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Magento Software Testing to Boost E-commerce Rates [Case Study]

- E-Commerce, Magento

If you are to organize an effective online store testing process, take a look at the following case description from the company with 11-year experience in quality assurance. Whether you prefer  indoor testing or QA outsourcing services, this article suits both approaches. It is a brief guide on the web testing process and the ways to achieve strong results.

The article describes the quality assurance strategy applied by QA Madness to the big e-commerce project.  Be Fit* is a Magento-based shopping platform offering fitness supplements with more than 150k of monthly visits. The project has an internal development team which works on its independent product.

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Testing Magento 2: MTF And Various Test Types

- Magento 2

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Magento 2 has been released, so we are trying to dig more useful materials related to the new version of the popular ecommerce platform. This time, our attention has been drawn to Alan Kent’s article related to Magento 2 testing, so we’ve also decided to cover this topic on the Firebear blog. For those developers willing to improve the quality of their Magento 2 projects, testing is mandatory; therefore, we propose you to examine the following Magento 2 guide, which is based on the aforementioned article, the official documentation, as well as our own experience related to both the Magento 2 platform and testing.

UPD (11.02.16): Magento 2 code katas and Getting your hands dirty testing Magento 2

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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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Best Tools And Extensions For Magento Developers (debug, extensions development, IDE plugins, data base debug, unit tests)

- Magento tips & tricks

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In this post, you will find all the necessary extensions and tools for the Magento development. Although there are free and paid solutions with absolutely different functionalities produced by both big companies and single developers, each Magento development extension, plugin, or tool offers a great opportunity to improve the way you work within the platform. Some tools will help you to reduce time and effort usually spent on performing various routine tasks, while others will make your projects more robust and reliable. We will provide you with more details after the break.

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A/B Testing for Magento

 A/B testing is a randomized experiment with A and B variants, which are the control and the treatment in the testing. Variant A (the control) is the currently used version, while Variant B (the treatment) is modified. The goal of Magento A/B testing is to identify changes to an online store that increase an outcome of interest. More and more e-commerce merchants use A/B testing to get the most out of their traffic and improve sales. You can use it to test almost everything in your e-commerce business.

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