Category: "Open source resources"
I am running out of licenses for Visual Studio Professional. Solution 1 is asking for more budget this year in IT. Another option is using Express version. I know this version doesn't come with automated testing and class diagrams, those sorts of developers' support tools.However, we don't use those tools a lot. We just build MVC website. So far, Visual Studio 2013 Express is ok for us, it supports NuGet, MVC and EF. I felt that is even faster then the Professional version.
I have some styling in my WPF opensource project, AdvGen Contact Manager. That is similar with css, just state the class name like :
I am started to use Umbraco. But I found there is no form engine. I cannot create a contact form without coding. But I found there is a good contact form package, Cultiv Razor Contact Form. That is easy to use too.
You just need to this line into your template:
There are a number of open source asp.net CMS around, such as n2 and mojoportal. Even our company build an opensource CMS, AdvGenCMS. That is still in beta status. We just started to rolling out for some customers to test. Thus, we are still using some opensource cms. There are two of them I like most, Umbraco and Orchard. I love Orchard a lot, it is using MVC, Fluent Hibernate and Autofac. Moreover, the admin interface has a lot of functions and you can drag and drop the widget. That is easy to use. The major problem used too many opensource libraries. I need the system to be simpler.
So, I come to the second choice, Umbraco. This is widely supported, a number of companies are using this.
Moreover, the admin interface is very simple, nice and clean, that is a out of box solution!
Finally, we built an installation program for AdvGenCMS. Now, you only need to open the solution and publish the AdvCMS folder. Then you create the database and assign a user with db_owner role. Finally, please run the website and fill in the details.