English book coming August. Pre-orders open!

Posted by Sigurd on 28 April 2009

Cover of German book

Our first English SilverStripe book is in progress and you can now pre-order it! We anticipate it will be published by the end of August.

One of the world's largest book publishers, Wiley, has agreed to license our 450-page German SilverStripe book (pictured) from the German publisher and translate it into English. The effort of updating and translating the book is being done by our core developers, including Ingo Schommer who co-authored the initial book.

The book is targeted at professional developers with existing knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and object-oriented PHP5. It provides insight into our web development philosophy and explains the theory underpinning our Sapphire framework and our CMS. It balances this with frequent practical code examples, all of which will be offered for download to make learning quicker.

The aim of the book is to teach the reader how to create websites with rich, slick, and sophisticated features, customise the CMS administration interface heavily, and create extension modules.

The book will sell for £29.95 (a little over USD40.00) online and in major bookstores worldwide.

You can be guaranteed to have one of the first copies shipped to you by pre-ordering it now from Amazon UK. Recall that our German book sold out on Amazon shortly after launch!

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  • ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

    Posted by boathent, 5 years ago

  • I'd be keen for a download too. When will this be available?

    Posted by Lee Blazek, 5 years ago

  • Can we get an update on this? I'm excited if this is up-to-date and available in the USA, as I have a tonne of work waiting and want to use silverstripe on as many as possible.

    Posted by Paul, 5 years ago

  • Will you be making the book available for download also? I live in the US and would love to get my hands on that book.

    Let me know..


    Posted by Terry Middleton, 5 years ago

  • Will this be available for pre-buy on Amazon US soon? It's listed (http://www.amazon.com/SilverStripe-Complete-Guide-CMS-Development/dp/0470681837/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241090209&sr=8-1) but can't be purchased.

    Posted by Ben Gribaudo, 5 years ago

  • Sig, do we have to order this from Amazon, or do you think it will be distributed to NZ too?

    Posted by Aaron, 5 years ago

  • Craig, yes; as with the German book it lists all the great new stuff in v2.3.x, for example, ModelAdmin.

    Posted by Sigurd Magnusson, 5 years ago

  • Great news. Will the book focus on the 2.3.X version of SS?

    Posted by Craig, 5 years ago

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