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Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Best PHP Content Management Systems (CMS)

 CMSA content management system or CMS is an application that allows publishing and editing content from a central interface. Such systems are often used to run news and shopping websites or blogs. CMSs are also used by different corporate and marketing websites. Their main aim is to avoid the hand coding, but often content management systems support it for some certain parts of the website. CMSs provide different permissions to different users, that allow them access to specific elements of the project. As a result, content management systems reduce the workload and make the working process easier to manage.

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How To Become A PHP Developer (Guide, Learning Platforms, Books)

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How To Become A PHP Developer (A Guide, Learning Platforms and Books)

PHP is a web development language, which is also used for a general-purpose programming. It is installed on more than 2.1 million web servers and 240 million websites. PHP can be mixed with HTML and used in combination with various frameworks and templating engines. The code itself is usually processed by an interpreter. The PHP interpreter is implemented as a native module of a web server or as a Common Gateway Interface executable (CGI). After the interpretation and execution, the PHP code is sent in a form of resulting output to its client by a web server. Usually, it is a part of the generated web page. PHP code can generate an HTML code of a web page, an image, etc. The canonical PHP interpreter is a free software, which is released under the PHP License. It can be deployed on most web servers and works with almost every operating system. In addition, PHP can be used in standalone graphical applications, because it supports a command-line interface capability. Continue Reading

How to stop fearing and start coding (The Best Online Programming Courses)

- E-Commerce, Fire development

The Best Online Programming Courses

How to stop fearing and start coding? In this post, we are going to the answer to this question. For instance, Roshan Choxi, Cofounder and CEO of Bloc, tells about three strategies that are extremely necessary to achieve this goal. First of all, you have to be focused on habits, not goals. Then you should understand, that learning alone is painful. And finally, you have to build things. Continue Reading

The Best PHP Frameworks 2015

- E-Commerce, Fire development

php-frameworksPHP programming language is extremely popular among web developers. The majority of websites are based on it, and frameworks play one of key roles in the popularisation of PHP. They include collections of software and programs, that initiate easier coding. In this post, we gathered the best PHP framework for this year.

A proper framework is necessary for more efficient work. It enables to spend less time on more functional and safer applications. If you are going to develop a robust and successful product, then choosing a right PHP framework is crucial.

Generally framework includes two major elements: the first one is a Toolbox; the second one is a Methodology. A Toolbox is a set of software components designed for writing less code. As a result you also get a less risk of errors. Under Methodology we mean an assembly diagram for applications, which allows developers to work more effectively.

Nowadays, you can find a plethora of solid PHP frameworks, which have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can always test few solutions before choosing the most suitable one. Please, let us know what PHP framework is the best by leaving your comment in the dedicated section below.

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The Best Alternative MySQL Database Engines For Magento – Percona, Mariadb

- Magento tips & tricks

You can always move out of MySQL. At least, there are 2 alternatives: MariaDB and Percona. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL developed by the community under the GNU GPL from the original creators of MySQL. The intents of MariaDB include maintaining high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a “drop-in” replacement capability with library binary equivalency and matching with MySQL commands and APIs. Percona Server is another MySQL alternative which if free and open source. It offers high scalability, improved performance, useful features, and all the necessary instrumentations. In addition, Percona relies on self-tuning algorithms and supports high-performance hardware. In this post, we gathered all the information necessary to understand whether you should stay with  MySQL or move to alternative solutions, such as MariaDB and Percona.

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Magento 2 Modular System

- Magento 2

Magento 2 consists of several types of components: themes, modules, libraries, language packages. The Framework of Magento provides a set of core logic; libraries, PHP code, and base concepts inherited by all the components of the system.

Modules and themes of Magento 2 are used as customization units: modules provide business features, and themes provides look-and-feel features. Both modules and features have their own lifecycle, so they can be installed, disabled or deleted.

Modules can both depend on and relate to each other in different ways. At the same time, they should be independent enough to maximum flexibility for the site customization. In addition to the definition new business features, modules also define the user interface for those features. As a result modules interact with themes.

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A/B Testing for Magento 2

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Magento 2 A/B Testing

A/B testing provides a lot of opportunities when it comes to improving your current ecommerce experience. A/B test various user-oriented features your Magento 2 website offers to find out what can be changed and how it should be changed. By testing two different variations of the same feature, you will find out which one works better. Hence, Magento 2 A/B testing is a mandatory procedure when you are trying to improve the user experience of your online store. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Full Page Cache Extensions

- Magento 2

Magento 2 FPC (Full Page Cache)

Full page cache extensions offers the best possible way to increase the speed of your Magento 2 website. Such modules automatically generate and deliver a page to a visitor who is on that page for the first time. The copy of this page is saved to cache. As a result, all pages of your Magento 2 website get cached copies which the system uses instead of generating new pages from scratch. Thus, full page caching reduces database and server loads and decreases page load time, so don’t hesitate to use Magento 2 full page cache extensions. Continue Reading

Deal Of The Day Magento 2 Extensions

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Deal Of The Day

You can easily improve your conversions rate and increase sales by using various promotions. For instance, there is a good opportunity to run best daily deal, deal of the day, or any Groupon clone promotion on your Magento 2 website. You only need an appropriate Magento 2 extensions to be installed. The best Magento 2 deal-of-the-day extensions are gathered in this post. Continue Reading