Our first English SilverStripe book is in progress and you can now pre-order it! We anticipate it will be published by the end of August.
One of the world's largest book publishers, Wiley, has agreed to license our 450-page German SilverStripe book (pictured) from the German publisher and translate it into English. The effort of updating and translating the book is being done by our core developers, including Ingo Schommer who co-authored the initial book.
SilverStripe will be showcased in an upbeat annual CMS competition at next week's Janus Boye CMS Conference in Philadelphia!
The Web Idol competition is modelled after American Idol and is designed to be both entertaining and informative. It features quick-fire competitive performances and a panel of pithy judging. We get 6 minutes to have a heap of fun—and explain to a voting audience why SilverStripe deserves an outrageously large trophy. Stay tuned!
SilverStripe can now run entirely off a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database!
This allows SilverStripe to easily connect to existing databases and fit into environments where you don't necessary want MySQL. It allows SilverStripe to be used in as many situations as possible, in much the same way as supporting multiple web browsers and operating systems does.
SilverStripe staff are hitting the USA East Coast and UK in May. We're keen to meet developers and organisations interested in our software and our business.
You'll get to learn the story behind SilverStripe, influence our upcoming decisions, ask pointed questions, and get a preview of upcoming features!
It took two years to reach 100,000 downloads, but less than six months to reach an all-time total of 150,000!
In recent weeks we've produced SilverStripe v2.3.0 and v2.3.1, releases that have seen attention from Slashdot, Ajaxian, and a multitude of CMS industry websites like CMSReport. Consequently, we've seen a rush of people downloading and installing our software and, wonderfully, joining our community and producing amazing websites!
At MIX today, Microsoft released Web Platform Installer (WebPI) 2.0 beta—new software that makes it much easier and more compelling to install PHP applications on the Windows IIS web server.
SilverStripe has been selected as one of ten PHP and .NET web applications to be bundled with the launch of WebPI. This means the easiest method for installing SilverStripe is now Microsoft's WebPI, and for many people, this will be much easier than installing SilverStripe using WAMP or on Linux.
Thank you to those who tested SilverStripe 2.3.1rc1! You identified a few easy-to-fix bugs that we felt were important to solve before issuing the final release of SilverStripe 2.3.1.
We're keen to have developers download silverstripe-2.3.1rc2.tar.gz and confirm that it's a good release. If no problems are found we'll mark it as stable this week!
We want developers to test this release so we can label it ready for general consumption.
Summer of Code season is back for 2009! We've come up with programming challenges as part of our application to Google.
If we're selected by Google to participate, then university students can apply to Google to work on one of the programming challenges suggested below. Applications are open between March 18 and April 3, and successful applicants will receive USD4500 and some swag for their effort!