Simon is a developer at PocketRent, a SaaS using SilverStripe. I'm currently working towards completing my Honours degree in Computer Science and Maths. I'm simon_w on both Twitter and the #silverstripe IRC channel.
Since beginning to use SilverStripe back when 2.2 was about to be released to the world, the most complex upgrade path was between 2.3 and 2.4, when, rather than simple replacing the Sapphire and CMS folders with the newer version (as well as updating any modules, of course), the jsparty folder had to be deleted.
Guest blogger Josette Rigsby has over 15 years experience in leading technology teams and delivering solutions. She has a special interest in enterprise architecture and emerging technology. Josette attended the SXSW in Austin last week and is here to give us the low down.
South by Southwest Interactive (SxSWi), the annual pilgrimage of thousands upon thousands of techies to Austin, TX to learn, pitch start-ups, commune with their peers and (of course) party, has concluded. This year’s conference was held March 9 to Match 13. SxSWi attracted more than 20,000 attendees and featured over 1,000 panels. Each day every conference room, event hall and corridor was filled with discussions of the latest trends and what might be coming next. Given the gadget loving audience, it shouldn’t be too shocking that mobile technology was one of the most common themes in many of these conversations.
SilverStripe is proud to announce the immediate release of beta 1 of the SilverStripe Framework 3.0 and SilverStripe CMS 3.0.
For several years the SilverStripe 2.X line has provided a flexible open source CMS platform which has proven itself as a strong, competitive, feature rich and user focused option for content driven websites.
UPDATE: SilverStripe has been accepted. Students interested should read our project ideas below, and begin discussing with us about their project ideas ahead of the 6 April student application deadline. (Read why we are asking students to make their project submissions public.)
Ramon Kupper is the founder and managing director of pixeltricks GmbH, the german company behind the eCommerce module SilverCart. He has a degree in computer science and is passionate about eCommerce and content management. His table soccer gatling technique is vicious and fortunately nobody has been hurt so far.
When Borland released Delphi in 1995, they were among the first to adapt the new paradigm of Rapid Application Development (RAD). I was still an apprentice in my second year, but I recall that the general opinion was that - with the given productivity boost and the visual programming style - very soon programmers would be obsolete. They were all wrong. So wrong.
A big thanks goes out to everybody who came down to Molly Malones last week for our February Wellington Meetup. We pretty much packed out the Blarney Slone room with 35+ guests attending. It was an eventful evening where we dabbled in code, recorded some Q&A style snippets on why you love SilverStripe, and checked out the top 5 Theme Contest entries. An awesome evening had by all, over some delicious nibbles and well deserved drinks.
Guest blogger Josette Rigsby has over 15 years experience in leading technology teams and delivering solutions. She has a special interest in enterprise architecture and emerging technology.
PHP has ranked as one of the most popular programming languages for over a decade. The loosely typed language has a long list of built-in functions, simple syntax and very few rules, which makes it a “go to” tool for countless developers. PHP’s ability to get things done fast continues to attract legions of new enthusiasts, which is why it is a bit surprising that the PHP development community is still divided regarding frameworks.
Guest blogger Ryan Wachtl is an independant US-based web developer and runs the SilverStripe user group in Madison. Prior to this, Ryan wrote about SilverStripe PayPal Mini Cart Integration.
I recently celebrated my fifth year of freelancing as a web professional. This had me thinking about how I’ve grown over the years, both personally and professionally, and I’ve learned that, as a freelancer, the lines often blur between the two. Many of you may also freelance, either full-time, part-time, or on the side. You may have left a corporate or agency job in pursuit of greater control and more freedom, or maybe you’ve never freelanced, or like me, maybe you’ve always freelanced. Regardless of your current situation I hope you’ll find something useful to take away from this as I share my experience with you. At the end of this post I offer up my advice to any struggling freelancers out there.