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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.

Usually when web developers read the words "on", "fly" and "the" (usually in a different order) various tech-solutions to as-yet-undefined problems present themselves, perhaps involving near real time data processing, AJAX UI interactions or some kind of HTML5 web-socket or Node application.

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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

Drupal Connector Module


Robert is a SilverStripe developer who cut his teeth on computer games, first hacking them together between classes at uni and then professionally at Sidhe Interactive, where he worked on games for the PlayStation2 and Xbox consoles. After leaving Sidhe to "go indie" and develop websites to raise capital, he found that he really enjoyed working with web technologies and decided to make a go of it. This is Robert's first time as guest writer and he is here to introduce us to his latest project: the Drupal connector module.

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Robert Curry, 30 January 2013

Get Mobile with SilverStripe: Our Workplace Challenge


Amidst the craziness of December 2012, we held an in-house mobile app competition at SilverStripe Headquarters, coined the "Jedi Challenge". The topic for the Jedi Challenge was to interact on the move. The application needed to be mobile and multi-user focussed. There were really no boundaries with this competition, which saw a range of entries from a recipe app, to a real-time, multi-player game. Head over to ss.com for the full story.

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Brooke Penny, 25 January 2013

Santa brought you a 3.1.0-beta1!


It’s been about six months since we released 3.0 stable into the world, and the whole team is proud to see it being adopted so well by the community at large. Since then, we've had over 500 pull requests to our core, mostly targeted at the new version, which is a fantastic result. 

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Ingo Schommer, 18 December 2012