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Feb 7, 2022

Jeffrey welcomes Shaun Walker, creator of Oqtane and also DotNetNuke web application frameworks, which have earned the recognition of being amongst the most pioneering and widely-adopted open-source projects native to the Microsoft platform. He has over 30 years of professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is also currently employed as the CTO of Professional Services for Cognizant. He talks with Jeffrey about Blazor, Oqtane, and what’s next in his professional world. 


Topics of Discussion:

[2:49] Shaun’s claim to fame is creating DOTNETNUKE, a very popular web application framework in 2003. It was one of the first large open-source projects of the Microsoft stack and had a very large community.

[5:25] What is Oqtane?

[7:37] Jeffrey and Shaun talk about the Built on Blazor website.

[9:12] One of the biggest debates is which flavor of Blazor would you be? So, which one would Shaun be?

[10:45] It’s kind of unlikely that you would use the Blazor server if you are considering Angular.

[14:01] What were the big changes that Shaun has seen in .NET? How has technology evolved?

[22:09] Jeffrey and Shaun discuss error boundaries.

[27:02] Should we default to always caring about the URL structure? Or should that just be a use case for only that subset of applications that need it?

[30:56] Why hasn’t Shaun been a big fan of Google Analytics?

[33:36] Does the Oqtane framework build smartphone apps?

[36:52] For the people who know how to use C#, is it better to grab an application framework like Oqtane or better to pull in some low code offerings in certain places?


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Shaun Walker



Oqtane Github repo

Oqtane philosophy

Error Boundary and Logging in Blazor 

Activity trend analysis of .NET Foundation member projects 



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