geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 14. August 2018 - 17:43

Takeaways from an Econsultancy roundtable in Hong Kong

geschrieben von Zoran Vorkapic
am 14. August 2018 - 13:37

Research is like peeling an onion – the more layers you peel – the more you reveal. You may even find that your idea isn’t as unique as you thought, but still, wouldn’t you like to beat the competition sooner rather than later? Don’t risk learning the hard way – get to know your competition on time. Knowledge is power!

Unfortunately, a lot of times, decisions are made by only cursory examination of the market, but a deep and solid research can bring you a solid grounds for those decisions. Since you’re an online business, your market is the Internet and anyone with access to it is your existing or potential future customer.  If there’s a company in the same market, offering a product or a service similar to yours – they are your competitors. They share your goals and fight for the same thing you are, so to compete with them successfully, you should research their goals, strategies, strengths and weakness to find gaps and…

geschrieben von Stjepan Udovicic
am 12. August 2018 - 13:00

If you have ever worked in a team or in any other way had to maintain others people code, you already know how important is to write maintainable code. Actually, this doesn’t need to be others people code at all – if you are trying to modify your year-old-code, you may already forgot all the details around it and it may be hard for you to read it, let alone modify it.

Since there are many articles on this topic, I will just mention for you few easy starting tips, something that we always have to teach our interns and junior developers.

Stick to coding standards

Whenever you do some work, try to stick to some coding standard to make your coding style consistent. If you are working with framework, that framework most likely has some coding standard. If not, discuss it with your team as it will make your life easier.

If you are reading this, most likely you are working with Magento. In that case, you should read what…

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 10. August 2018 - 19:43

How a German Footwear Manufacturer evolved their retail model to compete in the digital age

geschrieben von Bayley V
am 10. August 2018 - 18:15
In the aftermath of the Wayfair vs. South Dakota ruling, ecommerce businesses will be responsible for sales tax reporting and collection in states they sell to, regardless of physical presence. Let’s talk about economic nexus. Ugh, why should I care about Wayfair vs. South Dakota? Wayfair vs. South Dakota was a federal case heard by the Supreme Court of the United States in which SCOTUS ruled that it is within states’ constitutional rights to collect sales tax on out-of-state transactions carried out by online retailers. The 5-4 ruling dictated on June 21st, 2018 directly challenged and overturned the 1992 Quill vs. North Dakota case while simultaneously shifting the understanding of commerce clauses.

Until the June 21st SCOTUS ruling, nexus was historically determined by physical presence–but the age of ecommerce with its burst in online sales and technological advances outdated the 1992 decision…
geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 9. August 2018 - 3:42

Get to know Carmen Bremen, Magento Certified Developer at Neoshops.de

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 8. August 2018 - 1:36

Takeaways from the Econsultancy roundtable with Magento & eWave

geschrieben von Bayley V
am 7. August 2018 - 17:49
According to the results of a data analysis conducted by Adobe, 47% of technologically-mature agencies with fully-developed digital practices maintain a defined artificial intelligence strategy. Why should you?

Click here to read “Hey, Alexa: How Self-Driving Cars, Chatbots, and AI Tech Affect Your Ecommerce Future.”

This post originally appeared on the website of Creatuity Corp. as Hey, Alexa: How Self-Driving Cars, Chatbots, and AI Tech Affect Your Ecommerce Future. Please visit us at Creatuity.

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 7. August 2018 - 5:05

Featured extension from the Magento Marketplace Team

geschrieben von
am 30. Juli 2018 - 13:17
Zephir is a programming language for building PHP extensions. As in, the .so files that extend the PHP language itself. Normally you need to use the C programming language to create a PHP extension, but Zephir is an intermediate language you can compile down to C code, (using the provided tooling). Its build system also automatically stitches everything together into a compilable/phpize-able extension. i.e. you say zephir build and you have a working extension. The docs are pretty good, although I ran into a few unmentioned gotchas while getting the hello world example up and running. You’ll need to install […]
geschrieben von Ivan Matozan
am 30. Juli 2018 - 8:18

It’s easy to add a column to the products grid if a value that you want to display in the column is a product attribute. They are already present in the products grid toolbar under Columns control. You just check/uncheck columns that you want to be displayed or removed from the grid. But what if you want to display values like quantity and website that aren’t product attribute? If you continue to read you will learn how to add values like this to the products grid.

Introduction

Because stock management can be turned on/off per product, we will add a new column to the products grid that will display if stock management is turned on or off.
For all of the code examples, I created a Magento 2 module, named Inchoo_Custom.

If you want to learn how to create a Magneto 2 module, you can check this: How to create a basic module in Magento 2

It…

geschrieben von markoshust
am 29. Juli 2018 - 0:24

I just came back from an absolutely fantastic trip and conference of LaraCon in Chicago. Even though I no longer work daily with Laravel, I thought there were so many good sessions presented, and that going would benefit anyone having an interest in web development.

Caleb had a good session, Embracing the Backend, which used a sample twitter app to post a tweet and some tips and tricks around getting around complexity with VueJS. But I couldn't help be reminded of a past life of mine. About a decade ago I started developing a Point of Sales system for bars and nightclubs called Chanj POS. Here's our welcome video from quite a few years back, where you can see some of the user interface I created:

The POS system is no longer active, however we went through some pretty technological advancements at the time, one being that the entire POS system was developed as a…

geschrieben von markoshust
am 29. Juli 2018 - 0:24

I just came back from an absolutely fantastic trip and conference of LaraCon in Chicago. Even though I no longer work daily with Laravel, I thought there were so many good sessions presented, and that going would benefit anyone having an interest in web development.

Caleb had a good session, Embracing the Backend, which used a sample twitter app to post a tweet and some tips and tricks around getting around complexity with VueJS. But I couldn't help be reminded of a past life of mine. About a decade ago I started developing a Point of Sales system for bars and nightclubs called Chanj POS. Here's our welcome video from quite a few years back, where you can see some of the user interface I created:

The POS system is no longer active, however we went through some pretty technological advancements at the time, one being that the entire POS system was developed as a…

geschrieben von Antun Matanovic
am 27. Juli 2018 - 9:41

Remember those days when you could easily deploy something to production without executing each time a number of commands and clearing cache a few times meanwhile? Yeah, me neither.

Every modern framework or platform has their own individual perks that shape our development and deploying process. Magento is no different here and its deployment process can be a challenge for newcomers.

In this post, we will introduce Deployer, automated deployment tool for PHP.

Since Deployer is just a PHP application distributed as a PHP Archive (.phar), extending its functionalities and customizing deployment tasks are quite easy. Most importantly, if something goes wrong, we see few PHP exceptions now and then so they can be fixed in no time.

Installing Deployer

We will start by downloading it down and setting it globally executable for our user

curl -LO https://deployer.org/deployer.phar mv…
geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 26. Juli 2018 - 22:11
‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ (For Insights)

With consumers reveling in summers delight, the winter holidays have yet to register on their radar. For merchants, this is an ideal time to begin preparations for the busiest shopping season of the year. According to Adobe Analytics, the 2017 holiday season set a high-water mark: “Online shopping sales hit a record $108.2 billion this holiday season, a 14.7 percent increase from last year.”

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 26. Juli 2018 - 4:20

Get to know Óscar Recio, Magento Lead Developer at interactiv4