Facebook is using a sort of web page prerendering mechanism in it’s in-app browser for mobile users [see disclosure here]. It is used by Facebook’s in-app browser to speed up page rendering for web link content shared on Facebook. But it can cause serious headaches, and this post should explain how to mitigate it with Apache or nginx.Read more
Do you or your client have a popular Facebook fanpage?! If so – this article might be interesting to you, but first – let’s start with definition of “hammering”, although the term is not unknown to webmasters…Read more
Don’t do it. Just, simply, never write a database query inside a loop. Ever. Put in a little bit of effort and write code that will insert or read all data in one big batch, or at least group big chunks of data in the smallest possible number of queries. That’s it. Move on. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.Read more
As promised, we prepared something that will spice up your holidays better than Christmas decorations and mulled wine. In this article you can find our open-source compatibility extension for Magento and PHP 7 (yes, you read that right!) as well as some of the experiences and performance tests.Read more
We are all aware of the Magento codebase size and its complexity. That is one of the reasons most people use full-fledged IDEs for Magento programming. Most answers regarding the “what IDE should I be using for Magento?” or “what is the best Magento development environment?” include big boys like Eclipse, NetBeans and PhpStorm. Since you’ve already read the title, you may be wondering: “what can a text editor like Sublime Text offer me for my Magento development?”. Vanilla installation? Not much, but with the help of a few plugins, well… Keep reading and you just may be in for a treat.Read more
Our goal was simple – to create natural environment for iOS users to receive notifications about new deals and breeze through the process of exploring and shopping.Read more
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.Read more
Recently I have been working on a Symfony based project that among other things required a Google Sign-in process. Actually, within that project one could say that Google Sign-in will be the only login authentication. Now, if you Google “Symfony login”, among first results are links for official Symfony documentation like the one for Security page.Read more
I’ve been developing inside LAMP environment since the day one of my web development adventure. Reason for this is that all of the web development tools like web server, database management system, source code revision control systems are at home when I log into the Linux powered workstation. Of course there are some downsides to developing inside LAMP, most importantly the sheer complexity of LAMP environment configuration. With this in mind I’ve created tool designed to simplify management of name based virtual hosts on Debian based Linux operating systems. In this article I’ll give my best to provide an overview of this tool and present you with a few clear examples illustrating its usage.Read more
Ok folks. Until today, trying to cover this area completely, I wrote two articles about Magento oAuth and REST services:
This Magento REST and oAuth functionality and ways on which it could be used are so wide that I think that even in this three articles will not cover everything that I wanna share with you, so stay tuned for next articles about this topic in near future 🙂Read more
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.Read more
Most of the time developer will add all Magento source files inside the git version control. It is much easier that way to track any change or even deploy the files on server by executing git pull.
But sometimes it is completely unnecessary to track all files and developer would like to track only few specified files and folders under web root, for example when developing Magento extension for Magento Connect.Read more
Vote up or Vote down? That’s the question 🙂
Even tho we learned so much from the PHP manual and from user comments I believe that we all saw some comments/examples that doesn’t deserve to be placed there. From before several minutes we are able to vote up/down. This missing feature for all those years is finally here!
I’m hoping that comments that will have huge “-” (“Vote down!”) will be removed from PHP manual, because reading them is waste of time. Also I hope we will be able to sort users posts by rates.Read more