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SCSS, Compass and SilverStripe 3.0

Posted by Will Rossiter on 27 March 2012

Will is a senior developer at DNA Design, Wellington, New Zealand. He has been a contributor to SilverStripe since 2007, maintains several modules and is a well known face around the IRC and Forums as willr.

Over one year ago now, a group of us got together and started thinking about how we wanted to implement Felipe's awesome new UI for SS3.0, and how should SilverStripe go about turning the pretty pixels into reality. The design itself was a product of some fresh thinking from the UX front, so it felt right that we take the same care in designing the front-end architecture.                                                                                                   

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Upgrading to SilverStripe 3.0

Posted by Simon Welsh on 22 March 2012

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.

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Predicting the Future of Mobile Development at SXSWI

Posted by Josette Rigsby on 19 March 2012

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.

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SilverStripe 3 Beta 1 Release

Posted by Hamish Friedlander on 13 March 2012

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.

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Google Summer of Code 2012 Project Ideas

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 9 March 2012

GSOC 2012

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.)

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And the winner of the Theme Contest is..

Posted by Kerstin Schuman on 5 March 2012


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Getting stuff done with SilverStripe

Posted by Ramon Kupper on 29 February 2012

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.

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Wellington's February SilverStripe Meetup

Posted by Brooke Penny on 22 February 2012

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.

Sigurd Magnusson kicked off the event, followed by SilverStripe Developer Stig Lindqvist who expanded on what to expect with the arrival of GridField in 3.0.

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In Defense of Frameworks

Posted by Josette Rigsby on 16 February 2012

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.

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