Let's face it, a common gripe in open-source is documentation. SilverStripe is no exception here, though we would like to do something about it. While we have had some semblance of developer documentation up at http://docs.silverstripe.org for some time, it often takes a back seat in favour of more technical and code related contributions from the community. In fact, we have raised the issue in the past and made some significant improvements, however it's time for more. The key thing to remember here is that that documentation has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort built up by contributions from the community (so a big thanks to all those that have contributed thus far!).
Part of my role as Community Awesomeness Manager here at SilverStripe, is to work within the community to both ensure knowledge flows and that you have the tools you need to build awesome projects using the SilverStripe Framework and CMS. Documentation is something we not only need to correct in the short term, but to ensure as we move forward that documentation has a good process to ensure continued contribution to it by the community in a structured and meaningful way.Read full post
Earlier this month, here in Wellington (NZ) we had our SilverStripe developer meetup with community members Aaron Carlino and David Craig giving presentations. As usual we captured this on video and have some links to the slindes from the talk for you to check out if you missed out on coming along (or just want to rewatch and pick up more details).Read full post
I have been learning to code for a few years now, just in bits and pieces, through university classes, events, and self-study (mostly online). I feel comfortable writing HTML and CSS, and have been working on learning how to make complete web applications, using Ruby on Rails and dabbling in SQL and C#. I’ve also played around with other languages online including PHP so I was quite excited about the opportunity to learn some SilverStripe, to see what it is like and what it’s great for, and to start building some cool things!Read full post
Videos from the March 5th, 2014 Wellington SilverStripe developer community meetups are up on our vimeo video knowldge-base, well worth a watch!
Since the talks got a bit technical, it will be good to rewatch (if you came along that night) and absorb the material again. Check them out for the first time if you didn't make it (or are on the other side of the globe). Ingo's and Stig's presentation slides are also available.
Slides: Ingo Schommer - Pagetypeitis: Antipatterns and solutions for SilverStripe page types
Slides: Stig Lindqvist - Dependancy Injection
What does the SilverStripe community have in common with ancient civilisations of the Andes? Beer and reciprocity!
ReciprocityRead full post
noun [ mass noun ] the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organisation to another.