Spree Commerce

Try It Now

Spree Community Milestones

Posted on June 02, 2012 by Sean Schofield

summary: It’s been almost five years now since I began the Spree project. It started with a blog post and a strongly held conviction that there had to be a better way to do e-commerce.

It’s been almost five years now since I began the Spree project. It started with a blog post and a strongly held conviction that there had to be a better way to do e-commerce. In the past week we have also reached two symbolic milestones.

3,000 Github Followers

We now have 3,000 followers on Github. Spree continues to be one of the most-watched and most-forked projects on the popular community code sharing service. Since our project generates dozens of update messages per day only the hardcore Spree developers actually follow us on Github.

200 Contributors

The actual code behind Spree is the result of a tremendous group effort. We’re quite proud of the number of different people who contribute to Spree and last week we received contributions from our 200th contributor. Again this number somewhat understates the true level of contribution by our community. It does not include people who have contributed to other important projects such as the guides and i18n effort.

Custom Authentication

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Ryan Bigg

One of the more requested features we get for Spree is the ability to combine Spree with an existing application’s User model. Currently, Spree does not allow you to do that. With the work we’ve been doing on the
auth-take-two branch for Spree, this will now be possible. All you will need to do is to follow the steps in this short guide and you
can have your application set up with Spree using your custom authentication.

Please submit feedback to the pull request page.

Spree 1.1.1 Released

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Sean Schofield

Spree 1.1.1 has been released. This release is just a minor patch release to fix a few issues with the previous release. There are no security fixes in this release so there is no rush to upgrade if things are working fine for you.

The primary reason to upgrade is if you are experiencing issues with the new 2.1.x version of Devise which may get used by bundler in new Spree deployments. Please see the Github compare for a complete list of changes in this release.

Advance ticket sales for SpreeConf Europe

Posted on May 03, 2012 by Sean Schofield

At the beginning of the year we held our first ever SpreeConf in NYC. The conference was a huge success and we announced our plans to hold our first SpreeConf Europe on August 22-23 in Dublin, Ireland.

Today we’re pleased to announce the details of the conference including a full schedule of awesome speakers. In keeping with our tradition of holding the conference in unique venues, this conference will be held in the very awesome Guinness Storehouse. The official conference hotel is conveniently located in the city center with easy access to restaurants and tourists attractions. There is also free transportation between the hotel and conference thanks to our friends at Klarna.

Great Value

Ticket prices are only €100 and include two full days of conference activities including the following:

  • Full day of training on Spree, Rails, Backbone and Coffeescript
  • Free transportation to and from the conference hotel
  • Coffee and snacks throughout the conference
  • On-site lunch on the second day
  • Conference T-Shirt
  • Happy hour and lightning talks in the evening
  • Private tour of the Guinness Storehouse (w/free samples!)

We’re also working on scheduling an after party in the world famous Gravity Bar.

Special “First 50” Promotion

We also have a special deal for people who like to book early. Conference registration is only €50 for the first fifty registrants. That’s a 50% discount off an already reasonable price! Our last conference sold out quickly so act now and secure your spot at this amazing conference!

Welcome Contegix!

We’d also like to welcome Contegix as our primary sponsor for the conference. Contegix is a strategic cloud computing and managed hosting company and they are the preferred hosting company for several large-scale e-commerce deployments.