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Personal highlights from the New Zealand PHP Conference 2015

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.


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Back to School: Two new lessons

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.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 10 September 2015

SilverStripe Core Committers hangout #9

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.

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Cam Findlay Cam Findlay, 9 September 2015

SilverStripe Platform - September Release

We have just released some new features to the SilverStripe Platform. We are always improving the product so that over time the SilverStripe Platform continues to add value for your SilverStripe CMS website.

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Sam Minnee Sam Minnee, 9 September 2015

The Dream Platform

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.

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Daniel Hensby Daniel Hensby, 9 September 2015

The tragedy of the free lunch: Why developers love SilverStripe Platform

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 and websites too so was nice to showcase it.

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Cam Findlay Cam Findlay, 4 September 2015

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.

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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