Magento and osCommerce are widely used by all possible merchants to run online retail. Both platforms come with numerous features allowing store owners maintain their ecommerce websites with minimum effort. But what about Magento 2? The new version of the platform offers much more features than its predecessor, so it should have more competitive advantages in comparison with osCommerce. Learn details in the following blog post.
During the last few months the Firebear team has beenworking on a DIY guide to Magento. The book is out now and you can purchase it for $30. “Magento DIY. The Complete Guide” explains all important nuances related to the most popular ecommerce platform and illustrates vital improvements necessary for turning your website into a robust online store. The book consists of 5 chapters: Setup; Sales Generation; Growth; Enterprise; and Custom Magento Development. Continue Reading
During past years, web development has been constantly moving into the cloud. This tendency brought a lot of new tools and platforms as well as simplified the creation of web apps. The only thing that a modern web developer needs is a browser – a thin client that allows to get an access to a variety of cloud applications and services. At the same time, it is also a source of different learning materials: books, videos, tutorials, online classes, etc. Continue Reading
SlideShare is the biggest source of worthy presentations. There, you can find tons of useful materials covering various topics, including Magento 2. The new version of the ecommerce platform is quickly rising in popularity, so there are enough presentations for creating this blog post. Continue Reading
Recently, we’ve compared Magento 2 with Shopify, and now it’s time to see how the platform differs from WooCommerce. Unlike Shopify, WooCommerce is an open source ecommerce solution, so it should have more common with Magento 2 features. When it comes to choosing a right online retail platform there are lots of nuances to think about, therefore we’ve tried to cover major differences between Magento 2 and WooCommerce.
This blog posts contains vital information on Magento 2 debugging. Below, you will find Magento 2 tutorials related to Xdebug Magento 2 configuration, Magento 2 logging, enabling template path hints as well as a short list of free Magento 2 debugging tools. Continue Reading
Benchmarks show that Magento 2 is much faster than the 1.X version of the platform, but you can improve its performance with the aid of Varnish. Being an HTTP accelerator, it is often used with heavily consumed APIs and content-heavy dynamic websites. Unlike other similar solutions, Varnish is focused exclusively on HTTP. About 10% of the Top 10K websites rely on this accelerator. The most prominent Varnish users are The New York Times, Wikipedia, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitter. Since the performance of these websites might be a great reason to use Varnishwith Magento 2, we’d like to shed light on its configuration within the platform, but let’s start with the nature of the accelerator. Continue Reading