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We’re releasing Sapphire to the world and the babe gets a new name

As most of you might know we plan to release our framework Sapphire with SilverStripe...

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by Kerstin Schuman

Posted 5 September 2011

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As most of you might know we plan to release our framework Sapphire with SilverStripe 3.0 as its own entity. We have come a long way; many of you have already used the standalone framework to build great stuff, but it only came as part of the CMS. Sapphire has proved to work well as the basis for all kind of great applications, such as OB3, a web application for learning which was developed by OceanBrowser using the social media mechanism.

The SilverStripe baby has grown up and it will be a standalone product soon. Yeah, I know what you are going to say; “I want it now! Don’t let me wait”. But hey, it won’t be long. Sapphire will be downloadable as a separate tool in Alpha which is due October this year. And it will be worth the wait! As we shake off this southern hemisphere winter, we will come out of the cave with the complete 3.0 SilverStripe Suite.

In the meantime, to warm you up, we’ve decided on a name for the new SS baby. It is part of the SilverStripe family so should have a similar name to its predecessor SilverStripe CMS. After much discussion here at the SilverStripe headquarters, we decided on SilverStripe Framework. We feel the name gives confidence and clarity, don’t you think?

At the same time, Dawn will become SilverStripe Site Monitor. The renaming ensures consistency across all of the SilverStripe products, eliminating any room for confusion.

Well, I am excited and so are my fellow SilverStripers here in Wellington. But what do I know, I’m just a bloody marketing person. What do you think? You are the community; we open up the mic to hear your thoughts! Please check here for further technical information from our CTO about the release of the SilverStripe Framework.