Magento Developers Toolbox – Magento PHP Console
Aug22

Magento Developers Toolbox – Magento PHP Console

  Let’s add another wrench to our magneto developer toolbox console php How many hours a week does the average Magento developer spend editing a test file, refreshing the page, and editing the code again to fix one more thing? I am always trying to find new tips and trick to speed up Magento development whether using MageTool or code wrappers/snippets in PHPStorm. Even those tools have their limits. XDebug can really help...

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Trustworthy Bash to the rescue

Linux’s Bash is trustworthy and awesome!!! Today was a very strange day as I was trying to clear/refresh varnish’s cache. PHP’s cUrl was not working as fast as I wanted if it bothered to work at all. JMeter wasn’t working, siege was not working and netbeans was not working (this had nothing to do with anything but couldn’t help but mention it). So in the middle of so much unworkingness I decided to turn...

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PHP offloading: Speeding up magento with Vala

PHP offloading: Speeding up magento with Vala There is always an easy way to do things and there is also the less expected way. One of my favorite tricks to improve magento’s performance (any system really) has to do with preheating the content before it is even requested and keep it fresh by analyzing how often the contents of that page changes. As always the main point is to offload the operation from one system to the other....

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Full Page cache with nginx and memcache
Aug01

Full Page cache with nginx and memcache

Full Page cache with nginx and memcache Since the cool kids at Google, Microsoft and Amazon researched how performance and scalability affect conversion rates, page load time has become the topic of every eCommerce store. Magento was once a resource hog that consumated everything available to it and you had to be a magician to pull off some awesome benchmarks without using any reverse proxy or full page cache mechanism. Creating a...

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Cloning magento modules

Cloning magento modules Today I wanted (read was forced) to create a module based on one of Magento’s core. Literally I needed to clone some of the Magento modules and while the copy and paste is simple stuff, going class by class and file by file renaming and configuring files is not joke. So why do I need to clone it instead of just doing the usual OOP stuff Magento is so good at? Simply because the functionality is really...

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