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SilverStripe Installation Trends

Posted by Sigurd on 10 March 2009

The growth of new SilverStripe installations each month grew substantially over 2008. The graph below shows the rise in people who ticked 'yes' to anonymously notifying us when installing SilverStripe. With the German book, recent publicity on Ajaxian, and a number of exciting new releases coming out this year, we expect to see the same trends in the coming 12 months.

Graph showing rise in SilverStripe installs

It is also interesting to share statistics around the choice of web server used to install SilverStripe. We've seen the following split remain fairly constant over the past two years:

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SilverStripe best seller on within two weeks

Posted by Sigurd on 8 March 2009

Just days after the book's launch, the 450-page German SilverStripe book now has a bestseller status on!

It is currently near the top of the CMS bestsellers, as well as doing well in its 'parent' categories: web design, programming & webdesign, and computing & internet.

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Meet ups in Melbourne, Stockholm, Vancouver

Posted by Sigurd on 6 March 2009

SilverStripe staff are on some long excursions from New Zealand in coming weeks, so we're planning to host developer meetings to showcase SilverStripe while we go!

This blog post will be updated with venues. Please join us, and spread the word; key SilverStripe staff are not in these cities every day! If you have specific things you'd like to learn from or share with us at the meetings, comment below.

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Wellington and San Francisco meetups provide great feedback

Posted by Sigurd on 5 March 2009

Last Sunday, a group of local developers came together in Wellington for the monthly SuperHappyDevHouse meeting.

Ingo Schommer did a talk on ModelAdmin (see 25 minute recording), and Nicolaas, one of the most prolific SilverStripe-website builders in our community, offered his thoughts on why SilverStripe beats building your own hand-built PHP solution:

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Making a CRM with ModelAdmin

Posted by Sigurd on 3 March 2009

ModelAdmin is a powerful new feature in SilverStripe 2.3.0 that lets developers build user-friendly web-based interfaces to manage complex, related data.

Ingo, one of the developers of the feature, recently spoke at the SuperHappyDevHouse developer event in Wellington. Resources from the talk are now online.

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German book released!

Posted by Sigurd on 3 March 2009

"SilverStripe – Das umfassende Handbuch" is now in German bookstores and available online to purchase for €39.90.

At 450 pages, it provides a more structured and comprehensive set of SilverStripe technical documentation than what is currently available at, so we strongly encourage German developers to buy the book and become a much more educated, sophisticated SilverStripe developer!

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Forms, Newsletter, Blog modules released

Posted by Sigurd on 25 February 2009

To coincide with SilverStripe 2.3.0, the forms, newsletter, and blog modules have been released.

Details on each module are described below.

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SilverStripe 2.3.0 released, 1000s of improvements!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 23 February 2009


Screenshot of SilverStripe 2.3

SilverStripe v2.3.0 is now available to download! This release brings thousands of updates, and shows our continued effort in making SilverStripe's underlying codebase a tool for professional website developers and the CMS a user-friendly and efficient interface for non-technical content authors.

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March 1: Wellington SilverStripe hackathon

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

On the first Sunday of each month, Wellington hosts a geek get-together at the Southern Cross bar called SuperHappyDevHouse.

We've been invited to be the theme for their March event. We're planning to show people how to use our ModelAdmin feature to quickly build administration interfaces, and give pointers on how to contribute to our open source project. If you've got a pet bug or feature, you might even be able to bribe us to solve it with a beer!

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SilverStripe v2.3.0 release candidate 3 is now available

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

Over the past two months we've made an impressive number of improvements to the upcoming version of our software, SilverStripe v2.3.0.

Release Candidate 3 is now available. Please help test it and submit bugs. Based on the importance of bugs raised in coming weeks we will either relabel this as a stable version or produce a release candidate 4.

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