A common request on the SilverStripe mailing list, forums, and user voice site over the years has been the desire for an improved developers toolbar, similar to what other frameworks such as Symfony have. These toolbars often make available extensive information about an http request - from the contents of $_SERVER, $_REQUEST, $_COOKIES, etc to logging and database queries. Many of these features are available with SilverStripe through url parameters such as ?showqueries=1 but are neither pretty nor easy to use.
Our team at Adair Creative Group uses SilverStripe for 95% of the work we do. A few months ago I was working on a project using the popular Laravel framework when I came across a wonderful Chrome extension called Clockwork. It extends Chrome's built-in developer tools by adding a tab with information specific to php and the application framework including routing, execution timeline, database queries, logging - everything in fact that I'd seen in Symfony, Kohana, etc. It comes bundled with support for Laravel and Slim, and is easy enough to integrate with any framework.Read full post
SilverStripe's CEO and original lead developer, Sam Minnée, will be leading two 1-day SilverStripe training courses for London developers wanting to get the most out of SilverStripe.Read full post
It's shaping up to be an exciting year for SilverStripe as we open our first Northern Hemisphere office in March 2015! Our first European location will be in Central London as it serves as a perfect hub to support development agencies using SilverStripe across both the UK and Europe. With a loyal base of SilverStripe developers including three open source core committers already based in the UK, it’s exciting to see how a physical office can grow the community further. The London office will provide crucial real time and technical support for European agencies using SilverStripe helping to replicate the market presence in New Zealand.Read full post
Each year (since 2011), Catalyst runs the Open Source Academy — a two week summer boot camp for high school students to learn about open source development. SilverStripe was very pleased to participate this year alongside other open source projects Koha, Mahara, Piwik, and Drupal.
Elliot Sawyer and Stephen Shkardoon volunteered to mentor at the academy while Clarion Coughlan had the heavy responsibility of fetching coffees in the mornings and running retrospectives in the afternoon.
SilverStripe.org updates - Manage your email preferences, syntax highlighting and other improvements
The team here at SilverStripe have just rolled out some improvements to the silverstripe.org community website. Here’s a quick summary of the improvements which have been based on community feedback. Remember to use the feedback tab and help us continue to make the community space better and better.Read full post
In September, impactNPO held it's first Charity Hackfest in Auckland. One of the charities at the hackfest, Sustainable Coastlines, needed help with their SilverStripe site. We heard their cries over social media and weren't able to immediately respond, but it got us thinking about how we might assist in the future. We contacted the organisers and offered to send a scrum team to the next hackfest.Read full post