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SilverStripe Blog

SilverStripe 3.1.9 Security Release


SilverStripe 3.1.9 stable is now available, and all users of 3.1.8 or older are strongly advised to upgrade.

This update includes important security fixes. Details on these can be found on the security release page.

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Damian Mooyman Damian Mooyman, 15 January 2015

SilverStripe core committers hangout #1 2015 [video]


 Core Committer Google Hangout Video and Minutes from 6th Jan 2015

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Cam Findlay Cam Findlay, 7 January 2015

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.

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Cam Findlay Cam Findlay, 5 January 2015

Silverstripers support Sustainable Coastlines: Building the "Love your water" website at impactNPO


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.

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SilverStripe automation with Composer


Using Composer to avoid manual tasks and speed up development

First of all, if your not using composer to manage your projects dependencies yet then you should go read this!
It's a really simple tool that will help you a lot in all projects.

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Common Web Platform awarded for Best Use of Open Source in Government


The New Zealand Open Source Awards recognise and promote the contributions of New Zealanders to open source projects as well as the exemplary use of open source by New Zealand organisations. It's always inspiring to see what exciting projects are emerging from the New Zealand open source community. Winners on the night showcased what is possible through open source with winners including a low-cost 3-D printer and a website that helps people make Official Information Act requests.

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Nicole Williams , 26 November 2014

Using feedback to drive progress


Creating websites and software is always a never-ending journey with a constantly expanding task list. It’s a world of infinite possibilities with limited resources. Gathering feedback through focus groups can be a great tool to prioritise the improvements that result in the biggest impact for our users. Recently we’ve been gathering feedback from content editors to improve SilverStripe CMS. The editors we spoke to worked in SilverStripe CMS for 10-25 hours per week. That translates to over 1,250 hours a year! It is easy to see how small improvements can have massive effects on the efficiency of web teams.

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