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A look into SilverStripe's object-oriented templating architecture


I'm not sure that we've publicly explained the SilverStripe templating system thoroughly yet. It is significantly different from other templating systems out there.

Our goal when designing the template system was to make SilverStripe's deliberately simple templating language tightly integrate with the rest of the system. Here are some of our motivations behind our architectural decisions, and an explanation on why we decided not to reuse conventional approaches and libraries.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 29 November 2010

SilverStripe users profile: Heyday


We're always interested to see what others are building with the SilverStripe CMS, so we've decided to start doing a series of profiles on what other companies and developers are doing. First up is the digital agency Heyday. They're a company from our own neighbourhood, and we’re huge fans of their Down to the Wire project about the history of the internet in New Zealand. I spoke to their technical director Shane Garelja about what they were up to.

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Joanna McLeod, 26 November 2010

SilverStripe CMS the first ever open source web app to become Microsoft Certified


We're excited to report that SilverStripe CMS has become Microsoft certified today. This is notable because Microsoft has certified a very small number* of web apps, and we're the first ever open source certified web app.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 17 November 2010

SilverStripe Hackathon in Wellington, December 11


We'd like to give members of the SilverStripe CMS community a chance to learn how to contribute back to the project. We've had meet-ups in the past, and will continue to hold them, as they’re very important to us, but right now, the time for talking is done. Let's get our hack on!

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Joanna McLeod, 16 November 2010

SilverStripe CMS wins an NZ Open Source Award


We picked up a trophy for you last night, so feel free to come into our office to touch it. The New Zealand Open Source Awards were held in Wellington, and the SilverStripe CMS won NZ Open Source Project.

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Joanna McLeod, 10 November 2010

Don't forget to vote for us - if you want to


Voting in the Packtpub Open Source Awards closes this Friday, so if you haven't already, we’re hoping you will head along there and vote for us in the category of Best Open Source CMS.

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, 2 November 2010

SilverStripe Developer Network launched


We're proud to be officially launching our Developer Network.

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Joanna McLeod, 1 October 2010

SilverStripe 2.4.2 released


We're pleased to announce SilverStripe 2.4.2, our second update to the 2.4 codebase. This is now our recommended version of SilverStripe CMS to use on production websites.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 23 September 2010

SilverStripe mobile development has just become easier


Today we've launched a free extension to SilverStripe CMS that makes it easier to build websites for mobile devices.

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Sean Harvey, 25 August 2010