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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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Magento 2 SAP Integration

- E-Commerce, Magento 2, Our extensions

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SAP is enterprise software designed to manage such e-commerce aspects as various business operations and relations between your brand and your customers. Although SAP systems are mostly used by big companies, there are software solutions designed for small enterprises. And of course, we know for sure how to run the Magento 2 SAP integration. Continue Reading

Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 and Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 released!

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

A new version of Magento Enterprise Edition arrives today. Get ready for the new features, tools and responsive design capabilities. In addition, you will get faster technical issue resolution, better performance, and deeper insights.

Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 includes a new drag-and-drop tool, designed to make your work with product categories much easier. There are also new abilities to assign products to categories automatically by setting up different rules. Another new feature of 1.14.1 is swatches with more detailed product information. The new version of Magento Enterprise Edition is also much more responsive: the enhanced responsive design reference theme now includes responsive emails. Better performance and security are also represented in new Magento thanks to PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 support. With Enterprise Edition 1.14.1, you will get the new support tool designed to generate detailed reports, the ability to make product updates by significantly larger team of administrators simultaneously, and Google Universal Analytics support. In general, more than 70 items have been improved in 1.14.1.
You can download Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14 at My Account. And download Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 at the download page.

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Why choose Magento over WordPress for your Ecommerce Site

- E-Commerce

The war between Magento and WordPress has been in existence ever since these CMS platforms made their way into ecommerce. While WordPress supports MySQL and PHP language, Magento utilizes MySQL, PHP as well as Zend Framework. Magento also uses, model-view-controller and entity-attributes-value model to store in database.

While WordPress is a favorite for blogging platforms, Magento has carved out a name for itself as the better CMS platform for ecommerce sites. It is an open source cross-platform.  Both the platforms are highly SEO friendly and has huge user base.

Magento provides powerful features as well as control of marketers to manage their respective online stores. Magento provides its users with a huge range of shopping cart plugins and payment options. The Magento Admin panel is flooded with various forms of ecommerce plugins like shipping option, price management, inventory, payment integration and the likes. It is also a trusted site for secure payment integration. The easy customization and simple management makes Magento a preferred site for people who want to build ecommerce sites.

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Magento testing, audit and code analysis methods and tools

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

In this post, we are going to talk about different Magento tools for testing, audit and code analysis. There are 3 major groups of testing: Unit, Functional and Integration. They all have their goals, so you should know their major features to choose the most suitable for your issue. Of course, there are extensions and services developed to perform testing, audit and code analysis for Magento, but let’s start from the theoretical aspect of the problem.

The first major software testing method is a unit testing. Its main goal is to determine if individual parts of source code and different sets of program modules work correctly. This testing method relies on units as the smallest testable parts of an application. A unit could be an individual function, an entire module or interface. The gradation depends on a programming type. Each test case should be independent from the other cases. Substitutes such as mock objects, method stubs, fakes, and harnesses are usually used in order to assist testing a module in isolation. By performing unit tests, you can get all the necessary information required to understand that code behaves as intended. You set apart each part of the program and find out if individual parts work as expected.

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Magento Extensions For European Union Ecommerce

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

The importance of e-commerce in Europe constantly grows. More and more people prefer to purchase products and services online. Meanwhile, e-commerce gains its influence on the European economy. Whereas the European GDP was more than €16.4trn in 2013, the part of e-commerce is 2.2% of this number. Additionally, e-commerce becomes the important source for new jobs. All these factors turn e-commerce into a significant economic power for the European market. And there are a lot of extensions, designed to adapt your Magento store for the conditions of the European market. We gathered the most useful solutions in this post. The following article sheds light on the latest GDPR requirements and tools to make your store fully compatible with them, various tax extensions, and integrations with locak carriers, banks, and payment systems.

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How To Make Every Magento Store Responsive And Mobile Ready

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

Responsive design is a special approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience for mobile devices. Responsive web design provides easy reading and navigation, and reduces resizing, panning and scrolling to minimum.

The technology relies on proportion-based grids with page element sizing in percentages, flexible images sized in relative units, and CSS3 media queries, which allow the page to use CSS style rules, based on characteristics of every single device. But why is Responsive design so important for e-commerce?

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Custom Product Pricing Magento Extensions (tier, group, configurable, custom prices, and more)

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

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The default Magento functionality provides limited abilities when it comes to custom product pricing. But you can dramatically change the situation by using custom product pricing Magento extensions. In this post, we gathered the most popular tools and solutions aimed at improving the way you work with tier, group, configurable, and custom prices. Below, you will find both free and paid Magento extensions from top developers.

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