SilverStripe Blog

SilverStripe CMS and Framework 3 is stable and ready to download

Posted by Sam Minnée on 29 June 2012

It’s been a long time coming and now it’s here. SilverStripe 3.0.0 stable has landed and is here for you to download and use. This is a milestone for SilverStripe and the open source community. We have all been working hard for this, and with the help of many of you, we finally got to the stable release.

3.0 looks brand new and is a masterpiece of elegant code and usability, but it is also just the start of something even better. We are already working on the feature list for 3.1, motivated by all the feedback we received from you.

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SilverStripe Hackathon

Posted by Kerstin Schuman on 28 June 2012

Hack along with SilverStripe 3

You’ve asked for it and now you’ve got it. With SilverStripe 3.0 being available to download tomorrow, we celebrate this milestone with a worldwide 30 hour hackathon.

The theme: Create great things with SilverStripe 3.

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SilverStripe 3.0.0 RC1 is here

Posted by Sam Minnée on 18 June 2012

After 18 months in development, the long awaited release of SilverStripe 3 is almost upon us, with the release of RC1 today.

Pending disaster, we are on track for releasing SilverStripe 3.0 stable at the end of June.

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Javascript Performance

Posted by Julian Seidenberg on 13 June 2012

Julian is one of our SilverStripe developers who works with the rest of the team on large projects, as well as acting as technical lead on projects of his own. He is an American citizen who has never lived in America. He was born and grew up in Germany, studied in the UK, and is now happily living in New Zealand, whose friendly, laid-back culture and natural beauty he values.

I love using SilverStripe and Javascript to create awesome web software. I would typically create a SilverStripe CMS interface for configuring the application, then pull all the required information out of the database into a template using SilverStripe’s template language, and finally use Javascript to transform the template into a wonderfully interactive page.

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SilverStripe 3.0 beta 3: Fewer tabs, more awesome

Posted by on 28 May 2012

Core Developer Ingo Schommer is a bit of an icon in the SilverStripe community. Ingo is the person that bundles a lot of the community’s contributions and feeds it back into the core. In his free time, Ingo loves to work on documentation for SilverStripe which eventually resulted in the first SilverStripe book. He also has an impressive 80’s pop music collection in his iTunes library. Going back in time also meant moving back to Germany last year. Due to the time difference between NZ and DE, he now works crazy hours remotely for SilverStripe.

We’re proud to announce the third beta release of SilverStripe 3.0! As you might expect, the changes get smaller and more incremental. A lot of the commits revolve around polishing the user experience following on from our usability tests.

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Meet our 2012 Google Summer of Code Students

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 23 May 2012

Sigurd Magnusson is one of SilverStripe’s three co-founders. Sig is based in Wellington, New Zealand and works full-time at the SilverStripe headquarters. His efforts are focused on sales, marketing and fostering the open source community. Sig is also our go-to guy for all things GSoC!

Last month we were proud to announce our involvement in this year's Google Summer of Code. If you missed it, check out the blog post to read more about our involvement in GSoC, and for successful applicants and further details on their projects. One month down the track, we are excited to officially introduce them to the community with a big warm welcome!

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Should you open-source your product?

Posted by Sam Minnée on 16 May 2012

Sam Minnée, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of SilverStripe, has shaped the SilverStripe Suite and is part of its success story as an internationally respected open source CMS. Previously, Sam has posted about SilverStripe 3 beta 2.

As well as being a great way of giving back to the community, open sourcing SilverStripe CMS has worked out well for our company. Does that mean all companies should open source their products? Probably not, but based on our experience, I’m going to suggest a few reasons why you might consider it.

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Usability Testing for SS3

Posted by Kerstin Schuman on 9 May 2012

One month ago, Senior Project Manager Julian Meadow (aka J), along with colleagues Paul Clarke and Ryan O'Hara, usability tested SilverStripe 3.0 beta 2 with a number of clients around Wellington, to better understand if the user interface is intuitive or if there are areas that could be improved. I sat down with J to hear more about the long and winding road that is usability testing.

Why did you decide on a usability test for SilverStripe 3.0?

After more staff within SilverStripe became involved with the development of SilverStripe 3.0 and started playing with the early beta releases, we realised there were a number of usability issues that needed to be addressed.

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Wellington's May Meetup: Mobile CMS and GSoC explained

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 4 May 2012

We've published two presentations from this week's Wellington SilverStripe developer community meetup.

Felipe Skroski explained the importance of SilverStripe CMS having a content management interface suited for use on smartphones, showing off wonderful interface designs that we hope shall inspire developers in our community to discuss and build.

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2012 Google Summer of Code Students and Projects announced

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 24 April 2012

Sigurd Magnusson is one of SilverStripe’s three co-founders. Sig is based in Wellington, New Zealand and works full-time at the SilverStripe headquarters. His efforts are focused on sales, marketing and fostering the open source community.

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