geschrieben von Steven Records
am 2. August 2017 - 20:13

How to Increase Organic Traffic with Keyword Research

You know what happens when you don’t do keyword research and optimize your pages for search engines?

THIS.

geschrieben von Marc Becker
am 2. August 2017 - 14:27

After the decision to move to the cloud and determining a cloud strategy, the next step is to carry out a demand analysis, create a system design, and finally set up and test the cloud infrastructure. This all sounds very trivial and is very similar to a dedicated hosting approach, but there are some special points to consider in a cloud environment.

Demand Analysis and Acquisition

In close consultation with the customer, it is necessary to clarify the customer requirements analysis within the scope of the demand analysis. One customer demand is always a high-performance, scalable system at good price conditions (see also the article, “Sustainable Cloud Strategy in e-Commerce”). In order to take this requirement into consideration during the later system design, it helps to use key figures from existing hosting (number of visitors, number of orders, high-performance and weak-performance time windows, etc.) If no hosting is being used or the data was not recorded,…

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am 26. Juli 2017 - 18:43
One thing I breezed by in my recent Modifying a jQuery Widget in Magento 2 article was the whole returns two widgets RequireJS module thing. We mentioned that modules like the mage/menu module will do this. //File: vendor/magento/magento2-base/lib/web/mage/menu.js define([ "jquery", "matchMedia", "jquery/ui", "jquery/jquery.mobile.custom", "mage/translate" ], function ($, mediaCheck) { 'use strict'; $.widget(/*...*/); $.widget(/*...*/); return { menu: $.mage.menu, navigation: $.mage.navigation }; }); However, we never got into what it means for a RequireJS modules to return two widgets. We learned if a RequireJS module returns a single jQuery widget, $.widget('pulsestorm.someWidget', /*...*/); return $.pulsestorm.someWidget; and if that RequireJS module is invoked via […]
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am 26. Juli 2017 - 18:43

One thing I breezed by in my recent Modifying a jQuery Widget in Magento 2 article was the whole returns two widgets RequireJS module thing. We mentioned that modules like the mage/menu module will do this.

//File: vendor/magento/magento2-base/lib/web/mage/menu.js define([ "jquery", "matchMedia", "jquery/ui", "jquery/jquery.mobile.custom", "mage/translate" ], function ($, mediaCheck) { 'use strict'; $.widget(/*...*/); $.widget(/*...*/); return { menu: $.mage.menu, navigation: $.mage.navigation }; });

However, we never got into what it means for a RequireJS modules to return two widgets. We learned if a RequireJS module returns a single jQuery widget,

$.widget('pulsestorm.someWidget', /*...*/); return $.pulsestorm.someWidget;

and if that RequireJS module is invoked via a data-mage-init…

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am 25. Juli 2017 - 1:37
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Magento 2: Advanced Javascript. Earlier posts include Magento 2: Javascript Init Scripts, KnockoutJS Primer for Magento Developers, Magento 2: KnockoutJS Integration, The Curious Case of Magento 2 Mixins, and Knockout Observables for Javascript Programmers. This is the most recent post in the series. Like its brethren plugin and module, the word widget has the unfortunate distinction of being a popular way to describe a bunch of computer code without a corresponding strict definition of what a widget is. Magento 2 continues this tradition and adds their typical distinct spin. Like […]
geschrieben von Olena Sadoma
am 18. Juli 2017 - 15:18

Atwix is a distributed company. But once a year we break all our rules… Well, almost all :). For the whole year Atwix heroes work hard and from anywhere they want, except during one summer weekend when we all take a break together at the annual offsite meeting. This is an informal event that brings all our teammates, no matter where they are located, together for a long weekend – to spend time together and communicate face-to-face. Last year we had a pilot offsite, and since then we are committed to doing it annually.

This year, we wanted to improve our experience, and came up with some basic principles for holding a successful offsite.

Location

Free to decide on location, we were considering different options – go to the previous location, go somewhere else in Ukraine, pick a European place, or simply gather everybody at our Ukrainian office location.

When you have…

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am 17. Juli 2017 - 22:46
Re: A Declarative Approach for Database Schema Upgrades It sounds like Magento’s planning a pretty radical overhaul of how it handles schema and data upgrades between versions. The looks to be a fiat from on high (vs. the community driven approach they’ve been using for bug fixes). If you’re making schema/data changes that aren’t in Magento’s core or Marketplace code bases, you’ll want to pay attention to this – your deck chairs may need shifting about.
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am 17. Juli 2017 - 22:46
Re: A Declarative Approach for Database Schema Upgrades:

It sounds like Magento’s planning a pretty radical overhaul of how it handles schema and data upgrades between versions. The looks to be a fiat from on high (vs. the community driven approach they’ve been using for bug fixes). If you’re making schema/data changes that aren’t in Magento’s core or Marketplace code bases, you’ll want to pay attention to this – your deck chairs may need shifting about.

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am 17. Juli 2017 - 22:39
Menu Editor to Replace Category Based Menus in Magento 2. Feels like I can recommend checking out stuff from SnowdogApps, sight unseen.
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am 17. Juli 2017 - 22:39
Menu Editor to Replace Category Based Menus in Magento 2.:

Feels like I can recommend checking out stuff from SnowdogApps, sight unseen.

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am 11. Juli 2017 - 0:11
Create a PHPUnit Dashboard With New Relic Not strictly Magento related, but if you’re using New Relic it looks like they can automatically detect test runs and give you useful metrics about your tests. Neat!
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am 11. Juli 2017 - 0:11
Create a PHPUnit Dashboard With New Relic:

Not strictly Magento related, but if you’re using New Relic it looks like they can automatically detect test runs and give you useful metrics about your tests. Neat!

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am 10. Juli 2017 - 22:16
This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Modern PHP. Earlier posts include Bypassing a Slow Composer Repository, Slow Composer Followup, Getting Started with PHP Composer and Magento, PHP: The Right Way; A Review, PSR and Code Style Guidelines, Sellvana: Developer's Alpha Review, PHP Primer: Type Hints, PHP Primer: Namespaces, PHP Primer: Interfaces, Design Patterns, PHP, and Magento, and PHP-FPM and File Permissions. This is the most recent post in the series. In the past — three? four? let’s call it n — years, there’s been a lot written about PHP’s renaissance. The PSR standard(s), Composer’s day job […]
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am 6. Juli 2017 - 2:40
First, let’s state the problem we’re going to examine In a secure unix enviornment, the web server’s user unix account and the unix user account created for command line access (for deploying code and running command line tasks) should (for security reasons) be different. This, in turn, means PHP code that runs in one context (web) will creates files or directories that may not be readable or writable in other directories This is a persistent problem for web developers of all stripes, but PHP developers feel it harder than most. Because of PHP’s success, there’s a massive enviornment of inexpensive […]
geschrieben von PAJ
am 3. Juli 2017 - 15:04

With CE 1.9 Magento introduced the SASS stylesheet language to aid frontend development. With Magento 2.x for reasons best known to the developers they switched from SASS to LESS. At the end of the day both LESS and SASS are compiled into good old CSS but if your stylesheet language of preference is SASS or you are new to Magento and are looking for a good starting block to build a new theme from then it is well worth taking a look at SnowDogApps theme blank sass project.

The Less to Sass Community Project is officially supported by Magento and Theme Blank SASS is the result of this project – a (production ready) Magento 2 blank theme converted to SASS.

Together…

geschrieben von Jayme Courtney
am 27. Juni 2017 - 18:36

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geschrieben von Andreja Cicak
am 27. Juni 2017 - 15:33

Every store owner knows how important blogging is for his eCommerce. It’s a perfect opportunity to attract a broader audience that might not have a clear buying intent at the moment, but that will certainly come back to you after learning something useful from your blog. However, if your articles are low quality, non-informative and just there to fill out the blank space – you’re not using the full potential of the blog section on your site. To avoid frustration with articles that don’t get any attention, we’re bringing you blogging tips for merchants, that can help you boost your eCommerce website’s online reputation.

1. Tailor your content to your targeted audience

It sounds pretty obvious, right? But it isn’t as easy as it seems. To tailor your content to your targeted audience, the first thing you should do is to explore the needs of…

geschrieben von PAJ
am 26. Juni 2017 - 15:31

Installing Magento 2 in a development environment can be time consuming. This is my Magento 2 development deployment for Docker which can be used to quickly create a new Magento 2 CE environment, or switch between persistent development environment volumes.

Features Requirements
  • Host server with min 2GB RAM
  • Docker Engine
  • Docker Compose 3.1
Base Images / Source
geschrieben von Matej Djakovic
am 26. Juni 2017 - 13:42

Looking at the old articles on our website that long for a rewrite, I sometimes stumble upon a gem that can be useful. This is a rewrite of the article originally written for Magento 1 – Managing navigation links in the account dashboard

In this article I’ll demonstrate how to manage navigation links in your customer’s account dashboard.

Step 1

First of all, you need a create customer_account.xml in your theme in:

app/design/frontend/_YOUR_VENDOR_/_YOUR_THEME_/Magento_Customer/layout/customer_account.xml Add a Custom Link

All we need to do is add this code to our layout xml file:

<referenceBlock name="customer_account_navigation"> <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current" name="customer-account-navigation-custom-link" after="-" > <arguments…
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am 22. Juni 2017 - 4:00
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Laravel Spark. This is the first post in the series. As Pulse Storm (the small boutique software consultancy I started and continue to operate) takes a half step back from ecommerce and shifts back into software systems consulting, I’ve found myself doing a lot of initial application prototyping/MVPs for both established businesses as well as less-technical entrepreneurs with a need for software. Laravel remains the best tool I’ve used for this sort of work. Most recently, I’ve been working on a project that started in Laravel Spark. Laravel Spark is […]