There are lots of open source content management systems (CMS) available in the internet world today. One such prominent CMS is a DotNetNuke (DNN) which is developed by Microsoft. It allows developers to develop a dynamic and robust web applications. Today there are many organizations providing DNN based application development services. But a person should hire DNN developer who fulfills certain specific criteria.


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• Reliability

A business model is to be shared with the person or company you are outsourcing the application development. Along with the business model the intellectual property of the company is shared as well. These both are sensitive factors. Given this a good, renowned company is always a better option compared to a freelancer.

A company has a longer working span along with better exposure and credibility which usually is lagging in freelancers.

• Microsoft Certified

Microsoft provides certification to the organizations which have developers with proven technical proficiency. These credentials by Microsoft provide assurance to the person who is looking for skilled developers for the development of their web applications.

• Range of Service

Though DNN is one of the most popular CMS available in the market, still there are lots of things included when it comes to DNN development. Thus one should always look for the programmers from one company itself who can provide all the DNN services.

Various services included in DNN development:

  • DNN Installation and Migration
  • DNN Skin Development
  • DNN QA and Testing
  • DNN Module Development
  • DNN Administration and Maintenance
  • Custom DNN Development

An efficient DNN developer should be able to integrate multiple languages, currencies, payment gateways, third party tools etc. in a single custom application.

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• Market

The business workflow for which the developer is working should be properly understood by the developer. Any organization which has DNN developers who have worked for websites of different niche is considered good. The developers who are hired should be well aware of the current market trends, compatibility of the website or application with different browsers, driving traffic strategically, user-friendly navigation and other such useful features.

• Support after development

If a non-technical person is hiring a DNN developer for application development then only the programmers who offer technical support after delivering the application or the site should be hired.

Admin panel walk through should be demanded by the client from the developer once the website is ready. In this one should get to know how new pages can be added, images can be changed, banners can be changed and so on.

Quality of work should be given highest priority while outsourcing the work of DNN development.

Conclusion: While outsourcing the DNN development work reliability and experience should be given priority over cost of development. This would result in best possible web application developed using DNN.


What is your priority while outsourcing the DNN development work? Do share your opinion in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.


I am Jason Swagger, also knows as Krikeshav in the online world. I always had a keen interest in Technology and therefore, after completing Engineering in computer science and I started writing blogs. I believe that sharing knowledge would remove darkness from the world.

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