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NZ PHP Conference - Highlights from Dave Clark & Thiago Almeida


Today SilverStripe developer Elliot Sawyer shares his highlights from two NZ PHP Conference speakers - Dave Clark and Thiago Almeida

 5 Highlights from Dave Clark on Rapid API development with Apigility 

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NZ PHP Conference - Highlights from Rasmus Lerdorf - Coding & Dreaming


It was fitting that the speaker chosen to kick off the first ever New Zealand PHP Conference was Rasmus Lerdorf. Rasmus is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. Rasmus's presentation covered an interesting background to how PHP evolved from a templating system into a coding language as well as insights into the greater purpose his role at Esty provides. 

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Matt Peel Matt Peel, 1 September 2014

NZ PHP Conference - Photo Highlights


Last week Wellington welcomed New Zealand's first ever PHP Conference and a host of amazing speaker's from around the globe. An informal welcome event was hosted at the SilverStripe Head Office the night before the conference kicked off. It was a great chance to meet with the speakers and to show them a taste of Wellington hospitality. 

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Nicole Williams , 1 September 2014

Version number change for Translatable module


A short notice for users of the Translatable module. 

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Damian Mooyman, 27 August 2014

SilverStripe 3.1.6 is now out


We've now released the latest version of the SilverStripe framework, version 3.1.6. You can download this straight away from our downloads page.

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Damian Mooyman, 26 August 2014

Win tickets to PHP Conference Wellington


The New Zealand PHP Conference is nearly here! Next Thursday & Friday (28th and 29th August 2014) PHP experts from across the globe will descend on Wellington to share their wisdom with the local developer community. We’ve got 2 two-day passes (valued at $510 each) to give away. Simply comment at the end of this post telling us who you’d be the most excited to hear and you could win!

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Nicole Williams, 22 August 2014

[video] A tale of mockery: Mocking database records and web services in SilverStripe and testing using Behat


In this show and tell video I demonstrate how Behat integration tests can be run efficiently inside a SilverStripe project, while keeping test assertions readable and self contained. The demo walks through and shows how to create database records from within Behat, and fake web services.

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Progressing the SilverStripe documentation: Where to next?


During the recent Wellington hackfest and online via the SilverStripe developers mailing list we started the process of working on a relaunch of doc.silverstripe.org and drafting what that looks like going forward.

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The workhorse that was: SilverStripe 2.4 end-of-life announcement


SilverStripe 3.1 was officially released almost ten months ago now and the feedback we’ve had has been great, with users feeling it was a significant step forward. SilverStripe 2.4, on the other hand, was released back in May 2010 making it more than four years old.  As a community you did great things with 2.4 and as a widely used popular version it became the ‘work horse’ among freelancers and web development shops alike.

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Accepting Bitcoin with SilverStripe



Bitcoin is a rapidly rising digital currency that is quickly becoming a popular method to purchase goods and services on the Internet that requires no credit card, no bank account, and no personal information to be transmitted. Payments can be sent and received to a merchant from anywhere in the world in seconds, and there is no middleman sitting between the customer and the merchant.

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