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Auckland January office warming meetup - SwipeStripe ecommerce and getting involved in open source


SilverStripe Auckland MeetupAnother successful SilverStripe Meetup was held at the new SilverStripe Auckland, New Zealand offices last week (15th Jan 2014). An office warming party! There was a great turn out with SilverStripe developer regulars, new faces and those interested to learn more about our SilverStripe open-source project. Following the usual format we had a couple of speakers share their SilverStripe knowledge (including myself) and as always we captured the knowledge in full audio-visual awesomeness.

So if you didn't end up making it along, or you are perhaps based overseas... fear not, we have you covered, read on.

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Cam Findlay, 22 January 2014

Backbone Unit Tests and Continuous Integration


Backbone unit testing
Recent advances in technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript mean complex applications can now be delivered via the Web. Building interaction-rich web applications can create new and engaging experiences for users. For developers, managing the growth of these applications can be challenging. Fortunately there's a great range of open source solutions to help us out. Some of the more popular JavaScript frameworks are Backbone, Angular, and Ember.

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David Craig and Robert Curry, 13 January 2014

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.

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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