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SilverSmith: Reshaping SilverStripe Development


If you frequent any of the usual promotional channels such as Twitter, Facebook, the SilverStripe Development mailing list, or LeftAndMain, you may have caught some buzz about SilverSmith; the elusive product from Uncle Cheese that promises to enhance development of SilverStripe projects. Though SilverSmith is not released yet, it is scheduled to be in early 2012. This post will discuss what to expect from the release and why you should care about SilverSmith.

What is SilverSmith?

SilverSmith is a visual project editor with a suite of tools that streamline SilverStripe development. Because the application is aware of the SilverStripe framework and understands SilverStripe design patterns, it can accomplish tasks much faster, more easily, and with less human error than a SilverStripe agnostic text editor.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 21 December 2011

Speeding up SilverStripe with the Configuration System


One of our focuses in SS3 has been to improve on performance. All frameworks have to maintain a balance between features and performance, and generally SilverStripe has done that pretty well. In SS3 we haven't looked to adjust that balance, but instead looked at the features that cause the biggest performance issues, and see what we can do to refactor them so that we provide the same functionality in a more efficient manner.

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Hamish Friedlander, 14 December 2011

SilverStripe can change your life


Colin Burns is a digital nomad and respected SilverStripe community member, who travels the world while making a living out of building websites and web projects using SilverStripe. Colin is originally from Australia and now travels the world with his wife and two children.

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Colin Burns, 7 December 2011

The fine print of building your business with SilverStripe


A lot of people use the SilverStripe suite to build awesome web solutions for themselves or their clients. SilverStripe is very proud of the many beautiful websites, applications, modules and themes that you build with the CMS and the Framework. We know that you put a lot of hard work and passion into building these things, so I guess it is just a natural transgression to turn this effort into a business and to actually start making money from it.

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Kerstin Schuman, 30 November 2011

The 3.0 UI: A better framework for your ideas


SilverStripe has always regarded the CMS as a natural extension of its framework, enabling developers to tailor it to the needs of website authors. You can add form fields, customise the behaviour of the WYSIWYG editor, add custom icons for the page tree, as well as create completely new sections via the ModelAdmin class. On the other hand, deeper interface customisations were hard to achieve due to the complexity of the code behind it. The 3.0 release provides us with a rare opportunity to consolidate and simplify here. 

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Ingo Schommer, 23 November 2011

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).

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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