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.Read full post
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.Read full post
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.Read full post
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.Read full post
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.Read full post