Posts From Category: code

Gamification Concepts in Software Design

In late 2012 I embarked on a project to implement Gamification for a technical community ( The intent was to introduce the elements of game playing (point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to encourage a deeper engagement.

The implementation of Gamification in an app or website is fairly trivial if you understand a few high level concepts.

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Netlify & Contentful - JAMstack Compadres

In all of my years as a software developer it’s primarily been about what stack do you develop on? What operating system, web servers, languages and databases?

Thanks to the rise of cloud computing, an abstraction layer now exists where we don’t care what the underlying platform is. The JAMstack architecture exploits that to deliver better performance, higher security, lower cost of scaling, and a better developer experience.


I’ll explore this architecture as I put together a sample website using Netlify & Contentful

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How do I write to DNN event Logs?

Event logs are great tools for Developers and Administrators alike. They provide an insight into the running state and history of an application.

For DNN, there are two repositories for collecting logging information that both serve different purposes.

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