Top 10 Magento questions I get
Apr27

Top 10 Magento questions I get

This is a simple collection of questions I commonly get about Magento. I am not adding some that are more at company level, like what’s sales process that you use at Blue Acorn or what’s sort of strategy do you use for adwords campaigns? I am only choosing questions related to Magento and what I do in a consistent basis. These are the top 10 questions I have gotten since the launch of this blog. What really surprised me is...

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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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PHP offloading: Clone a website with wget
Sep08

PHP offloading: Clone a website with wget

Want to clone a website? With great power come great responsibility and this time is no even a funny joke. Simplicity is the best way to fix any problem and going back to our roots never hurts. Remember when all sites used to be static but it became such a pain to do anything fun? The solution was to migrate to server-side technologies that in turn became a challenge to optimize and efficiently serve content to the masses. So the...

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Understanding web performance improvement
Sep05

Understanding web performance improvement

  Understanding web performance improvement through “Welcome to Moe’s” I recently went to Welcome to Moe’s for lunch with some of my co-workers and it was  interesting to see how much their process resembled that of serving websites, especially when thinking in terms of load balancers, web servers and most importantly how the content is served to the user. The bottleneck was obvious, if only it were...

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PHP Generators: the power of yielding
Sep04

PHP Generators: the power of yielding

  PHP generators are awesome I’m not sure if you heard but PHP 5.5 is going to support generators. This is fantastic news if you ask me. Here is some of the syntax you will be seeing in future releases, taken from the link the above: Yield syntax The newly introduced yield keyword (T_YIELD) is used both for sending and receiving values inside the generator. There are three basic forms of the yield expression: yield...

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