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The Best Magento Full Page Cache Extensions

- Magento tips & tricks

full-page-cache-magentoThe speed of your Magento store is one of the key aspects of your success in an online business. This feature of every e-commerce store is taken into account by every search engine and has a significant influence on rankings. As a result, fast sites have the advantage over slower ones. That’s why the performance of your Magento store is really crucial.

To improve your website speed and a page load time you can use one of Full Page Cache Magento Extensions. All the modules from this group rely on the same principle. When a visitor is on a page of your store for the first time, Magento automatically generates and delivers this page to the visitor. The copy of this page is saved to the cache. Eventually, all the pages of your store have cached copies, and the system use them instead of generating new pages from scratch. As a result you get a reduced database and server load and significantly decreased page load time. Next, you will find the list of the best Magento full page cache extensions. There are both free and paid solutions in our post. All the Magento FPC modules have the same goal, but slightly different features.

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HTTP/2 – The Future Of The Internet

- Fire development

HTTP/2, Magento 2, 1.X

Being the second key version of the popular network protocol, HTTP/2  is its first update since 1.1 standardized in 1997. Although you might have thought it is a total rewrite of the protocol, the focus of HTTP/2 is on improvements related to performance: its goal is to reduce latency experienced by end users as well as resource consumption, while familiar methods, codes, and semantics remain the same. Moreover, HTTP/2 provides the ability to utilize familiar APIs for the protocol representation. Now, most major browsers as well as 2.3% of the top 10 million sites support HTTP/2. As for Magento, you can implement HTTP/2 benefits within the platform with CloudFlare. Below, we will show, how to achieve this goal, but let’s find out major goals and key features of HTTP/2 first. Continue Reading

Node.js Full Stack Frameworks Overview

- Node.js

Full Stack Node.js Frameworks

Although some users think that Node.js is a web application framework, it is not correct. Being a platform developed to streamline the creation of apps, it only seems like a framework at first glance. As for the frameworks themselves, they are built on top of Node.js. Our blog already covers some useful tools related to the platform, but this time we are going to describe Node.js full stack frameworks. Continue Reading

Puli – The Post-Composer Epoch

- Fire development

Puli resource management

If you still haven’t heard about Puli, it is a new revolutionary toolkit designed to streamline the way developers manage and exchange various resources. Being built on top of Composer, Puli helps to maintain and share images, configuration files, translation catalogs, CSS files, and other resources across projects with the aid of a framework-agnostic platform. The toolkit keeps track of resource locations and does everything to avoid problems related to the usage of absolute or relative paths within various systems. Puli’s major goal is to replace “bundles”, “modules”, “plugins”, and other specialized packages of various frameworks with a universal solution. Continue Reading

DIY SEO: Keyword Clustering

- E-Commerce

DIY SEO: Keyword Clustering

Today, we are going to shed light on keyword clustering – one of key SEO trends in 2016. Big Data is changing everything in the world around you, and SEO is not an exception. Since there is rapidly growing demand for specific niches and search engines are trying to structurize unstructured data related to these niches, keyword clustering introduces a new powerful approach to SEO which is based on the usage of Big Data. But what exactly do you need to run a successful SEO campaign in 2016? Continue Reading

Magento Performance Ultimate Guide

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

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This Magento performance guide is written for all versions of the ecommerce platform (including Magento 2). It is suitable for both Community and Enterprise editions. Additionally, it is useful for php & mysql web applications. Below, you will find all vital Magento performance improvements and optimizations for server and application sides of your ecommerce website, as well as the most popular enterprise class Magento performance solutions.

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Ultimate Guide to Magento SEO

- E-Commerce

E-Commerce and Magento SEO Ultimate Guide

Search engines provide your potential customers with a list of search results, where your e-commerce Magento website is shown. The list of search results often consist of hundreds of pages, and you will agree that your store should be at the top of this list. Otherwise, it will be lost among other results, and your potential customers will never find it. In this post, we have gathered everything you need to know about search engine optimization of your Magento store. Want to know what to do with the website in order to optimize SEO and climb to the top of all search results? Check the post below.

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You can read the full version of this post in our “Magento DIY. The complete Guide” book. Besides SEO, the it describes a lot of other improvements and modifications. For instance, the book shows how to improve performance, security, and other vital aspects of every ecommerce website, run a successful marketing campaign, and create a top-notch user experience. Furthermore, “Magento DIY” teaches how to get all Enterprise-level features on the basis of the Community Edition platform and implement opportunities which are not available in both editions out-of-the-box. The article is just the beginning, and all robust improvements are described in the book. For further information about  “Magento DIY,” follow the link below:

Magento DIY. The complete Guide

DIY Guide to Magento

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Node.js (Best CMS, E-Commerce systems, and Open Source projects)

- E-Commerce, Fire development, Node.js

Node.js tutorial

Our Node.js tutorial includes all the important information about this runtime environment. It provides both theory and practical examples. Being an open source project, Node.js is developed to work on different platforms designed for server-side and networking apps. Talking about Node.js modules, we should mention that they are written in JavaScript. In their turn, Node.js apps can be run within the aforementioned runtime on such platforms as Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, NonStop, FreeBSD, and IBM i. Thanks to a non-blocking I/O API and an event-driven architecture, Node.js optimizes throughput and scalability of applications (often real-time web apps). It uses V8 JavaScript engine by Google for the code execution. Last but not least is an embedded library that allows apps to act as a Web server without Apache HTTP Server, IIS, or other similar software. Microsoft, Walmart, Yahoo!, Groupon, LinkedIn, PayPal are among prominent users of Node.js. But why do they use it? What is the main purpose of Node.js and what are the advantages?

The Ultimate Node.js Tutorial

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Magento 2 UI Components

- Magento 2

UI Components of Magento 2

Flexible UI rendering in Magento 2 is possible due to the usage of UI components. By utilizing them, you configure every page of your ecommerce website. Besides, Magento 2 UI components are responsible for supporting interactions of JavaScript components with a server. Acting as modules, they are situated under the Magento\UI namespace. Below, you will find a brief description of basic Magento 2 UI components as well as useful links for a further acquaintance with the subject. Continue Reading