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StripeCon EU 2018—Let’s get technical!

As our representative from SilverStripe HQ in New Zealand, Robbie Averill gave us a rundown of all the technologies, ideas, and implementations at StripeCon EU 2018.

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Solving build tool woes with Laravel Mix

Setting up build tools can be frustrating. Enter Laravel Mix – with this tool, your build chain is managed almost completely for you, and you can use all the latest and greatest JS libraries and syntax with practically zero configuration.

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Speed up with SilverStripe 3.6.0 supporting PHP 7

Here at SilverStripe, we're constantly striving to improve site performance. Today's announcement looks at the 3.6.0 release with its support for PHP 7.

 

 

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Site of the Month: Hampstead Theatre

May’s ‘Site of the Month’ has been awarded to Hampstead Theatre. Built by SilverStripe Professional Partner 7dots, the simple-to-use and elegant looking website boosted traffic and increased the theatre’s online ticket sales.

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Agile project life cycle: how to price Agile projects with confidence

The first installment of a blog series that outlines the SilverStripe approach to the project life cycle, using Agile mindsets and practices to deal with changes and successfully deliver projects.

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Making SilverStripe modules more searchable

In today’s guest blog post, we have Nicolaas, the man behind hundreds of modules, show you how to make SilverStripe modules more searchable.

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Video: Going viral – the art of successful Agile infection

Talk video from SilverStripe Head of Channel Excellence, Diana Hennessy, on how to create a viral change to continually deliver digital revolution in your organisation.

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Construct a better development environment with Docker

Having the right development environment will save time and money, and a lot of headaches. In today's blog post, we'll show you how to set up a better development environment.

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Relaunch of the Common Web Platform website

Posted in Platform

Tagged CWP, themes

Vinh Nguyen

by Vinh Nguyen

Posted 16 May 2017

We’ve just revamped the website for the Common Web Platform (CWP), a platform as a service for NZ government sites.

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Video: SilverStripe - finalist in 2017 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Posted in Company

Tagged award

Sam Minnée

by Sam Minnée

Posted 10 May 2017

We’re delighted to be a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-tech Awards this year, after winning Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector in 2016.

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Video call with North American partners

Video of a recent call between SilverStripe representatives and partners in North America.

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It’s our lucky seventh alpha

Another milestone has been reached. SilverStripe 4.0.0-alpha7 is out and ready for eager people to prod and sniff around.

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Site of the month: Silver Fern Farms

“Site of the month” for April is Silver Fern Farms, developed by SilverStripe Professional Partner, Web Torque. This beautiful website is packed with functionality, gaining a 30% increase in site visits in just 3 months after the launch.

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Video: Painting outside the lines with SilverStripe

Posted in Developers

Tagged meetup, video

Vinh Nguyen

by Vinh Nguyen

Posted 28 April 2017

The last talk from the recent SilverStripe meetup in Auckland was delivered by Dylan Wagstaff, Support Developer at SilverStripe.

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Good bad design

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to the beauty of User Experience I would say it’s more objective, but the “look” of a website can blur the lines slightly.

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PATCH: 5 quick and easy web accessibility techniques

In this guest post, Zoe Beaucamp gives you PATCH—5 simple but effective ways to start patching up any inaccessible web content.

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Video: debug and tinker with Sliver

Posted in Developers

Tagged meetup, video

Vinh Nguyen

by Vinh Nguyen

Posted 13 April 2017

In the recent SilverStripe meetup, Sam Walsh, developer of Little Giant, talked about a tool he’d hacked called Sliver. Here is the video of his talk.

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SilverStripe Platform approvals: approved

Last month, we saw a 95% deployment success rate on SilverStripe Platform. The platform has just got even better with the new approvals UI for deployments.

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Digital Transformation health check

Results of the surveys we conducted on Digital Transformation from the recent conferences.

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The sixth alpha: enter the territory of dead bugs

We’re almost there! SilverStripe 4.0.0-alpha6 is out and eagerly waiting for those on the edge to try it out.

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Keep your server safe with ‘steamed clams’

To help keep your server secure, it’s a good idea to scan for viruses on uploaded files. This is when Steamed Clams comes in handy – this module scans for viruses in files you upload, or files already uploaded.

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Announcing HackFest 2017.1: SilverStripe 4 Alpha Edition

Help us build SilverStripe 4, join the alpha release hackfest in Auckland and Wellington on the 22nd April. 

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