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Simon 'Sphere' Erkelens is a freelance developer, fulltime employee of We::Code in the Netherlands with a tertiary background in applied physics. Before that, Simon worked for Squal Media. He started using SilverStripe at the end of 2009. Simon has given multiple presentations on implementing Facebook API into PHP and on SilverStripe's lesser known features. Most of his personal development work is on Github.

I only develop core features. I'm not a front-ender of any kind. And if I have to... well, look at my website. As simple as possible.

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Simon Erkelens, 8 May 2013

Improved Config API and secure default template casting in 3.1.0-beta3


We're proud to release our third beta of SilverStripe 3.1 (download), which gets us very close to the Release Candidate (RC) stage. Compared to previous beta releases, beta 3 has seen some large but unavoidable API changes. Please ensure to read the changelog and upgrading guide. You'll need to at least rewrite your static declarations in your Page and Page_Controller classes (incl. custom subclasses). Also, check that any used modules are compatible with the new beta. The easiest way to manage those dependencies is an installation through Composer.

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Ingo Schommer, 22 April 2013

SXSW 2013: A Mixed Bag


Richard is a designer/developer/strategist/coffee addict/Twitter junkie/slash/slash/slash. He's been working with SilverStripe since 2009 and runs his own company design + awesome. In 2012, Richard blogged about OmniOutliner to SilverStripe. Find him on twitter @thezenmonkey.

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Richard Rudy, 26 March 2013

Web Developers do it on the fly


Russell Michell describes himself in the context of work as an absolute web all-rounder, as comfortable on the command-line as he is with the front-end. Originally from Cambridge, UK he has performed his craft for startups, academia and agencies in the UK, Australia and in the years since his first OE to New Zealand back in '99. Russell is a web developer at SilverStripe in Wellington, having joined the company in 2011.

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Russell Michell, 13 March 2013

Converting Quinn.com from SilverStripe 2.4 to 3.1-beta


Fred Condo has a Ph.D. in the Management of Information Systems and Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate School, and is Chief Engineer at Quinn Interactive. Quinn Interactive is a web design & development firm located in San Francisco, California specializing in interactive design, content-management integration, IA, and custom development. Fred got into SilverStripe in 2008. He has made 24 commits to the SilverStripe framework repository, which makes him the 28th-most prolific contributor to the project. You should follow him on GitHub here.

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Fred Condo, 6 March 2013

Wellington's February 2013 Community Meetup


Thank you all for coming along to Molly Malone's last week! The first Wellington developer community Meetup of 2013 was held on a beautiful and warm summer evening, with great attendance (approximately 60 of you made it), conversation, and presentations.

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Sigurd Magnusson, 27 February 2013

SilverStripe 3.1.0-beta2 is available


Like the subject-line says, we have a new beta release of SilverStripe 3.1 ready for you all to try.

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Sam Minnée, 26 February 2013

OAuth Server


Simon Welsh is a developer at PocketRent, a SaaS using SilverStripe. He is currently working towards completing his Honours degree in Computer Science and Maths, and was recently a finalist in the NZOSS awards for his development efforts within the SilverStripe community. Simon has written for the SilverStripe blog before, documenting his journey of upgrading to 3.0. Follow Simon's alias simon_w on both Twitter and the SilverStripe IRC channel.

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Simon Welsh, 20 February 2013

Tackling project risk: How long is that piece of string?


As someone who is passionate about business, Diana has a diverse background in many industries, most notably in a marketing or project management capacity. No matter which direction she went, she was always handed a website to upgrade, create, design, or manage. She took this as a sign to head into the web industry, and has since worked as a project manager combining her knowledge of business and marketing to help clients achieve their project vision.

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Diana Hennessy, 14 February 2013

SilverStripe selected to build Common Web Platform for New Zealand Public Sector


Today we are proud and excited to announce that we have been selected by the Department of Internal Affairs to build the Common Web Platform for the New Zealand public sector.

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Sam Minnée, 7 February 2013