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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.

I’m going to start with a bold statement: Estimates are always wrong.

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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

Why BSD?


Back in 2007, when we made the decision to open source our CMS, we were faced with a decision: which open source license should we release it under? Although at first glance it may seem like a bit of tedious legal administration, the choice of license cuts to the heart of the goals of an open source project.

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Sam Minnée, 12 December 2012

Closeup on Application Platform Liked


The creators of liked.com consist of a team of six Swedish guys - entrepreneurs Marcus and Robert, developers Tomas, Eskil and Andreas, and a designer, Dawid, all located in Stockholm. They started to build the site one year ago during their spare time. Tomas and Eskil have been working with SilverStripe for about four years now within different companies and projects throughout Sweden. After many late nights of hard coding and design work, the project has become quite the success.

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Kerstin Schuman, 3 December 2012

SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.3 now available


SilverStripe is pleased to announce the immediate release of SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.3 stable.

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Hamish Friedlander, 26 November 2012

Document Management System Module


I have the pleasure of introducing a new module that we created here at the SilverStripe HQ - The Document Management System (DMS) module. 

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Julian Seidenberg, 21 November 2012

Seeking support in SilverStripe's social sphere


I am a developer who uses the SilverStripe CMS. I have over four years experience in everything from small websites to large multi-user internal system tools. I was originally drawn to SilverStripe in my web developer infancy because of its strong and intuitive templating system, and I've never looked back. I give back to the community by providing support on the IRC channel, through which I've met new people and learnt a whole heap of things I never would have without the tools I'm about to talk about below.

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Pyromanik, 15 November 2012