Posts by Tomas Novoselic

Magento 2 API usage with examples

Magento 2 supports REST (Representational State Transfer) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), much like the old version of Magento we were used to. Official documentation is mostly based on raw curl request without examples in some specific language. PHP is what we do and there will be many people using it as well, so we tried to give you real PHP examples of how to connect and use Magento 2 API.

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Running cron jobs in Magento 2

When it comes to Magento 2 and cron jobs, there are some improvements comparing to Magento 1.

It is still abstract in the way that you don’t really run jobs directly, instead, you use cron syntax to setup periodical method execution via Magento scheduler that works on top of system’s cron utility.

Here are some useful hints to help you get started with setting up your own.

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Magento 2 New Relic Reporting

One of the new features that you get out of the box with Magento 2 is New Relic reporting.
New Relic has been around for about the same amount of time as Magento. I always liked projects that were using New Relic for performance analysis because it was much easier to identify preformance bottlenecks – especially on production systems where you have little bit less debugging possibilities. That’s why I’m really excited to have it in the new Magento version.

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Git deployment

This article shows proof of concept for git deployment.

It is completely irrelevant where do you host your code as long as you actually do have git repository 🙂

It is not meant to be used in production environments unless you are aware what it does exactly.

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Magento PayPal Standard – How to pay with currency other than base one and do it in your language

Let’s assume that you have a task to implement multiple currency feature in some Magento based project.
What will happen if your client choses PayPal standard as payment method?!
Well, you might be a little dissapointed to see that there is no way to pay in chosen currency. 🙁
Magento tells you that order was placed using chosen currency, but is it true?

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Order statuses “improvement” in 1.5

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I took some time to install and do the quick check on Magento 1.5.0.0-alpha1. There was one thing that is impossible to miss: Improved order statuses.
I remember the days when people requested that feature all over ther forum. Oh yes… what feature? Custom order statuses 🙂
So, we have it out of the box finally! Or do we? Let’s see…

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Merging JavaScript in Magento

This is not very tehnical article and most of you already use this feature, however I have noticed that there are many shops that are not using Magento’s default feature to merge JavaScript files. At the time prior to Magento 1.4, JavaScript merging was included, however it was limited to 10 files. Now that’s not a case anymore.

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