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Running like clockwork: Better developer tools with the Clockwork module


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.

Enter Clockwork

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.

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Mark Guinn Mark Guinn, 24 February 2015

SilverStripe 3.1.10 Security Release


SilverStripe version 3.1.10 stable has been released today, you can get a copy from our downloads section. All users of 3.1.9 and below are strongly advised to upgrade.

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Damian Mooyman Damian Mooyman, 19 February 2015

Free London Developer Training Announced For March 2015


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. 

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SilverStripe Announces First Northern Hemisphere Office and February Events


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.

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Nicole Williams, 3 February 2015

Open source academy: Bootstrapping the next generation of SilverStripe developers


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.

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Clarion Coughlan, Elliot Sawyer & Stephen Shkardoon, 28 January 2015

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.

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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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