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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How does magento full page cache work
Sep22

How does magento full page cache work

Let’s decipher Magento full page cache and see how it works We are going to try to explain how Magento full page cache works by looking at the code, it’d be cool if we’d have talked with some of the folks at Magento to get a better information but hey you should always trust xdebug over humans’ words, right? Our approach is very simple, look at the workflow and try to translate it into words. So we are doing...

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Introduction to Zend Framework 2

Let’s get zen’ed Any Magento developer should start considering mastering Zend Framework and get a better knowledge of the platform in the process… So of course as Zend Framework 2 is has been released and it stands to reason that we check it out. Here is a good introduction to it: The best part – it is now autoloading only framework, I am sure they took that from Magento 😛 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please...

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How do the big boys scale?

Growing like a big boy If you ever wanted to know how the big boys handle 10k requests per second and scale to be withstand even the more outrageous traffic, here is a way as Manny Pelarinos Director of Engineering at ESPN explains what they did. What do you guys think? VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Rating: 0 (from 0...

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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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