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Bam! DNN API Endpoint 1.2 is Out!

You and DNN API Endpoint, are an unbeatable combination when building APIs on your DNN portal. You would be happy to know that your best ally is now better equipped for the challenges that you face. DNN API Endpoint upgraded to the new 1.2 version.


Product updates are the milestones in our pursuit of perfection. We take them very seriously, and strive continuously to come up with new features that help make your life in DNN easier.


Awesome. Feature-rich. Powerful. Sounds scintillating, doesn’t it? We agree. That’s why we’re excited to bring you the new version of DNN API Endpoint that brings you all of these things and more in the wonderful world of DNN.


What's New in DNN API Endpoint 1.2


There are some great new features, improvements and fixes to be explored, but explaining all of them would probably bore you to death, so here's just a quick and surely incomplete list of what you might want to look for while trying DNN API Endpoint 1.2:


Breaking Changes
- Increased minimum requirements to .NET 4.0+
- Increased minimum requirements to DNN 6+

Features, Improvements and Fixes
- Implemented the possibility to work with an ODBC connection
- Implemented the ability to specify actions that get executed on error
- Implemented the ability to support HTTP codes for output actions
- Added "Authorize users " option for User Registration
- Added Execute Token action 
- Added API key and name available as tokens
- Added BCC field to Send Email Action
- Display full stack trace for errors
- Tokenize Server Request Headers Name and Value
- Fixed the bug with menu buttons not redirecting to proper section of the module
- Fixed the bug when the autocomplete suggestions in a text box didn’t work when using a get method
- Fixed region/country name/code/id problem cause by dnn upgrade
- Fixed menu links in admin console
- Fixed error when field contains underscore
- And many more


If you like what you see here, go ahead and give the new features a try. We would love to hear your thoughts about them.

 

Download DNN API Endpoint 1.2

Why Should You Care? 

Great DNN web apps are not stand-alone things. Fueled by data, they require connection to an exploding number of data sources. For most DNNizens this has meant tedious hand-coding of specialized integrations to make data consumable. This approach though is a house built of straw – it may be workable an app or two, but quickly collapses under its own weight.


That's the reason DNN API Endpoint was built, to make your life easier. DNN API Endpoint started life as a side project at DNN Sharp a few years ago. As we worked to solve our API needs, the idea of DNN API Endpoint was born, bringing what we felt to be the “good parts” of REST into a simple, easy to understand format. From that idea, a wide range of features have emerged. DNN API Endpoint has filled an important need, and most importantly, at the right time. The community that has grown up around DNN API Endpoint is tremendous to both observe and interact with. 

 

That’s it!


Simple and straight-forward – right? Enthusiastic hip bumps to our entire crew for an outstanding release. We have never stopped innovating and never intend to. Our promise is on better products everytime. As we say, possibilities are endless, but each of you has a specific requirement and we are all set to meet those.


And there you have it—hopefully this release will help alleviate any headaches about how to create APIs in DNN. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team for questions
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Ionut is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner steeped in the art of the dreaded Agile Coaching. He enjoys shawarma and finding people who have never heard of Agile Methodologies so he can turn them into agilists.

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His work exists at the intersection of Agile thinking, anthropology, psychology, and Online Marketing. Weird, right? He doesn't just deal with coaching, he lives and breathes it.

After all, he wakes up every morning eating hot trends and topics for breakfast. He’s able to talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to topics like Coaching, Agile Methodologies, Process Optimization, Agile Project Management, Product Development, Six Sigma Quality Management, Lean Thinking, Business Process Management, Kaizen, Facilitation of Change, Lean Software Development, Kanban.

DNN Sharp is his oyster and on a day to day basis, his role is to keep DNN Sharp's teams engine firing on all cylinders.

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