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July 2018

Promoting Brands in Your Store Using the Elasticsearch Multi Search API

2018-07-30T12:48:35+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Magento, PHP|Tags: , , , |

This article describes a solution to the problem of promoting brands in the search results of an online shop with an Elasticsearch-based search component. The particular context for this solution is a Magento Enterprise 1.14.2.0 multi-website store using the Evozon Search Extension, but the general idea should apply across shop platforms and potentially across

November 2017

Fast mass price update in Magento 1.X

2017-11-28T12:31:18+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Ecommerce, Magento|Tags: , , |

The context   I bumped into this issue like I did with many others - working on a large catalog which needs frequent price updates. In my particular case, we are talking about a catalog of 50k products spread across 4 active websites (each website with a single active store view) on a Magento Enterprise 1.14.2.0

GDPR – a brief reality check

2018-09-04T13:54:58+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Magento|

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve already heard about it or you’re about to receive some flash-news: there’s a new all-encompassing data privacy regulation in the EU. Ready or not, 25th of May 2018, the date when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective, will wait for nobody. If there’s any buzz

October 2017

Improving Magento’s category-product relations indexation

2017-10-17T14:38:29+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Magento|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wanted to optimize Magento’s performance, but did not know where to start? Magento has a lot of components and each of them can be improved, but which component improvement is really worth our time? I think that the category-product relations indexation definitely deserves our attention. Since the release of Magento Enterprise 1.13,

June 2017

Integrating a 3rd party extension into your project and what to be aware of

2017-06-07T10:23:27+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

  We’ve all been in a situation where we had to include a 3rd party Magento extension into our project. And we surely had some doubts whether that extension was a good choice or not. When I say a ‘good choice’ I’m not referring only to the functional component of the extension, but to the

April 2017

Common mistakes in coding styles

2017-04-13T15:10:24+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Magento, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , |

  Have you ever wondered how it would be if we, as programmers, coded in the same way? If we created code using a similar set of universal rules as in the case of the language we speak and write in? What if there were no major differences in the developers’ coding? Well... I thought

February 2017

Alternatives for Integrating Magento with Third-party Applications

2017-02-06T12:27:17+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

This article is a case study for integrating Magento with other systems when web services are not suitable, and we will go through some real life examples. By default, Magento implements two types of web services: SOAP and REST. This does not require that you know how Magento is built, how it works internally. You

November 2016

PHPStorm – Tips & tricks for Magento Developers

2016-12-07T12:48:07+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: Magento, PHP, Technical, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’re still looking for what IDE to use for PHP development, you’ve just found it. It’s PHPStorm period. Take this from a guy that tried a lot of them before finding the right one. I tried Eclipse, Aptana and NetBeans. They are OK, but they cannot compare with the power PHPStorm has. I even

October 2016

Meet Magento Romania 2016: See you there!

2016-12-07T12:48:19+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Company News, Events, Magento, PHP|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s that time of the year again – time to get fired up about all the new people we’ll meet and knowledge we’ll acquire at Meet Magento, one of the leading eCommerce events that takes place in more than 20 countries around the world. Meet Magento Romania will be held in Cluj-Napoca, between October 28