Another year, another small bug fix release for Commerce Bug. This one takes care of some PHP 7.2 syntax errors (Object is no longer allowed as class name portion) and a slew of weird edge cases where Magento’s event/observer system would send through data that should be an object, but was not an object. It’s unclear if the later is a problem with core Magento code, some popular third party module, or a combination of the two, but regardless of its source it should trouble Commerce Bug users no more. Three years on I’m relatively happy with the stability of […]
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The annual Imagine Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional creativity, innovation, and success of Magento merchants and partners across the globe. Companies may nominate themselves or be nominated by their solution or technology providers.
The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019, at 9pm PST / midnight EST.
Finalists will be announced prior to Imagine 2019 and the winners will be revealed and celebrated at the conference.
Get to know Danny Verkade, Founder and CEO of Cream
Blog as bookmarks again — this Visual Representation of SQL Joins contains a number of useful visualizations for how joins work in SQL. I’ve been carrying around a print out of one of the images for over a decade and this post will let me recycle one more piece of paper.
Get to know Miguel Balparda, Community Developer at Nexcess
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I’ve long used OS X and MacOS’s command line say command as a “read that back to me” proof reading tool. Unfortunatly, in recent Mac OS release say can be a bit flakey and I’ve had to look for substitutes. I don’t know much about the folks behind it, but mimic been working out OK for me. The voices aren’t awful and (most importantly) it can write out a few minutes of speach without hanging. The repo has instructions for compiling from source, but it’s also just a brew install mimic away.
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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sylius for Magento and PHP Developers. Later posts include Symfony's Service Container. I recently took a few days to kick the tires of the Sylius Open Source eCommerce framework and came away impressed. Here’s five things that stood out and make this a platform worth paying attention to. No “Not Invented Here” Syndrome For decades the model of a successful PHP information system (“CRMs”, “Line of Business Software”, etc) included introducing the world to a new software framework. WordPress, Joomla, SugarCRM (now SuiteCRM), Magento, Drupal, etc. — all these systems […]
Alpine Linux has become increasingly important as it’s a popular base linux for Docker containers. One it’s many quirks is it doesn’t use Debian (apt) or RPM (yum) software repositories. Insteak alpine uses a package managment client called apk, which reads from repositories that are neither debian, nor RPM repositories. Instead an alpine linux repository is based off on an APKINDEX file, which sounds like it’s a bit of a moving target. While Docker has, for better or worse, become an important tool that you’ll need to understand if you’re doing most sorts of software development, once you crack the […]
I’ve been digging into the internals of Linux package management systems the past few days (side note: if you’re successfully delivering a piece of packaged unix software to the entire linux community without the help of the distro maintainers: my hat’s off to you) and it took me a surprising amount of time to unearth what, exactly, an RPM package’s .spec files do, and where they live. It was one of those cases where there were five pieces of information, and most articles/tutorials explained three of them really well while assuming you already knew the other two. You create a […]
December updates from Ben Marks
I haven’t used it yet, but based on the intro docs and kicking a few tires, deployer seems like a fine “implemented in PHP” deployment system — or maybe I’m just a sucker for any modern PHP system that hasn’t jumped on the type safety bandwagon.
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