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Our experience using CWP 2.0

The following outlines our experiences using the Common Web Platform 2.0 (CWP 2.0) during the development of the Practice Centre site for Oranga Tamariki.

Frameworks we use at Springtimesoft Consulting

Backend We encourage using the best tool for the job, for heavy e-commerce projects this generally boils down to Magento, though for shops that don’t need all of the heavy Magento features, we have our own in-house solution built for the New Zealand e-commerce market called Shopalicious (built on the Symfony framework).

Working from Barcelona

At Springtimesoft we’re a remote working team – spread across New Zealand through Auckland, Wellington, Gisborne and beyond – but in Winter 2017 I decided to take things a little further. With a firmly entrenched love of travel, a desire to discover more of the world, and finding myself in the peak time of the remote worker, it felt almost inexcusable not to give it a go. I booked an Airbnb on the outskirts of Barcelona, a coworking space near the beach, a solid mobile data plan, and off I went. Little did I consider the 12 hour time difference and my fairly abysmal command of the Spanish language, but we’ll get to that.

Exciting things afoot in Nelson

Last weekend, we sponsored Startup Weekend Nelson - an awesome 54 hours that we are proud to have been a part of. So, what was it, what did we do there and how did it go? All very good questions…

Supporting MUV Talks 2017

MUV Talks was co-founded in New Zealand by Pauli Sosa and myself with the aim to create an environment where passionate people can gather together to learn, be inspired and celebrate the stories of others.  Each event consists of a set of seven talks for seven minutes with different experiences and points of view and is interspersed with activities and networking.

Techweek '17 - a few of our favourite things

And just like that, after over 280 events in 24 locations around New Zealand in the past 9 days, Techweek ‘17 has come to a close. These events were dedicated to bringing together local technology and business talent to tackle global issues, and ranged from deep dives into blockchain, aerospace and agritech to discussions of diversity and capability building.

10 Startups in the Making

Last weekend we went along to Startup Weekend Auckland’s pitch night, to check out what ideas are on the minds of Auckland’s budding entrepreneurs.

Linux Minecraft Server Build

Godson: ‘My friend’s older brother has his own Minecraft server.’

Kiwicon 2016 Wrap Up

This November, the Springtimesoft team headed to Kiwicon in Wellington, taking on the earthquake, heavy rain, flooding and road closures to soak up some information with more than 2000 other attendees.

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Magento - Wellington, Auckland

Magento

If your business is serious about ecommerce success, we can help. Magento offers flexible, feature-rich solutions that address a wide range of business sizes, needs and budgets.

PHP - Wellington, Auckland

PHP

PHP is a widely-used, general-purpose scripting language, that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

Silverstripe - Wellington, Auckland

Silverstripe

Silverstripe CMS is a web content management system used by governments, businesses and non-profit organisations around the world. It is the Common Web Platform for New Zealand’s Public Sector.

Symfony - Wellington, Auckland

Symfony

Symfony is a PHP framework for web projects. Speed up the creation and maintenance of your PHP web applications. Replace the repetitive coding tasks by power, control and pleasure.