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Implementing payment gateway in Magento 2

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This is a revised article originally written in September 2014 when I started to play with Magento 2 for the first time. Since there were a lot of changes in Magento 2, this article also needed some refreshment. We will glance over the backend, and proceed with the development of a simple module. For this task, I picked up the payment gateway API integration. This relatively simple task will help us demonstrate some key changes in Magento 2.

More precisely, we will be focusing on implementation of Stripe payment gateway. Even though Stripe has a rich set of features, here we will be focusing only on most basic functionalities to get you started with Magento 2 extension development.

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SmashingConf New York 2015 – a review by Inchoo

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Life at Inchoo is not all about hard work. It is also about having fun doing what you love, acquiring new skills and upgrading existing ones to get the big picture and getting the chance to learn from the experience of others. Learning from experiences of others is an important part of individual personal growth and success which benefit greatly to everyone; from said individuals, their team, Inchoo, and ultimately our clients who get to reap the fruits of one’s experiences and views. After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Following that philosophy, Inchooers can often be seen attending and speaking at various conferences in various parts of the world. Gathering knowledge through experiences of others, traveling and getting to see the world, meeting people and eventually understanding what makes someone tick – all of that results in always fresh ideas that help us solve the problems we encounter every day.

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How one intern evolved into an Inchooer

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Tweak it. Shape it. Place it. Grab it. (It being the article or it being the knowledge.)

Push the limits. Push the limits again.

And start again.

Now.

Now, indeed, is your chance.

What way to sum up 3 years of volunteering experience and projects with a special focus on last four weeks of my life – here’s how a mind grows when nurtured right. A story about me and Inchoo.

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Should encrypted Magento extensions be allowed on the new Magento Connect?

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A heated Twitter debate is under way over what Magento should or should not allow in the new, updated Connect, and it was started by Magento themselves.

The plans are that new Magento Connect will focus on the quality of extensions listed and will, ultimately, become a much more merchant- and developer-friendly place where everyone around Magento ecosystem will run to, not from.

The biggest question seems to be – should encrypted Magento extensions be allowed? Let’s check the story behind it, pros, cons, and in-betweens and try to come up with a solution, or figure out what Magento will decide.

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Making 300 million people count for your business

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There is a good old saying stating that one picture is worth a thousand words. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger very quickly became a world class proof of combining good quotes with even better business results.

So, why are creators and co founders of a constantly rising phone app, Instagram, and the surrounding mist of statistics to be trusted? More importantly, what does that have to do with eCommerce? How to break the rules or make a few new ones by showing up on the photo radar of 300 million users.

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My sales and marketing internship at Inchoo

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My month of April was reserved for a completely new experience in 2015 – sales and marketing internship at Inchoo. I spent four weeks in Gdansk, sales & partially marketing team named after the city in Poland (all of the Inchoo teams are named after cities across the world).

This team is the starting point for all forms of business – no matter if it’s smaller SEO jobs or making a web shop from scratch, sales & marketing is where the inquiries come to and where communication transforms into project that later on finds its way to Inchoo’s designers and developers.

Previous interns have already praised their experience at Inchoo so I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. One of them actually started working full time just as I was starting my internship. An excellent example how your internship can become something more at Inchoo.

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Introducing Magento Certified Customer and Customer Plus certification

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After we saw the rollout of four different certification programs by Magento aimed at developers, project managers and business analysts (all those behind-the-scenes folks), we couldn’t help but feel there was something missing. There was nothing in store for the ones in the very heart of every eCommerce transaction – the customers.

So, we have joined forces with several of our favorite Magento community members gathered around #RealMagento hashtag and are proud to present the first unofficial certification program in the Magento ecosystem – Magento Certified Customer and Magento Certified Customer Plus!

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