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Join us at Linux.Conf.Au Open Day

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 21 January 2010

A free event for people interested in open source software will be held at the Wellington Town Hall this Saturday, 23 January. Running from 11am to 2pm, the open day is a rare opportunity to meet key people from around the world committed to the open source movement.

The day comprises exhibition booths showcasing open source software, a number of talks, and fun activities for kids as well as hardware and software hackers. The open day is the final event in the week-long Linux.Conf.Au conference, which has placed Wellington at the epicenter of the global open source movement. We hope to see you there - you'll find us at table number 15.

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SilverStripe recognised in global software award

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 12 January 2010

Packtpub 2009 CMS Awards LogoEvery year Packt Publishing, a tech book publisher, runs a global award for the best open source CMS. In 2009, SilverStripe had its best result yet.

The Packt CMS Award is a major award: many thousands of people around the world rate their favourite CMS, before judges thoroughly evaluate the most popularly voted software. There is no more significant worldwide competition that rates open source or proprietary content management platforms, so we're very proud of our year-on-year progress:

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Microsoft WinCache benchmarks show 2x performance boost

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 7 January 2010

Running SilverStripe on your Windows environments has just become faster!

Benchmarking done by our European partner iBuildings shows some dramatic performance improvements with Microsoft's new WinCache 1.0 PHP bytecode cache. The release of WinCache means that the past performance disadvantage of running SilverStripe on the Windows IIS web server (as opposed to Apache on Linux) has been largely eliminated. Microsoft describes the tool as containing three caches:

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SilverStripe 2.3.4 released

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 November 2009

SilverStripe v2.3.4 has just been released! This is now the best version of our software to use. This version solves a number of bugs, some of which relate to security vulnerabilities. Thanks go to community members who identified bugs and contributed fixes to them!

Download SilverStripe-v2.3.4.tar.gz

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English SilverStripe book now in Wellington libraries

Posted by Kirsten Moodie on 25 November 2009

The English edition of the SilverStripe book is now in libraries in Wellington, the home of SilverStripe.

Due to popular demand the books are already on loan, but you can reserve the book online through both the Hutt City Libraries and Wellington City Libraries websites, as seen below:

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SilverStripe 2.4 alpha release brings hierachical URLs, SQL Server support, and much more

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 12 November 2009

Screenshot of SilverStripe 2.4We're extremely excited to announce SilverStripe v2.4 is now at alpha release stage!

This means it's ready for testing by our community while we continue to complete the intended features for the stable version, and complete our own testing. We do not recommend using this version of SilverStripe for production sites yet, unless you perform extensive testing on your own site first.

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SilverStripe book available in UK

Posted by Sigurd on 11 November 2009

If you're a developer based in the UK or Europe, you now have much quicker and cheaper access to our fantastic developer resource, SilverStripe: The Complete Guide to CMS Development.

This is because Amazon.co.uk and other UK booksellers now show the 456 page book as being in stock, meaning you no longer need to purchase via the US-based amazon.com store.

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You're invited to the Wellington Web Meetup!

Posted by Sigurd on 4 November 2009

Dave Keyes introducing the October 2009 web meetup in WellingtonWellington web designers and frontend coders have recently formed a monthly post-work event, the Wellington Web Meetup.

SilverStripe is supporting this month's meetup, which will be held at 6pm on Thursday, 12 November at our offices on Level 4, 97-99 Courtenay Place.

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Have you voted for SilverStripe?

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 28 October 2009

Packtpub 2009 CMS Awards LogoFriday 30 October is the last day that you can vote for SilverStripe CMS in the PacktPub Open Source CMS Awards.

We'd love to get your support, because winning will raise awareness about SilverStripe CMS, and will provide a monetary prize to fund product development work!

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SilverStripe CMS on Windows 7

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 27 October 2009

With the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system released last week, we thought we'd take SilverStripe CMS for a test drive on it. We used Microsoft Web Platform Installer to install SilverStripe. This approach has now been used about 36,000 times by the world to install SilverStripe.

We found the installation to be quick and easy. A dramatic improvement is that Microsoft's installer now installs MySQL for you, which it didn't when first released back in April. The CMS and public-facing website ran straight away and worked robustly in Internet Explorer 8. The installer automatically enabled Microsoft's new wincache bytecode cache which, despite being new, provided SilverStripe with a dramatic speed boost and didn't appear to cause any problems. All of this demonstrates Microsoft's recent work to streamline installing PHP applications on the native Windows stack.

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