Order statuses “improvement” in 1.5

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I took some time to install and do the quick check on Magento 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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Programmatically create order in Magento

Surprisingly one of the trickiest parts of “under the hood” Magento is how to create order programmatically. At least for me, this was/is the most complex area of Magento development. Reason why it is so difficult is that the order creation process is all but not straightforward. You cannot simply instantiate order model, set some data and call upon the save() method. If you ask me, this is how it should be done.

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