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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

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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DIY SEO: The Best SEO Software And Tools 2016

- E-Commerce

SEO software, SEO check, SEO audit

40 SEO Analyzers, Checkers, And Reporting Tools

In this article, we’ve gathered the best SEO software available on the Internet. There are both free and paid solutions, which have a wide range of use. Our DIY SEO post describes various SEO analyzers, SEO reporting software, SEO management tools, SEO optimization platforms, and SEO checkers. Each tool has a short description and a link to its official website. All solutions are relevant for 2016. Continue Reading

Magento Marketplace – facts, thoughts, and expectations

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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Magento 2 is now available, but it is not the only ecosystem’s improvement. Meet a completely revamped version of the platform’s marketplace. Below, we share some facts, thoughts, and expectations related to Magento Marketplace.

Being the largest ecommerce resource for Magento apps and services, Magento Marketplace gathers the most reliable software solutions by top developers. Their products expand the potential of the ecommerce platform with new features and you can easily get all desired improvements with Magento Marketplace. Extensions on the website are:

  • easy to discover;
  • of high quality.

The marketplace is designed with customers in mind (and with developers), so it is easy to discover relevant products. As a customer of Magento Marketplace, you get curated user experience, new functionality, and everything necessary for making your business thrive. You can trust all products from the new website, since they are precisely reviewed and checked for quality.

Thus, Magento Marketplace introduces a great chance to stay on top of all new innovations. The platform offers a plethora of themes designed to make your website looking fresh and unique. Besides, you can get voice support and even installation of extensions as a part of your purchase.

Magento Marketplace Merchant Guide

Magento Marketplace Developer Guide

UPD (18.11.15): Magento Connect has been updated

UPD (14.12.15): Magento Marketplace (70/30 revenue share split)

UPD (10.04.16): Magento Marketplace has been released

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PHP 7 – features, release date, rumors

- E-Commerce, Fire development, PHP 7

The 7th version of PHPPHP 7 has been finally released!!! You can download the source code here: php-7.0.0. We describe how to install PHP 7 here: Installing PHP 7.

Lack of a native Unicode support was one of the biggest PHP drawbacks. In 2005, developers decided to change this. The newly formed project was designed to provide a native Unicode support to PHP. To achieve this goal, developers decided to use the ICU library (International Components for Unicode). Another significant feature of the project was representing UTF-16 text strings. It was planned to release the project as version 6.0, but we can see only PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, both without Unicode integration. As of 2015, there is an ongoing work on a new major version of PHP PHP 7. The PHP 6 with its unicode experiment had never been released, so the name was abandoned.

The Best PHP 7 Books to Read

The Best PHP 7 Tutorials and Tools to Start With

How to Get Ready for PHP 7

UPD (23.06.15): PHP 7 – release date, performance, features, changes

UPD (13.07.15): Interview with Dmitry Stogov

UPD (25.08.15): PHP 7 on Magento EE

UPD (27.08.15): Deprecated functionality which will be removed in PHP 7

UPD (01.09.15): PHP 7.0.0 RC 1

UPD (07.09.2015): PHP 7.0.0 RC2 has been released. PHP 7 will be available on the 12th of November.

UPD (15.09.15): PHP 7 and WordPress, Return types, Scalar types, Threading for PHP, PHP7 Reference, php7cc

UPD (22.09.15): Backwards compatibility issues, PHP 7 screencasts, and a new overview

UPD (29.09.15): PHP 7 tutorial

UPD (26.10.2015): The Acquisition of Zend and PhpStorm 9

UPD (07.11.2015): PHP 7 Hidden Features

UPD (24.11.15) PHP 7 Docker Image for Magento 2

UPD (24.11.15) PHP 7 vs HHVM

UPD (01.12.15): PHP 7 RC 8 has been released

UPD (03.12.15): PHP 7 HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!

PHP 7

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