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Consuming Magento REST service using Zend_OAuth_Consumer

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 🙂

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ZendFramework example on using Google URL Shortener service

Seems like URL shorteners have gain extreme popularity with web services like Twitter. Not to mention the fact that long URLs are somewhat hard to pass along. They are also harder to verbalize in a conversation, and above all in some cases they are almost impossible to remember.

There are quite a large number of URL shorteners out there these days, mostly free. One of the freshest is Google’s URL shortener. This article is not about outlining the features that make this shortener better then the other ones (as I am sure some offer more features at the moment). This article is merely for the purpose of showing you how easy it is to use the Google URL Shortener service via your ZendFramework libraries.

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Zend framework coding style standard

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Hello again! Today I’ll discuss some of the basic coding rules if your’re using Zend framework (or even Magento, which is written over Zend framework). Some might think that this is an redundant topic, but I strongly disagree – if you work in a team.

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Memory management in Zend framework

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Hello everyone! Recently I’ve noticed that some developers don’t pay much attention to memory management in Zend framework. And here I’m not talking about Zend_Cache, but rather about object sizes. And if you’re thinking that I’m writing nonsenses, let me show you how to reduce memory usage by more than 100 times (in my example :D).

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MySQL transactions in Zend framework

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Hi! Today I’m going to explain a part of Zend framework DB functionality. Transactions in general are quite useful, like temporary tables, but in most of situations unnecessary. Because of that, I’m going to explain when and how to use them through Zend framework.

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The principles of SOLID programming

Hello there! Today I’ll be explaining The principles of SOLID programming. When I first got serious about OOP, I jumped to design patterns, but then I realized that everyone need a good grasp of the SOLID principles before you’re ready to tackle Design Patterns – in more of an Architect role – that is. So, to conclude this short introduction, I’ll try to explain this in as low-level of knowledge as possible.

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Zend Framework navigation with breadcrumbs

It’s been a while since I last time played with beauty of Zend Framework.

Each time I check new features it seems to me that the things are more simplier than the last time,
I might be wrong (I wouldn’t bet on that) or I’m just getting better 🙂

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Simple Controller Plugin in Zend Framework

This tutorial will describe how to create own Controller Plugin.
How to set up environment for zend framework controller plugin.
How extend the library with own class and finally how to use it.

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Zend Framework Custom View Helper

Creating custom helper in new Zend Framework edition 1.9 in few easy steps.
Let’s assume that we need to fetch some data from database
but we do not need them in all view files.

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Zend framework notification system

I was playing around with admin interface for one custom project and I wanted general notification system for updating, adding, deleting records in database or any other action I could imagine. Zend framework has built in notification system where you can easily call the following helper (it’s an controller action helper). I hope this code will help somebody.

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