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Magento – What makes Magento such a Great Tool

Magento made its foray into the world of website development and design in the first quarter of the year 2008. Magento is a robust, user-friendly and flexible open source web application. Acquired by eBay in 2011, it has brought a sea of change in the field of website development and design. It is the most trusted content management system present today. The dynamic design is good for both web and mobile platform and the design makes it adaptable, scalable and flexible too. Customization is a great feature of Magento. It can be customized as per the needs of the customer. … Continue Reading…

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Faster eCommerce Websites – Crucial for Increasing Sales

Do you get frustrated with time-consuming page loading or a slow eCommerce website response? Of course yes! We all have faced slow page loading response several times when we visited internet world, especially online shopping sites. But did you ever give it a thought that it might result to a dip for sales? In the present scenario where eCommerce is taking the front seat with racing speed, slow sites are considered as the silent killer of online businesses. To meet the targeted profits and customers base, faster sites are priorities of every merchant, especially for those big eCommerce stores with … Continue Reading…

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How to Increase Magento Performance & Speed?

Introduction (How to Increase Magento Performance & Speed): Newly installed Magento proves rather slow to use with the default settings. Most people would like to increase Magento performance and speed, and save time spent on the searches. Some will target its integration with plugins, reduces steps of execution and store cache appropriately. Some of the most applied methods are discussed below. Use Compiler to Increase Magento Performance & Speed: The compilation of Magento files will lead to better performance. This involves concatenation of various PHP files and sorting them in a single location. This will in turn increase the efficiency … Continue Reading…

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Discover a New Way of Creating Best Website with Magento

Are you ready to discover some interesting facts about the use of Magento in the design of your e-commerce website? When a good product with different features is available in low price then who will reject the offer. Do you ever think before reading this article that you can create an e-commerce website with best background framework and themes in low budget? Yes, it is possible to create a best e-commerce website which is composed with best visual appearance. This article is written for sharing the information about a special type of e-commerce website software/framework known as “Magento”. If you … Continue Reading…

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Understanding Magento Scalability and Performance

Performance and scalability are hot topics for any enterprise application, and this is especially true of Magento. Our clients are usually impressed with the features and extensibility of Magento, but there is a worry in the background if the platform can scale to many thousands of orders per day or huge catalogs. This worry is partly because early versions of Magento had some issues with performance, and competitors used this as an argument in favor of their product. But it is also true that getting Magento to be fast and scalable requires some knowledge of the underlying software stack – … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 4 – Magento Layouts, Blocks and Templatese

Developers new to Magento are often confused by the Layout and View system. This article will take a look at Magento’s Layout/Block approach, and show you how it fits into Magento MVC worldview. Unlike many popular MVC systems, Magento’s Action Controller does not pass a data object to the view or set properties on the view object. Instead, the View component directly references system models to get the information it needs for display. One consequence of this design decision is that the View has been separated into Blocks and Templates. Blocks are PHP objects, Templates are “raw” PHP files (with … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 3 – Magento Controller Dispatch

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture traces its origins back to the Smalltalk Programming language and Xerox Parc. Since then, there have been many systems that describe their architecture as MVC. Each system is slightly different, but all have the goal of separating data access, business logic, and user-interface code from one another. The architecture of most PHP MVC frameworks will looks something like this. A URL is intercepted by a single PHP file (usually called a Front Controller). This PHP file will examine the URL, and derive a Controller name and an Action name (a process that’s often called routing). The … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 2 – The Magento Config

The config is the beating heart of the Magento System. It describes, in whole, almost any module, model, class, template, etc. than you’ll need to access. It’s a level of abstraction that most PHP developers aren’t used to working with, and while it adds development time in the form of confusion and head scratching, it also allows you an unprecedented amount of flexibility as far as overriding default system behaviors go. To start with, we’re going to create a Magento module that will let us view the system config in our web browser. Follow along by copying and pasting the … Continue Reading…

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Magento for Developers: Part 1 – Introduction to Magento

What is Magento? It’s the most powerful online eCommerce platform in the universe and is changing the face of eCommerce forever. Of course, you already know that. What you may not realize is Magento’s also an object-oriented PHP Framework that can be used to develop modern, dynamic web applications that tap into Magento’s powerful eCommerce features. This is the first in a series of articles in which wee’re going to go on a whirlwind tour of Magento’s programming framework features. Don’t worry if you don’t follow everything immediately. As you study the system more everything in this article will start … Continue Reading…