SilverStripe Blog

SilverStripe interest fills New York event: listen to the talk!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 18 June 2009

SilverStripe spoke at a monthly web-developer event in May. Listen to 61 minutes explaining our software and company, and answering a huge number of questions from a very interested crowd:

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SilverStripe 2.3.2rc4 ready for download and testing

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 13 June 2009

SilverStripe 2.3.2 release candidate 4 is out. It fixes a number of bugs and means we step closer to a stable 2.3.2 release.

This release focuses on improving multiple language support, as we have discussed earlier. We'd love for you download and test the release so that we can ensure our code is of a high quality!

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 release candidate 2 available for testing

Posted by Sigurd on 28 May 2009

SilverStripe v2.3.2 RC2 is now available! This provides the second update to the SilverStripe 2.3.2 beta which was released in early May.

We'd love your support: download, install, and test the code and raise bugs if you find any! Once we're satisfied that neither the community nor the core team can find any major bugs, the code will be deemed stable for general use.

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Choosing an open source CMS, confidently

Posted by Sigurd on 26 May 2009

There's finally a book available that educates people on how to appropriately choose an open source CMS.

Nirav Mehta's Choosing an Open Source CMS: Beginner's Guide reviews about a dozen open source CMS packages; read the table of the contents to see what they are. The table of contents also outlines how the book covers the topic of choosing the right software, be your project a website, blog, wiki, or something else.

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 beta 1: Multi-language support is back, and even better than before

Posted by Sigurd on 6 May 2009

We've issued a beta release of SilverStripe today that restores support for multiple-language websites.

We want people to test this update, and in particular, confirm that our migration script works reliably. Please help by reporting bugs so that we can confidently ready this release for production use.

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SilverStripe partners with Mollom to reduce your website spam

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 29 April 2009

You can now depend on SilverStripe to intelligently reduce spam appearing on your website.

This is because we've now officially partnered with Mollom. This means that the Mollom anti-spam module we released last month will see continued improvements. It also means our company will provide commercial support for the code.

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English book coming August. Pre-orders open!

Posted by Sigurd on 28 April 2009

Cover of German book

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.

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SilverStripe selected for Web Idol competition

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 27 April 2009

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!

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Microsoft SQL server module in alpha

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 22 April 2009

SilverStripe can now run entirely off a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database!

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 logo

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.

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Meet us in Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, London

Posted by Sigurd on 14 April 2009

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!

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