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Tutorial: Learn to create a News-App within minutes using Safe, Token-based Development (with Video)

DNN (without 2sxc) is a bit scary for non-developers - because whenever you read tutorials you end up thinking that Visual Studio is the way to go, that you must use C#, and that anything you develop like that won't work in the near future. Which is kind of correct...

That's why we extended 2sxc with App-mode 2 years ago - to keep things simple, sexy and future-proof. With it the 90% of apps which are trivial, need a lot of customization on each installation and just have to look great, can be implemented without any code, are easy to understand and easy to customize. 

...and if some day you do have something more complex (like SPA/MAP-Implementations or server side C# and Razor) then 2sxc is already prepared for those use cases as well. But we want people to start small, and grow - so that all web-designers can participate and customize everything to their needs. 

So I created a short video showing how to create any kind of App - in this case a News-App - using just Token-templates, a few views and more. Have fun, try it out, enjoy. 

Important downloads:

  1. DNN - you'll need DNN 7.2+ (don't use 7.4.1, there is a url-bug which breaks the admin-dialog)
  2. 2sxc - use 2sxc 7.1.2+
  3. The news app (the result of the tutorial video) for use, modification or whatever you want

With love from Switzerland,

Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 600 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (2SexyContent - see forge), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

Daniel Mettler learned programming with the bible translation computer of his parents, deep in the jungles of Indonesia. Since he was only 12 years old at that time and the BIOS only had a version of BASICA, that's what got him started. With 16 he went back to Switzerland and learned German and basic city-survival skills. Equipped with this know-how he founded 2sic internet solutions in 1999 which was focused on web solutions on the Microsoft platform. After a few self-developed CMSs 2sic switched to DNN in 2003 and has been one of the largest partners (17 employees, 700+ projects) in Europe. Daniel is also the chief architect behind the open source 2sxc, a strong promoter of standardization (boostrap, patterns, AngularJS, checklists, etc.) and loves to eat anything - dead or alive. His motto: if the natives eat it, it game.

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