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Monthly Archives: October 2016

How To Code Like Real Pythonista (Best Python Books)

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Best Python Books

If you’re aiming to acquire an essentially simple but at the same time productive programming language, there is no other option for you but Python. Mastering such a language will not only allow you to express your code in fewer lines (thanks to its pretty much dense semantics) but it will also make it look intelligible and easy-to-read. So, where to start? Obviously, there is a bunch of various books, guides and online courses available on the web, but there is no reason you should spend endless nights searching for the right thing, especially if you can simply access the Firebear blog just once. So take a look at our exclusive list of the most popular and comprehensive Python books that will definitely make you code like a real Pythonista. Continue Reading

Amasty Generate and Import Coupons Extension for Magento 2 and 1

Amasty Generate and Import Coupons Magento 2 Extension Review; Amasty Generate and Import Coupons Magento Module Overview

Coupon management will never be a time-consuming task if you install the Generate and Import Coupons tool by Amasty. The extension lets you generate an unlimited number of promo codes in just a few clicks. Besides, it offers the ability to view stats related to the coupon usage. Another intriguing feature is related to code export so that you can provide your affiliates with coupons. Continue Reading

What Is Magento Credit Card Skimming & How To Prevent It

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

Magento Credit Card Skimming

What do we know about credit card skimming? It is one of the existing credit card frauds. Along with phishing, BIN attacks, and other violations, credit card skimming is aimed at getting credit card information for further usage. This type of fraud usually occurs at restaurants, ATMs, or gas stations. Malefactors use special devices to get the desired data, so often it is hard to detect skimming. That’s why you might have seen large sample pictures illustrating different ATM parts right on the ATM’s screen. Despite government all over the world tries to overcome the problem, malefactors constantly develop new technologies, so skimming spreads from offline to online. And below we shed light on Magento credit card skimming. The following posts covers essentials of the problem, provides some stats and useful links, describes what to do in case your store is hacked, and sheds light on how to prevent your Magento installation from skimming. Continue Reading

Extendware Maintenance Mode Magento Extension Review

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

OneStepCheckout Magento 2 Extension Review; OneStepCheckout Magento 2 Module Overview

With the help of the Extendware Maintenance Mode Magento extension, you get an advance opportunity to hide the maintenance mode from store visitors. The module allows you to put the fronted into the mode making it inaccessible for customers. At the same time you and your admins can easily check how improvements are implemented on the storefront. Below, you will find our review of this handy tool. Continue Reading

How To Prepare Magento For Sale Events (Halloween, Black Friday, Christmas, etc)

Prepare Magento For Sale Events

Various sale events occur during the year. As a Magento owner, you should be always ready to prepare your ecommerce website for major holidays, but how to achieve this goal in the most efficient manner? Below, you will find an answer to this question. The following post describes how to prepare a Magento website to a sale event with the help of extensions and themes.

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Magento 2 Enterprise Edition Features On A Community Website

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Turning Magento 2 CE into Magento 2 EE

There is an article at Divante that compares Enterprise and Community editions of Magento 2. The author shows some core differences between both and emphasises that Magento 2 Enterprise Edition is better. Here at Firebear, we know for sure that the gulf between two editions can be easily overcome with the help of third-party extensions. Furthermore, you can effortlessly turn your Community Edition-based storefront into something more reliable than a plain EE website. Below, we name core Enterprise Edition specific features and provide our tips on how to get them on a Magento 2 Community Edition website. Besides, there is a section dedicated to third-party Magento 2 modules that add features unavailable in both editions.

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Linux Programming Without Headaches (The Best Books)

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Linux Programming Books

You have probably noticed that Learning Linux programming through the Google searches or online tutorials is not enough if you want to use Linux successfully. In this post we’ve reviewed some of the best books you can find for beginners and advanced users of Linux. The books are designed for you to be able to learn gradually, to get necessary information step by step. So let’s start diving in. Continue Reading

Extendware Product Attachments Magento Extension Review

Extendware Product Attachments Magento Extension Review; Extendware Product Attachments Magento Module Overview

There are a lot of Magento extensions that provide the ability to attach various files to product pages. Here at Firebear, we’ve already reviewed Product Attachments by Amasty and File Downloads & Product Attachments by Mageworx. As for today, our attention has been captured by the appropriate Extendware’s module. Below, you will find a description of Extendware Product Attachments as well as a detailed Magento extension tutorial related to its backend. We shed light on the extension’s features and teach how to attach files to products as fast as possible. Continue Reading

Amasty Advanced Permissions for Magento 2 and 1

Amasty Advanced Permissions Magento 2 Extension Review; Amasty Advanced Permissions Magento Module Overview

With the help of Amasty Advanced Permissions for Magento 2 and 1, you will be able to organize the work of your admins in the most efficient way. The extension provides the ability to restrict specified areas for certain administrators so that they will see and edit only particular products, categories, store views, and pages. As a result, you can effortlessly create and spread admin roles with a custom set of permissions. It is especially useful if you manage a multi-vendor store, a storefront with several store views, or a website with a complicated structure. Continue Reading

Extendware Extension Conflict Magento Extension Review

Extendware Extension Conflict Magento Extension Review; Extendware Extension Conflict Magento Module Overview

Installing third-party Magento extensions may be a reason of various problems within your ecommerce store. Conflicts occur and disable vital functionality making your storefront partly unusable. Therefore, it is extremely important to avoid conflicts or find and resolve them. And the best tool for achieving this goal is the Extension Conflict Magento extension by Extendware. Continue Reading