Couple of weeks ago one of our enterprise clients was informed by his PCI compliance approved scanning vendor (ASV) that his business didn’t pass quarterly scan due to security vulnerabilities in software powering his store. Since the most important payment processing solution provider used by the store in question requires PCI compliance, this situation had potential to turn into a major issue. Read more
On February 10, 2014, we hired Marko Brisevac, web designer and entrepreneur who joined Dino Balen in forming a design team at Inchoo. This was a new milestone for the company since the plan to grow in-house design expertise is now taking shape.
In this interview, we are bringing you a background that led to establishment of a design team. Read more
Last days we witnessed many announcements and talks regarding Sellvana, new open source eCommerce platform. The people behind Sellvana are respectable names in e-commerce community, like its co-founder Boris Gurvich better known to developers for Unirgy modules. During the weekend we got access to the repository and I must admit that some of us, including our CEO Tomislav, didn’t sleep for most part of the night
Combined with the power of Zend Framework, Magento currently supports many cache backends with file system, APC and Memcached being the most widely used. Every supported cache backend brings it’s own set of upsides and downsides, but since there’s a lot to choose from, one could easily assume that as far as cache backends are concerned, Magento is very well covered. To some degree this might be true, but when you seriously up the number of requests, none of the cache backends scale well. Besides poor scaling, some of the cache backend implementations also suffer from serious limitations like not having support for grouping of related cache entries, a.k.a. tagging. With this in mind, and in order to provide support for stable and scalable cache backend, latest versions of Magento are turning to Redis key-value store. In this article I’ll do my best to describe process of implementing Redis as cache and session backend with recent versions of Magento Community and Enterprise Edition.
In Magento there are three types of product relations: Up-sells, Related Products, and Cross-sell Products. Two of them appear while viewing a product, and one usually appears in the shopping cart.
Superweek [#spwk] is an annual conference held in northern Hungary (but still close enough to Budapest airport) covering all apsects of (web) analytics – from decision making to real life events tracking.
In one of my previous posts I have prepared a short walkthrough on how to use the RMA feature that comes with Magento Enterprise Edition. But what if you are using Magento Community Edition and you need to control return or exchange of items sold to customers? You’re not all lost. Read more
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There are a lot of ecommerce and other predictions, expectations and announcements for 2014. It’s a fresh start and opportunity for all of us to try to perform better, so we will share a couple of thoughts of our own, not predicting or expecting anything, but trying to help you discover useful insights you could apply for your Magento business development. Read more
If you are developing in Magento, sooner or alter you will need to obtain some information from database. This article will show you how to retrieve almost anything using getModel, getData and getter methods in general.
Custom Magento stores are probably the most complex pieces of web related software out there, and most of the time developers are happy when they come to a point where things (mostly) work. You can imagine the horror Magento developer is up against, when a few weeks before holiday season, Google Analytics gives indication that current hardware infrastructure just won’t cut it. In this article I’ll do my best to guide you trough process of moving your Magento code, files and database to another server. Additionally, I’ll give you some pointers regarding DNS changes required for pointing your domain to another IP address.