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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.

Our MC for the evening was co-founder Sigurd Magnusson who kicked the event off, followed by presentations by community member Cam Findlay and SilverStripe Head of Developement Rainer Spittel. We have included videos of both presentations below, along with accompanying slides. See you all in the new year! Our next meetup is scheduled for January.

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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

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

It's all about the community


SilverStripe is an open source product and its success relies heavily on you, as the community, to build great stuff and to share your developments with other users. The company staff at SilverStripe Ltd is, apart from being a contributor, the frame holding it all together and making sure that your contributions tie into the overall architecture of the CMS and Framework.

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Kerstin Schuman, 21 September 2011

We’re releasing Sapphire to the world and the babe gets a new name


As most of you might know we plan to release our framework Sapphire with SilverStripe 3.0 as its own entity. We have come a long way; many of you have already used the standalone framework to build great stuff, but it only came as part of the CMS. Sapphire has proved to work well as the basis for all kind of great applications, such as OB3, a web application for learning which was developed by OceanBrowser using the social media mechanism.

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Kerstin Schuman, 5 September 2011

Wellington's August Meetup


Thanks to everyone who came along to our August Wellington Meetup. We hope you enjoyed the chatter and presentations over drinks and nibbles. The evening kicked off with a brief introduction from our CEO Sam Minnee, followed by informative presentations by SilverStripe CTO Hamish Friedlander and community member Simon Welsh. For those of you who were unable to make it, or those that would like a refresher, we have included a video and slides below. See you all in October!

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Brooke Penny, 30 August 2011