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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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Announcing the release of Concrete, SilverStripe 2.4's jQuery webapp library

Posted by Hamish Friedlander on 20 October 2009

Update (3 December 2009): Concrete has now been renamed Entwine.

We'd like to announce the release of the Entwine and Selector libraries for jQuery.

Developed by Hamish Friedlander, and partially sponsored by SilverStripe, this library will provide the architectural underpinnings for JavaScript in SilverStripe v2.4.

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Book sells out on; restocked now.

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 12 October 2009

Copies of the SilverStripe book are selling like hotcakes! It took just four days for to sell all of their initial stock of SilverStripe: The Complete Guide to CMS Development.

The screenshot below shows Amazon down to their final copy, and was snapped during the weekend. has since restocked the book—so head off and buy a copy!

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Guitar Hero website relaunched using SilverStripe CMS

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 8 October 2009

We're proud to announce that SilverStripe is the engine behind the very cool and recently relaunched Guitar Hero website.

The site is filled to the brim with video and social functions, and is a community-focussed base for fans of the popular console game. The website integrates with the game itself, publishing a global leaderboard and facilitating online tournaments.

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Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 7 October 2009

SilverStripe English Book - Cover has the SilverStripe book in stock!

As of a few hours ago, SilverStripe: The Complete Guide to CMS Development is ready for shipping from, and priced at USD31.49. To purchase the book, visit Amazon (and feel free to share this link with your colleagues and friends):

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The English SilverStripe book is now in print

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 6 October 2009

Two advance copies of the English SilverStripe book have just arrived at our office. This is exciting stuff—months of effort have gone into writing this book so it's wonderful to finally see it in print!

Our publisher, Wiley, informs us that shipments of the book are already on their way to stores around the world, so if you pre-order it on you might have some bedtime reading later this week.

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SilverStripe into final of 2009 CMS Awards. Vote now!

Posted by Lee Middleton on 23 September 2009

We're excited to announce that SilverStripe is a finalist for the best Overall Open Source CMS in this year’s PacktPub CMS Awards.

Thanks to everyone who nominated us, we received enough votes to appear in the top five. This is a fantastic result, and one that we’re very proud of.

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Join us at Software Freedom Day 09

Posted by Lee on 15 September 2009

On Sunday, 20 September, Wellington will play host to Software Freedom Day 09. SilverStripe is very proud to be one of the sponsors of this important event.

Software Freedom Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The principles that underpin FOSS are expressed in four essential freedoms: the users' freedom to run, study, distribute, and improve the software. 

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Keep Nominating!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 2 September 2009

Don't forget that the world's open source awards are running right now. As we explained at the start of last month, we'd love for you to nominate SilverStripe by September 11 in these two categories:

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