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SilverStripe Blog

SilverStripe 3.1.6 is now out


We've now released the latest version of the SilverStripe framework, version 3.1.6. You can download this straight away from our downloads page.

What's new in this version

It's been more than three months since our last stable release, but in that time we have reviewed and fixed a large number of usability issues and bugs, with 36 resolved tickets in 3.1.6, and a small number of new features.

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Damian Mooyman, 26 August 2014

Win tickets to PHP Conference Wellington


The New Zealand PHP Conference is nearly here! Next Thursday & Friday (28th and 29th August 2014) PHP experts from across the globe will descend on Wellington to share their wisdom with the local developer community. We’ve got 2 two-day passes (valued at $510 each) to give away. Simply comment at the end of this post telling us who you’d be the most excited to hear and you could win!

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Nicole Williams, 22 August 2014

[video] A tale of mockery: Mocking database records and web services in SilverStripe and testing using Behat


In this show and tell video I demonstrate how Behat integration tests can be run efficiently inside a SilverStripe project, while keeping test assertions readable and self contained. The demo walks through and shows how to create database records from within Behat, and fake web services.

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Progressing the SilverStripe documentation: Where to next?


During the recent Wellington hackfest and online via the SilverStripe developers mailing list we started the process of working on a relaunch of doc.silverstripe.org and drafting what that looks like going forward.

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The workhorse that was: SilverStripe 2.4 end-of-life announcement


SilverStripe 3.1 was officially released almost ten months ago now and the feedback we’ve had has been great, with users feeling it was a significant step forward. SilverStripe 2.4, on the other hand, was released back in May 2010 making it more than four years old.  As a community you did great things with 2.4 and as a widely used popular version it became the ‘work horse’ among freelancers and web development shops alike.

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Accepting Bitcoin with SilverStripe



Bitcoin is a rapidly rising digital currency that is quickly becoming a popular method to purchase goods and services on the Internet that requires no credit card, no bank account, and no personal information to be transmitted. Payments can be sent and received to a merchant from anywhere in the world in seconds, and there is no middleman sitting between the customer and the merchant.

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Videos from Auckland, NZ Meetup June 2014


UPDATE: have added Lee's video on push notifications and single page mobile apps with SilverStripe.

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Cam Findlay, 2 July 2014

What's up docs? An investigation into SilverStripe documentation


Let's face it, a common gripe in open-source is documentation. SilverStripe is no exception here, though we would like to do something about it. While we have had some semblance of developer documentation up at http://docs.silverstripe.org for some time, it often takes a back seat in favour of more technical and code related contributions from the community. In fact, we have raised the issue in the past and made some significant improvements, however it's time for more. The key thing to remember here is that that documentation has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort built up by contributions from the community (so a big thanks to all those that have contributed thus far!).

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Upgrades to the SilverStripe community website



These are exciting days with the initial upgrades to the SilverStripe community website, silverstripe.org, now underway. Here's a little information to keep you up to speed with what's going on.

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Wellington Meetup Videos May


Earlier this month, here in Wellington (NZ) we had our SilverStripe developer meetup with community members Aaron Carlino and David Craig giving presentations. As usual we captured this on video and have some links to the slindes from the talk for you to check out if you missed out on coming along (or just want to rewatch and pick up more details).

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Cam Findlay, 21 May 2014