Latest Happenings In The World Wide Web
We still get asked this question all the time. Once we have helped a customer build their application or website, they want our advice on where they should they put it. It’s a great question, because the “right” answer has changed over time as project requirements and hosting technologies have changed. And even today the answer can be different depending on your individual business needs and the industry that you are in. So, let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between the four broad categories of application and website hosting and then drill down to discover what our go-to recommendation is for most businesses today.
There is a dramatic shift away from developing traditional ASP.NET web applications … and we couldn’t be happier about it. Of course, we’re talking about the surging demand for websites and applications built upon ASP.NET MVC Core. MVC Core is a new development framework from Microsoft that we think is going to impact web app development for years.
DNN Corp. produces the EVOQ platform and the open-source version DotNetNuke – the most popular Microsoft Windows-based Content Management System (CMS) software. Earlier this week, rumors started circulating that DNN Corp. was about to be acquired. There has been talk and speculation about this kind of thing for years, and it has always been something that the DNN development and user community has kept an eye on. The news just dropped that the rumors were true this time. But rumors are rumors, so let’s talk about what we know so far.
The past week has been a bit hectic in the DotNetNuke/Evoq space. Four confirmed security vulnerabilities were identified that could impact existing installations, one last week and three this week. Sadly, many sites have already been exploited by these vulnerabilities, adding a bit more urgency to the situation. Although many people are aware of the situation we have found that not everyone knows what is going on, so we thought it would be prudent to share what we know about the situation. This information is being shared both on Mitchel's Technical Blog as well as our corporate website.
If everything we knew about hackers, ransomware, identity theft, and website security was limited to reports from the major media, no one would ever build a website again. Yes, the internet landscape has its dangers. But the truth of the matter is that the real risk to the vast majority of the websites out there is that they have not been well-maintained, are out of date, or have not implemented basic security measures.
The internet is all about the disruption of established business models. But that disruption is not limited to virtual vs bricks-and-mortar businesses. Sometimes – often – internet and web technologies disrupt themselves.