Silverstripe Version: 4 or 5
Im just embarking on learning V4 and V5 having retired from full time work at the end of life of V3 hence much as changed and the whole structure is without doubt far more complex now. However its also much faster. I have copies of both V4 and V5 working and have ported a V2 site to them as an experiment just by overloading both new versions on an existing database, I was not expecting that to work out of the box, but it did.
My real problem, comes with the changed to namespaced php which we did not have to bother with before. So in this example which is from silverstripe-lessons-v4/Lesson-21-end/app/src/PropertySearchPageController.php
How on earth do you predetermine what you need to “use” which in the above example is:
use PageController; use SilverStripe\Forms\Form; use SilverStripe\Forms\FieldList; use SilverStripe\Forms\TextField; use SilverStripe\Forms\DropdownField; use SilverStripe\Forms\FormAction; use SilverStripe\ORM\ArrayLib; use SilverStripe\Control\HTTPRequest; use SilverStripe\ORM\PaginatedList; use SilverStripe\ORM\ArrayList; use SilverStripe\View\ArrayData; use SilverStripe\Control\HTTP;
Stupid newbie question I know, but it seems you have to know the structure inside out to guess these or is there a cheat sheet of some sort?