Posts by Kresimir Banovic

Push notifications in Magento

When running a web shop there is always need to somehow keep your customers posted with the new information. It can be done in different ways, but using push notifications seems like a pretty neat and convenient way to do it. This technology has been around for some time now but unlike mobile apps, there aren’t many websites that actually utilize it. There’s probably not enough buzz about it out there and to be honest, for certain channels, the technology is not quite ready yet in terms of development. Nevertheless, let’s check it out.

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Large number of input variables in Magento

UPDATE: The issue described in the following text has been taken care of in Magento EE 1.14 / CE 1.9

Recently, a pretty strange issue occurred on one of our projects. Our client reported that when trying to assign products to a category, only a thousand of products got saved while the other ones were ignored. To deal with this issue, I decided to jump to the category save action and check for any problems with the code that may cause this behaviour.

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Working with large Magento collections

Magento collections represent a very convenient way of grouping models together. We can grab a group of models from database with little to none sql code thanks to special methods which collection model provides. Collections can get really big (new products, customers, categories, lots of attributes etc.) and become really tricky to work with. Let’s see what can be done to make large collections more manageable.

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