Tutorials

Setting up a new CentOS VPS (with nginx, php and mysql)

We quite regularly setup new VPS instances for our clients and there is always a long check list of stuff that has to be done. Read more about 'Setting up a new CentOS VPS (with nginx, php and mysql)'...

Getting started with Silverstripe unit testing (on ubuntu)

After many years of working with Silverstripe and developing modules, we have finally decided to move properly into unit testing. Read more about 'Getting started with Silverstripe unit testing (on ubuntu)'...

Fix HTML5 placeholder attribute in IE 8 & 9

Anyone who has encountered the HTML5 placeholder attribute, knows it is a great time saver over trying to manually load a label element into a HTML form input. Read more about 'Fix HTML5 placeholder attribute in IE 8 & 9'...

Install LAMP in one command on Ubuntu

I am always forgetting how to do this,which is annoying as it is such a usefull command. Read more about 'Install LAMP in one command on Ubuntu'...

Extending FullTextSearch for DataObjects

I have been wrestling over the problem of extending the default search functionality in Silverstripe to not only search Page objects, but other DataObjects as well. Read more about 'Extending FullTextSearch for DataObjects'...

Creating a dynamic image gallery with Silverstripe

I recently felt I needed to add a portfolio of work to this site, nothing fancy, but I decided it would need to use jQuery to provide some sort of... Read more about 'Creating a dynamic image gallery with Silverstripe'...

Disabling the "Icons" folder on an Ubuntu web server

Recently one of the websites I built had to go through a fairly thorough sercurity audit. Read more about 'Disabling the "Icons" folder on an Ubuntu web server'...

Integrating a Windows VM on VirtualBox with the host system

VirtualBox is brilliant (and Open Source) Virtualization software, produced by Sun. I use VirtualBox regularly to test out systems, different operating systems or web sites and applications in different browsers and... Read more about 'Integrating a Windows VM on VirtualBox with the host system'...

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