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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Packagist (mage.rocks) – The Magento 2 Package Repository

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Packagist

With this post, we’d like to draw you attention to Packagist (https://mage.rocks/) – the Magento 2 community package repository. Being the main repository for Composer, it is used to aggregate some installable via Composer public PHP packages. As a result, you can easily find necessary packages as well as provide Composer with important data. For further information about the Magento 2 Composer tandem, follow this link: Magento 2 Composer Guide. And don’t forget to  check the packagist.org source on GitHub. You can use the same repository to report issues or contribute code. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Magento 2 Tutorial

- Magento 2

Magento tutorial

If you are a developer, an ecommerce merchant, or just a tech enthusiast with a goal to learn everything about Magento 2, you’ve come to the right place. The following blog post consists of Firebear’s articles related to Magento 2. Our team is always working on new materials, so this Magento 2 tutorial is always growing. Continue Reading

Open-Source License Guide

- Fire development

Open Source Licenses

As a developer, you might be wondering about licensing options opened up before you and your software. If you consider closed-source licenses, everything is pretty much straight-forward – ultimately, you get the full right to possess and use your software, while everybody else willing to try it out needs to purchase the same right for a definite sum of money. However, what about open-source licenses?  Well, that requires more of your time and attention, as some open-source licenses allow for a complete freedom of action with the software, while some have certain restrictions that must be taken into account. This article aims at giving you an insight into the not-that-straightforward world of open-source licenses. Continue Reading

Best JavaScript Game Engines

- Fire development

JS Engines for Games

JavaScript game engines is a hot topic today, since everyone’s building browser based games using JavaScript, WebGL and HTML5. The first reason why, is because of their platform independence, that means they can run on Android, iOS, Windows or any other. There is a wide range of resources available for building  browser based 3D games. In spite of that it is challenging to find the proper game engine. In this article we describe top best JavaScript 3D game engines that are available on the market today. Continue Reading

Node.js In Production

- Node.js

Production websites on Node.js

The appearance of Node.js made a great resonance in the coding community. The solution has simplified a lot of complicated processes, introduced new features,  and made development much more user-friendly. The influence of the platform is constantly growing and as a result we can see big companies using Node.js in production. So let’s figure out how much enterprise ready is Node. Continue Reading

Magento 2 System Requirements

- Magento 2

System Requirements for Magento 2

Today, we will shed light on such an important aspect of the platform as Magento 2 system requirements. The topic is hard to overestimate, since compliance with the below conditions will help you utilize all new features and opportunities introduced in the Magento version 2. Overwise, the new ecommerce platform will be hulking and you will never get all its benefits. Now, when the importance of the following article is obvious, we can discuss Magento’s updated technology stack and its requirements. Continue Reading

Microservices In eCommerce And Magento

- E-Commerce

Microservices eCommerce Magento

Being a software architecture style, microservices introduce a revolutionary approach to apps: they are no longer a monolithic structure, but a complex system composed of small particles and independent processes which communicate with each other via language-agnostic APIs. This particles and processes are represented by various services, which are highly decoupled and designed to run the smallest tasks that results in a modular approach to system-building. All micro services are easy to replace, since they run in a symmetrical architecture instead of common hierarchical, and you can implement them via various hardware and software solutions depending on what fits best. The potential of microservices is huge, so we will describe them from the perspective of ecommerce and Magento. Below, you will find a brief description of microservices, some useful links, and the best platforms designed for this software architecture style. Continue Reading