The New Zealand PHP Conference 2015 that ran over 3 days (2 - 4 September) in the capital city Wellington was well attended by hundreds of people, with insightful and inspiring talks from local and international speakers. Today we share highlights that are gained from some of these talks and shared by seven SilverStripe attendees.
Read full post
For most of you in the "upper half," summer is ending, and the tides of a new school year are marching in, no matter how much the kids are kicking and screaming. In light of that transition, we've been back in the studio recording new lessons and have released two new lessons, that we hope you'll enjoy. The lessons cover interesting topics on their own and can be viewed as a larger topic together.Read full post
Every two months the SilverStripe Core Committers get together to publicly discuss issues relating to the open source project and review the current RFCs from the community. We recently joined the PHP-FIG with our representative, Chris Pitt who will be joining the live broadcast hangout sessions from time to time to update us on the latest news and items under discussions on which the SilverStripe open source project can put forward our vote on.Read full post
On Friday and Saturday SilverStripe will be joining many of the industry leaders at LocalGovCamp in Leeds, UK to inspire and collaborate with those involved in local and national government. We’ve been inspired to pitch a couple of workshops at the unconference day on Saturday.Read full post
We held a hosting focused SilverStripe meetup a couple of weeks ago. Aaron Carlino, one of our our Open Source Evangelists (whose voice you may recognise from our online SilverStripe developer lessons) did a talk on the SilverStripe Platform, alongside some other hosting options. We use the SilverStripe Platform to run our own silverstripe.org and silverstripe.com websites too so was nice to showcase it.Read full post
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.Read full post