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DotNetNuke Releases Extension Verification Service to Enable High Quality Operation of Extensions with its Web Content Management Platform

By Mike Johnston January 15, 2013 News & Headlines  Comments

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DotNetNuke Corp. (DNN) today announced the beta availability of its Extension Verification Service (EVS).  This new offering will empower all developers with a simple, easy-to-use service to test the compatibility of their extensions with different DNN versions and give buyers the ability to more quickly identify which are usable with their platform.  Extensions can be in the form of an Authentication System Container, Dashboard Control, Language Pack (Core Language Pack or Extension Language Pack), Library, Module, Provider, Skin, Skin Object, Widget or any combination of the aforementioned that add new levels of customization to a website. Developers will also be provided with relevant guidance so errors can be quickly pinpointed and corrections easily made, thereby simplifying the advantage of DNN’s extreme extensibility.

“As a Gold Certified partner and provider of DNN modules and websites, we already see the immense value DNN brings to our business – especially in regards to its popular DNN Store.  With EVS, we are able to improve the calibre of our products in an automated fashion, while affording customers greater confidence in the quality of their purchases,” said Chris Risner, CEO of PackFlash and founding partner of BlueBolt Solutions. “Most importantly, we truly anticipate that DNN’s EVS will help boost both sales and satisfaction of our products.  This is yet another move from DNN that helps simplify my experience and the experiences of my customers.”

As a cloud-based service, EVS simplifies verification testing for DNN modules, skins and more by testing minimum version compatibility with DNN and Windows Azure SQL Database. It also checks that extensions are properly built and packaged correctly, saving developers valuable time and providing buyers with clearer guidance regarding DNN platform version compatibility.

EVS is useful to all extension developers, including vendors who sell products through the DNN Store, a consultant, or corporate developer and includes capabilities suited to the type of extension being created.  The service helps to ensure compatibility and quality of extensions with the different DNN platforms available today. Users of the Enterprise, Professional and Community editions can also leverage EVS free of charge and have the ability to upload any number of extensions for testing or re-testing. Users will see results displayed immediately, adding to the value and simplicity of the service.  For future reference, results can also be downloaded or emailed to the user in three separate file formats including CVS, XLS, and XML.

“Extensibility is a hallmark of the DotNetNuke platform, so being able to test compatibility increases quality, reliability and provides a measure of future-proofing,” said Shaun Walker, CTO and co-founder of DotNetNuke. “Use of the service to evaluate packages, check assemblies, and report incompatibilities is amazingly simple!”

Interested parties can register for the EVS beta here: //evs.dotnetnuke.com. DNN would also appreciate tester feedback at //bit.ly/evsfeedback.

Read more about EVS on the DotNetNuke blog.

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