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Tame The PHP Monster With The Best PHP Books

- Fire development

The Best PHP Books

A new server-side scripting language was introduced in 1994. Its name was PHP, and it was designed for web development. Nowadays, the language is used on more than 2 million web servers and 244 million websites. During last twenty years, numerous PHP books have been publish to help developers better master it. In below, you will find the best PHP books which could help you a lot with learning PHP. Continue Reading

10+ Books To Fully Leverage Magento

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks

If you are going to improve your knowledge about Magento or start learning the platform from scratch you can buy one of  the books mentioned below. They cover different topics, so you should choose one for your specialisation. We also recommend you to start with our Magento DIY, as it is the most complete Magento guide that describes how to turn Magento Community Edition into a fully featured Enterprise-like storefront.

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The Real Magento Community | The Ultimate Magento 1 Developer Resource List | The Ultimate Magento 2 Developer Resource List

It is also necessary to mention that there are a lot of Magento 2 books, so you can already start learning the second version of the platform. Both entry level and advanced guides are gathered and described here: Magento 2 Books To Start Your Acquaintance With The Platform. Magento 2 offers tons of improvements and new features, has a redesigned backend, is more secure, and provides better conditions for running a ecommerce business in comparison with the predecessor. Therefore, don’t hesitate to start your exploration of the platform right now.

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The best must have Magento extensions 2016

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The best must have Magento extensions of 2015 can change a lot in your e-commerce store. In this post we put all the extensions into 6 major groups: “Performance”, “SEO”, “Frontend, UI, usability”, “Loyalty, referral campaigns”, “System, backend”, and “Marketing, sales”. All of them are tested and accepted by Magento developers, so you will only deal with the most reliable tools. Two other important things about “The best must have Magento extensions of 2014” are novelty and relevance of further described products.

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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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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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Web design trends 2016

- E-Commerce

Key Website design trends 2016

The main feature of any trend is that it cannot exist forever. Once having been adopted, it can either transform into a new trend or gradually become commonplace losing its ability to attract people’s attention. This tendency also concerns web design trends which are too hard to predict but pretty much easy to grasp. The current trend goes back to the beginning of 2014 when the sphere of web design experienced significant improvement in terms of website development, style, and content management. For instance, the extensive use of mobile devices encouraged developers to concentrate more on the ability of webpages to suit the screens of smartphones and tablets. This caused the following burst of responsive design which now became the most valued characteristic of a website. Other improvements touched upon the general style of a webpage. Sites started to look fresher thanks to the introduction of wide backgrounds, parallax scrolling technique and innovative hero sliders.   Continue Reading

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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