It’s taken quite some time, but I’ve finally put the new DevTips.NET website online. The old site was really… old. The codebase was from 2001 when I learned to code in C# myself. You can imagine it didn’t incorporate best practices, since there were few practices to begin with.
So a rewrite was quite necessary. Now, I could have used DotNetNuke, or CommunityServer or any other project to base the new site on but where the fun in that 😉
The entire code was written by me, but I did use TechTalk’s Genome (sorry, Frans) as the O/R mapper which saved me a lot of time.
One of the decisions I made was to remove the forum. For one, the forum was not very active and this would prove dissappointing for people asking questions. Secondly, there are a number of Dutch forums already available (like the ones on www.dotned.nl, www.sdn.nl, and www.vbcentral.nl). Improvements have been made to the layout (most obvious), the commenting and rating system. Also, it’s easier to edit content and publish news stories with more body than previously.
If you would like to add content to the site, e.g. news, codesnippets, articles or otherwise, please register an account. You can add and manage codesnippets immediately. If you want to publish news or articles, drop me a line.
If you spot any errors, please let me know.