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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LocalStorage with Store.js
Apr13

LocalStorage with Store.js

To use or not to use LocalStorage with Store.js You may remember that not so long ago we tried using local storage to improve magento’s speed and while this approach is particulary useful, it inherits some of the same problems you would encounter when using LocalStorage for everything else that is: how do I store something other than strings? As you may recall: storage.setItem("user_data", {name:"Luis Tineo",...

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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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Caching is not performance optimization
Aug27

Caching is not performance optimization

Caching is not a performance optimization… and it never will In a perfect world, caching would be the four letter word defined as a way to masquerade poor and inefficient code around a system. Using it would be the greatest sin that could be ever committed. But this isn’t a perfect world, and caching? Well, it’s a requirement. I remember the old days when I was coding in assembly and C. Back then, I had to do my own memory...

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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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