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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.

A Disadvantageous Advantage

They say it’s an English-speaking world. I disagree.

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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

SilverStripe 3.0 alpha 2 is here


The last step before beta; SilverStripe CMS 3.0 alpha 2 is ready to download and test.
We have come a long way and we are half way there!

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Kerstin Schuman, 11 January 2012

Merry Christmas and Frohe Weihnachten


My first calendar year with SilverStripe is almost over and I find it hard to believe that I've been living in New Zealand for 10 months now. This year was pretty adventurous and it was great to meet quite a few of you and to get the excitement and passion that you have about working with SilverStripe.

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Kerstin Schuman, 23 December 2011

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.

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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