is a design pattern introduced in .NET to provide a simple way to extend API functionality. DotNetNuke uses this architecture to allow some of its core functionality to be replaced without modifying core code.

Cuong Dang has is Wrox Blox on DotNetNuke and Web Standards.

This Wrox Blox demonstrates a web standards approach to building DotNetNuke skins by defining a flexible XHTML/CSS layout. This Wrox Blox also shows the differences between HTML and XHTML and provides recommendations to the module development process using web standards techniques.Professional web designers and developers are embracing web standards more than ever before. Many businesses are considering using the DotNetNuke framework for their next projects. The framework has great potential for worldwide adoption, from the small-business to the large-enterprise level. But when it comes to web standards, the framework is still lacking. DotNetNuke has already established its name as a robust system; it needs to be improved by using the latest technologies. This Wrox Blox encourages DotNetNuke developers to adopt the web standards approach.

I'm in the process of reading this Blox and will give a review of it in a future blog post. Finally, Joe Brinkman, aka, the accidental geek has a Blox on jQuery for ASP.NET Developers.

This Wrox Blox teaches you how to use jQuery with your ASP.NET-based websites.  jQuery greatly simplifies JavaScript development and allows you to create highly interactive and responsive websites using the latest JavaScript and AJAX techniques. The author walks you through the jQuery API using a simple ASP.NET MVC application to highlight major topics, and shows how you can apply jQuery to your own applications. After learning the basics of using jQuery, you’ll discover how easy it is to use within your own ASP.NET projects.  Whether you are using WebForms or the MVC framework, jQuery will greatly simplify your code.  As you will quickly find out, jQuery really is the “write less, do more” framework.

These information just highlights some of the Wrox Blox that are available online. I suggest you check them out and learn more.

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