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Hack your brain with gratitude


The SilverStripe Gratitude Wall
I have been reading a lot about 'Brain Science' (not the official term FYI) as brains are cool, and complex. And squishy.

There have been several scientific studies about creativity, and what encourages it, and there are some things that we can do for ourselves to make our brains more creative. One of the findings is that happy thoughts (and therefore dopamine that is flushed through the brain as a result of happy feelings) tend to also flush the areas that creativity is thought to be based. Thus, making us more inspired, creative and productive.

I decided to do an experiment with our ‘SilverStriper’s’ as the 'subjects' (otherwise known as guinea pigs) to see if we could proactively change our thought processes. Although already an amazing place to work, I wanted to see just how far we could go. It has been proven that with 21 days of positive thoughts and actions you can actually re-programme your synapsis to be permanently more positive.

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Diana Hennessy, 8 January 2014

Refactoring of staticpublishqueue module


This module provides the ability to generate a static HTML cache of your websites pages to enhance security and performance (by serving just HTML). The module has been heavily refactored recently on the master branch (switch to 2.0 if you do not wish to upgrade). Main changes include:

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Mateusz Uzdowski, 24 December 2013

Omnipay - New payment module for SilverStripe enters beta


Community member Jeremy Shipman (jedateach) has created a silverstripe-omnipay payments module. It wraps the 3rd-party omnipay payments library, which has a number of well-tested payment gateway implementations, and a large supporting community.

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Cam Findlay, 23 December 2013

No More Joins - SilverStripe and OrientDB


OrientDBThere has been something of a database renaissance in recent years, as big data requirements have emerged so have non-relational databases and terms such as "NoSQL", "document" and "graph" scatter the landscape.

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Frank Mullenger, 20 December 2013

Meetups Around the World - Austria


SilverStripe Austria MeetupWhile SilverStripe is widely known and used in New Zealand and Australia, there are pockets of activity all around the globe. One such pocket happens to be Austria! While our best-known member is definitely Zauberfisch (German for magical fish), who is a frequent core contributor (and you may have heard his voice on SilverScoop, the SilverStripe podcast), I'm known as xeraa – bonus points if you can guess why. I have had quite a few points of contact with SilverStripe over the years.

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Philipp Krenn, 6 December 2013

Introducing... Cam, our new Community Manager


SilverStripe Dev Community, let me introduce myself...

Hi, I'm Cam Findlay. I have just joined SilverStripe Ltd as the new Community Manager. This is a new position we haven't had before so I am very much in listen, observe and understand mode for now (only 3 weeks in!). I come from a web development background having worked in various interesting companies and running my own consulting business. I'm hoping the combination of a good understanding of SilverStripe development, the open-source landscape and a focus on people will come in handy as we look to grow the SilverStripe developer community.

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Cam Findlay, 28 November 2013

Developer Training (Wellington)


Developer Training is available in Wellington on three upcoming dates:

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Sigurd Magnusson, 15 October 2013

Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic translation enables over a billion more users


The SilverStripe CMS content editing interface has now been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic, which combined are spoken as a first language by far more people in the world than English. Download SilverStripe 3.1.1 or try it out in the demo

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Sigurd Magnusson, 9 October 2013