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Surfing the Bitnami: My journey into hosting SilverStripe CMS on Bitnami Cloud

Bitnami has been on my radar for quite some time. I originally stumbled across them 2 or 3 years ago when working on a project requiring a LAPP stack (Linux, Apache, Postgresql, PHP). After a surf around the usual spaces I came across Bitnami's all-in-one stack. It was nicely self-contained (I had another development environment I didn't want messed with) and easy to get running. They also had a massive library of open source applications that were super easy to try out without spending much upfront install and configuration time. What's more, open source projects could be added to their library through democratic voting. I was hooked.

Bitnami are great advocates for open source enablement. I had to get SIlverStripe CMS into the library and mounted a campaign in our own community (we got added at the end of 2014, just in time for Xmas!). Fast forward to August this year (2015) and I had a chance to showcase Bitnami at our hosting themed SilverStripe community meetup. It's pretty easy to get a basic SilverStripe CMS website up and running with the installer. A few clicks and there it is, and pretty fast too thanks to Bitnami's well-configured PHP-FPM and APC opcode caching.

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SilverStripe London Meetup - August 2015

The August London meetup saw talks by Aram Balakjian of SSBits and Carbon Crayon fame and Will Morgan (one of the core committers).

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Joel Edwards Joel Edwards, 28 August 2015

Brace yourself: PHP NZ Conference is coming!

In just one week, the biggest names in web development will be visiting Wellington for the PHP NZ Conference. If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet here’s our top 5 reasons why you really should…

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SilverStripe 3.2.0 RC1 is out!

The first release candidate for SilverStripe 3.2.0 has now been released and is ready to download.

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Scott Hutchinson, 26 August 2015

SilverStripe Pardot module: simplifying integrated marketing automation

In this guest post, Bluehouse Group's Technical Director Andrew Rousseau explains how their new module integrates SilverStripe CMS with SalesForce CRM and marketing automation software Pardot... 

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Announcing the Winner of the SilverStripe Code Competition

We were thrilled to receive such a strong pool of submissions for our code competition. We ended up in a three-way tie, and it took the judges an extra day to agree on a winner. It was a very difficult decision, but today we are pleased to congratulate Stephan Bauer as the winner of the contest.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 12 August 2015

New SilverStripe Platform developer dashboard released

SilverStripe Platform provides a fully managed platform for teams using SilverStripe open source software. Built on Amazon Web Services, clients benefit from the flexibility of cloud hosting. By letting our expert team handle the infrastructure, support and security distractions involved with running sites, you will have more time to focus on what you do best: creating them.

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Nicole Williams Nicole Williams, 9 August 2015

Growing and enhancing your tech career

Last week, SilverStripe hosted Summer of Tech’s Women in Tech panel discussions on “growing and enhancing your tech career” in Auckland and Wellington. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to get some insider advice as I am three weeks into my internship at SilverStripe and at the start of my career as a developer.

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SilverStripe 3.2 beta 2 is out

Beta 2 of SilverStripe 3.2.0 is now out, after quite a long five week initial beta.

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Damian Mooyman Damian Mooyman, 4 August 2015

SilverStripe hosts Auckland Women in Tech Panel

As part of our support for the Summer of Tech internship programme SilverStripe are hosting a Women in Tech panel tonight in at GridAKL in Auckland. The panel will be growing and enhancing a career with four accomplished women making their mark in New Zealand’s tech industry sharing their insights. This is not an exclusive “women only” event, men are also warmly welcome, but we want to provide a technology-focused event women are excited to attend, and where they won’t be in the minority.

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