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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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The Power of Real Magento Community

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

Real Magento Community

The community around Magento platform is vast. It consists of both professionals and enthusiasts, developers and merchants, geeks and sirs. In the beginning, all this mass was scattered and disconnected, but everything has been changed within last years. Magento community is not only huge, it is powerful, influential and not indifferent to its members. Today, it’s one of the real benefits of the platform. Don’t stay aside and try to get maximum from the Real Magento Community. We will explain how to do this in the following post.

UPD (11.02.16): How do I get involved in the Magento community?

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The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento

- Magento tips & tricks

Import Export Magento Modules

Make your life easier with improved import & export Magento extensions. This category of modules enhances the default abilities of your e-commerce Magento store by adding some new useful import/export features. The default Magento provides a lot of possibilities in this area, but they are not enough to avoid headaches while migrating to/from other e-commerce systems. In this post, we gathered the best examples of reliable improved import & export Magento extensions. By using one of them, you will significantly optimize the default operations typical for  out of the box Magento.

Also, don’t miss  –  Magento product import from scratch (detailed guide, tips, tricks, errors & solutions, tools) 

The Best Improved Import/Export Extensions for Magento 2

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Everything You Need to Know About Paid Backlinks

- E-Commerce

How to Buy Backlinks. Where to buy them. How harmful it is.

When it comes to improving your search rankings, a lot of effort must be made to get your website to the most desirable position in the search results list. Creating a really efficient SEO strategy is not an easy task, especially for small and young businesses, and sometimes people run the risk of losing their audience just because they choose easier and less proven ways in an attempt to achieve their goals. One of such ways is the usage of purchased backlinks.

Backlinks are simply links that direct users from one website to another. Backlinks are widely used by  ecommerce merchants to promote their websites in the search engine environment. To make backlinks really effective, however, you will have to create thousands of them for numerous exterior websites. Of course, no one would want to spend time on building authentiс backlinks knowing that it’s possible to simply buy backlinks from a wide range of specialized resources. But is it really a good idea?

Here you’ll read about the main reasons of why it’s not good to use backlinks, how to recover from its consequences, and, if you eventually decide to take a risk, where you can buy the most effective backlinks and blog reviews in an attempt to boost your rankings.   Continue Reading

10 Reliable Linux Server Distributions and LAMP / LEMP Stack Manuals

- E-Commerce, Fire development

Linux Server Distributions; LEMP Stack Manuals; LAMP Stack Manuals

Today we are going to talk about Linux server distributions. The open-source nature of Linux is the main reason for the wide variety of available distros. Each Linux distribution is designed with a slightly different set of features. As a result, some distros are often used as the best linux server solutions, while the others are less suitable for this purpose. So what is the most reliable Linux web server option? Below you will find the answer. There are 10 Linux servers described in the following article.  Additionally, you will find LAMP / LEMP stack manuals related to every distribution. Continue Reading

Magento URL reindex (core_url_rewrite) duplicates patch

How to fix Magento URL reindex (core_url_rewrite) duplicates bug

There is one annoying problem in Magento – the url rewrite indexer creates tons of unnecessary custom rewrites for products with duplicate url_keys. This happens during every indexer run. As a result, the size of the core_url_rewrite table grows to enormous sizes. Please note that the problem is typical for Magento 1.7 – 1.9 and its above versions. Below, I will explain how to fix this bug with the help of our patch. But first of all let’s start with one real world example. Continue Reading

Extended Analytics and Reporting Solutions for Magento (The Best Extensions and Services)

- E-Commerce

Advanced Magento reporting and analytics

The Internet is full of different analytics and reporting solutions aimed at all possible platforms including Magento. Both third-party marketplaces and Magento Connect offer all sorts of reporting extensions and analytics tools. But why do we pay attention to them?

Unfortunately, the default Magento reporting system is not robust enough to optimize your ecommerce business. At the same time, such free tools as Google Analytics don’t work with information related to sales, purchases, and conversions. That’s why we recommend you to enhance your business with the help of additional Magento extensions, plugins, and modules, or even standalone platforms. The best solutions for extended analytics and reporting are described below. Continue Reading

Top Helpdesk Services and Tools

- E-Commerce

help desk, helpdesk software, free helpdesk software, open source helpdesk software

Helpdesk services and tools form a group of resources designed to provide customers with a support related to products or services offered by a certain company. Such services are usually aimed at all possible kinds of troubleshooting, but it is not mandatory. For example, helpdesk software can be used for providing customers with information about certain goods or services. As you might have guessed, helpdesk services have a huge influence on overall customer experience, that’s why successful ecommerce is impossible without them. In the following post, we’ve reviewed the best existing solution, so there should be one suitable for your business. Continue Reading