Magento FPC Breadcrumb Dissapearing

Let’s fix the Magento FPC breadcrumb dissapearing on the site We all know how Magento’s full page cache works and we know it is pretty awesome. We also know that most software is bound to have bugs. Magento’s FPC has a very annoying one: The breadcrumb tends to disappear. Fixing this one is actually pretty straight forward: First and foremost ensure that you don’t have the developers mode enabled by either...

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Improve Magento’s speed using RAM drives
Feb13

Improve Magento’s speed using RAM drives

Improve Magento’s speed using RAM drives Wikipedia explains very well what RAM drives are and we all know that SSD are fast reading but have issues with endurance There’s a myriad of options and possibilities that one could do to improve Magento’s performance and adding a different one to the mix doesn’t really hurt, right? In all systems (confirmation required) you can use /dev/shm, this example is mainly if you want to keep your...

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Magento developers Unleash the power of automation
Nov25

Magento developers Unleash the power of automation

Magento developers unleash the power of automation Deployments are always a pain, especially if there are holidays around because magento developers don’t usually unleash the power of automation even if there are tools in place to help them do so. This is not to say that everyone has to have the same workflow but I hope that with this example and pain of mine you can see why automating deployments is such a great idea. Black...

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Magento and VagrantUp
Sep25

Magento and VagrantUp

Vagrant and Chef with knifes For those of you out there doing team development and collaboration, especially now that github is making it so social and simple, you’ve probably run into some or all the following problems: Your development environment doesn’t mirror your production environment (hardly ever). Since the Mac / Linux revolution it’s impossible to keep everyone’s development environment consistent It...

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Magento Developers Toolbox v2.0
Sep24

Magento Developers Toolbox v2.0

Let’s expand our magento developers toolbox Part one of the series can be found here. I was supposed to be in hiatus… but I was reminded by my 4 month old daughter that I am awake 24/7 so it’d make sense to use that time wisely. I was also reminded that I promised a Magento developer toolbox v2.0 and going into hiatus didn’t play too well with it – sorry guys. Besides turning off my brain has never been...

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