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SilverStripe Blog

Getting stuff done with SilverStripe

Ramon Kupper is the founder and managing director of pixeltricks GmbH, the german company behind the eCommerce module SilverCart. He has a degree in computer science and is passionate about eCommerce and content management. His table soccer gatling technique is vicious and fortunately nobody has been hurt so far.

When Borland released Delphi in 1995, they were among the first to adapt the new paradigm of Rapid Application Development (RAD). I was still an apprentice in my second year, but I recall that the general opinion was that - with the given productivity boost and the visual programming style - very soon programmers would be obsolete. They were all wrong. So wrong.

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Ramon Kupper, 29 February 2012

Wellington's February SilverStripe Meetup

A big thanks goes out to everybody who came down to Molly Malones last week for our February Wellington Meetup. We pretty much packed out the Blarney Slone room with 35+ guests attending. It was an eventful evening where we dabbled in code, recorded some Q&A style snippets on why you love SilverStripe, and checked out the top 5 Theme Contest entries. An awesome evening had by all, over some delicious nibbles and well deserved drinks.

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Brooke Penny, 22 February 2012

In Defense of Frameworks

Guest blogger Josette Rigsby has over 15 years experience in leading technology teams and delivering solutions. She has a special interest in enterprise architecture and emerging technology.

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Josette Rigsby, 16 February 2012

The Trials and Tribulations of a Freelancer

Guest blogger Ryan Wachtl is an independant US-based web developer and runs the SilverStripe user group in Madison. Prior to this, Ryan wrote about SilverStripe PayPal Mini Cart Integration.

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Ryan Wachtl , 8 February 2012

The Magic of Community Work

Last week I realised that I am asking you guys quite a bit these days; more pull requests, themes, blog posts, hackfests and meetup presentations. And yeah, every once in a while there is yet another community member who is stuck and needs your help.

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Kerstin Schuman, 2 February 2012

Theme Contest: The Game Changer

You should never move the goal post after the race has started, but this is an exception that should work to your advantage.

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Kerstin Schuman, 27 January 2012

The Hidden Caveats of Working in Your Second Language

Guest blogger Aaron Carlino is a web developer who is better known in the SilverStripe community by his whimsical pseudonym Uncle Cheese. This is his second time writing as guest blogger. Prior to this, Aaron wrote Why Design Comes First: True Confessions of a Guilty Coder.

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Aaron Carlino Aaron Carlino, 18 January 2012

Content is King: Documentation for SilverStripe

Guest blogger Philipp Krenn is one of SilverStripe's Google Summer of Code students from 2007. More recently, he has written the latest book on SilverStripe. For the upcoming 3.0 release, he will contribute to the official documentation — an area which can always do with some additional love. You can stay in touch by following @xeraa on Twitter.

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Philipp Krenn, 16 January 2012