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Core Developer Ingo Schommer sees SilverStripe Maturing


Today I virtually met with 29-year-old German Senior Developer Ingo Schommer, who is an icon in the SilverStripe community. He is the person that bundles a lot of the community’s contributions and feeds it back into the core. @Brooke Penny says; every time she hears his name she thinks of David Schwimmer from Friends. (Apparently Ingo even resembles him, except for the fact that Ingo hasn’t had a nose job).

In his free time Ingo loves to work on documentation for SilverStripe which eventually resulted in a book. He also has the most impressive 80’s pop music collection in his iTunes library. Going back in time also meant moving to Germany a few months ago. Due to the time difference between NZ and DE, he now works crazy hours remotely for SilverStripe. Please send this poor guy some ‘Flat Whites’ if you can. (‘Flat Whites’ are the NZ coffee specialty. Caution: Addiction guaranteed!)

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Kerstin Schuman, 16 November 2011

SilverStripe 3’s new ORM


Sam Minnée, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SilverStripe, has shaped the SilverStripe Suite and is part of its success story as an internationally respected Open Source CMS.

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Sam Minnée, 9 November 2011

Wellington's October SilverStripe Meetup


Thanks to everyone who came along to our October Wellington Meetup. Word on the street is that it was one of our most popular meetups for 2011, with approximately 30 people attending.

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Brooke Penny, 2 November 2011

SilverStripe 3.0 alpha 1 is ready to download


It’s been a while since we gave you the SS 3.0 preview to play around with earlier in the year. Now we are getting serious. We are proud and excited to announce that SilverStripe CMS 3.0 alpha 1 and SilverStripe Framework 3.0 alpha 1 are ready to download and test now.

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Kerstin Schuman, 1 November 2011

Why Design Comes First: True Confessions of a Guilty Coder


Guest blogger Aaron Carlino is a web developer who is better known in the SilverStripe community by his whimsical pseudonym Uncle Cheese. Aaron has been doing web development since 2005, and found his niche in SilverStripe programming after an exhaustive search for a content management solution that was welcoming to developers and would stay out of his way. Since then, he has established a strong reputation in the SilverStripe community as a mentor, support provider, and, most notably, a contributor to some of the application’s most popular modules. 

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Aaron Carlino, 26 October 2011

SilverStripe PayPal Mini Cart Integration


Guest blogger Ryan Wachtl is an independent US-based web developer and experienced designer with a passion for the art of programming and the science of design. He has been building sites with SilverStripe since the early 2.2 release and organizes the SilverStripe user group in Madison, WI. You can stay in touch by following @ryanwachtl on Twitter.

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Ryan Wachtl, 19 October 2011

Revamped Template Parser for SilverStripe 3


SilverStripe has always had a pretty elegant template language (the language used to describe how data from the application should be inserted into a document - be that of a web page or anything else). It was simple to learn and kept the designer insulated from complicated back-end code.

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Hamish Friedlander, 12 October 2011