geschrieben von Dmytro Cheshun
am 10. September 2018 - 8:23

The Magento page cache library contains a simple PHP reverse proxy that enables page content caching. There are two types of distinguished content: private and public.

The “private” content is being served for each user separately and represents the personalized data of a customer. E.g. shopping cart, wishlist, customer addresses, notification messages. This data should not be cached on the server side, and should not be shown to more than one user. The private content is stored on the client’s side by Customer Data JS component (Magento_Customer/js/customer-data.js). However, this is a topic for another blog post. Today we will focus on the second content type – public content, or rather the cacheable content and its variations in terms of customer grouping.

Reverse proxies serve “public” content to more than one user. Magento 2 uses HTTP context variables in order to make each cached content by URL totally unique. Context…

geschrieben von Alexander Steireif
am 9. September 2018 - 12:20

Eigentlich wollte Magento den Support für Magento 1 im Jahr 2018 auslaufen lassen. Immerhin ist Magento 2 bereits eine gefühlte Ewigkeit auf dem Markt und logischerweise kann Magento 1 nicht für immer gepflegt und weiterentwickelt werden.

Aufgrund der Vielzahl an Magento 1 Installationen und den zum großen Teil nicht erfolgten Migrationen, hat sich Magento nun entschieden den Support noch um weitere 2 Jahre zu verlängern. Somit ist erst im Jahr 2020 für die Magento 1 Nutzer Schluss. Durch den neuen Entschluss von Magento ergeben sich nun folgende Rahmenbedingungen für Magento 1:

  • Der Support für Magento Commerce 1.14 bis 1.9 läuft bis zum Juni 2020
  • Security Update für Magento Open Source 1.14 bis 1.9 werden bis Juni 202 bereitgestellt

Auf Weiterentwicklungen und Optimierungen wird man als Magento 1 Nutzer daher verzichten müssen, aber zumindest werden Sicherheitslücken und kritische Bugs auch noch in den nächsten 2 Jahren geschlossen bzw.…

geschrieben von Alexander Steireif
am 8. September 2018 - 8:58

Mitte der Woche erschien auf dem IT Nachrichtenportal ein Artikel über Angriffswellen auf Magento E-Commerce Systeme. Durch meiner Meinung nachunglückliche Formulierungen entstand umgehend eine Diskussion hinsichtlich der Sicherheit von Magento. Schnell wurde Magento in die Ecke der unsicheren E-Commerce Lösungen gerückt, was meiner Meinung nach falsch ist. Wenn man sich die Statistik von Magento in den letzten Jahren ansieht, kam es noch nie zu wirklich kritischen Problemen.

Aufgrund der enorm hohen Verbreitung von Magento grenzt das schon fast an ein Wunder, haben doch andere weit verbreitete Systeme wie z.B. WordPress häufiger mit Sicherheitsproblemen zu kämpfen.

Bevor nun ein falscher Eindruck über die Sicherheit von Magento entsteht, möchte ich Ihnen an dieser Stelle einen sachlichen…

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 7. September 2018 - 2:47

An important update from Magento Support Operations

geschrieben von Bayley V
am 5. September 2018 - 18:58
Unpacking the subscription box industry We’ve all seen them— in viral “unboxing” Youtube videos, on famous fashion, food, and beauty blogs, or delivered to our neighbor’s doorstep. Monthly subscription boxes have been taking the ecommerce world by storm for the last decade, but which retailers should use them? Let’s explore some introductory information on how the recurring subscription industry works and who benefits most from this strategy.
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am 5. September 2018 - 13:23
Fuzzers are a category of security testing software that will throw all sorts of random data at a software system looking for flaws that can then be exploited by individual penetration testers. Sort of like throwing a bunch of paint around the room trying to find the invisible man. I found this talk about a PHP Internals Fuzzer from Emmanuel Law compelling for a number of reasons. It’s not a beginer’s talk — you’ll need to connect a lot of dots if you’re new to the topic (or I should say, I had to connect a lot of dots since […]
geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 5. September 2018 - 1:53

Great customer service is where small businesses can really shine

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am 4. September 2018 - 13:13
This post by Julia Evans (author and artist of the amazing Bite Sized Linux zine) caught my eye. I can’t tell if this is an old-man-computer thing or if it’s a legitimate troubling trend (probably both), but as consumer web sites increasingly become a Squarespace/Wix sort of thing and not a DIY sort of thing, the DIY tools and infrastructure seem to be increasingly non-deterministic and flakey. A Content-Type header just vanishing, multiple hosting infrastructure providers shrugging their shoulders, and the web site owner not having the technical tools to diagnose the problems themselves (due to choices made by hosting […]
geschrieben von Dmytro Cheshun
am 4. September 2018 - 8:28

The startSetup() and endSetup() methods are commonly used for schema and data setup scripts by many developers. But do we actually need to call these methods for every install or upgrade script implementation? The correct answer may be quite unexpected. :) No, we don’t need to use these methods by default in our setup scripts in most cases. Let’s find out why.

We can jump through the code and check the implementation of the mentioned methods.

For Magento 1 the source code of \Varien_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql::startSetup method is the following:

/** * Run additional environment before setup * * @return Varien_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql */ public function startSetup() { $this->raw_query("SET SQL_MODE=''"); $this->raw_query("SET @OLD_FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=@@FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS, FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0"); $this->raw_query("SET @OLD_SQL_MODE=@@SQL_MODE, SQL_MODE='NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO'"); return $this; }

For Magento 2 the source code…

geschrieben von Dmytro Cheshun
am 30. August 2018 - 8:55

Recently I have written an article on how to include the custom field value to API response in case it is related to the same database table. In addition to the previous blog post, I would like to describe how to add external attributes to a collection, when the attribute values are stored in separate database tables.

Let’s say we need to make the customer’s dob attribute value available among the order attributes when we load order entity or collection.

There is a join element available for the extension_attributes.xml configuration file. The join element defines which object fields and the database table/column to be associated.

  • reference_table – reference table name;
  • reference_field – reference column name;
  • join_on_field – name of the column that will be used in the…
geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 29. August 2018 - 18:02

Takeaways from the Econsultancy roundtable discussions with client-side marketers

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 29. August 2018 - 1:57

Don't miss the award-winning CEO who has led Adobe’s transformation to a digital experience leader

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 28. August 2018 - 21:31

Ahead of his talk at B2B Next, Lazarus has revealed how Kravet has become the home furnishing industry’s leading trade supplier

geschrieben von Bruno Mitrovic
am 28. August 2018 - 7:37

Keyword research is the cornerstone of almost every digital marketing activity like search engine optimization, PPC campaigns, website launch or redesign, as well as competitor analysis (which Zoran wrote about in one of his blog posts). If it’s properly done, it can prove itself as one of the highest return activities in the field of search advertising. In fact, you shouldn’t start any digital marketing activity without proper research, simple as that.

One of the most popular „free“ tools (you need to have Google Ads account) for doing a proper keyword research is Google’s Keyword Planner which can be found in Google Ads (ex. AdWords) interface. In 2016 Google started with the gradual rollout of a…

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 28. August 2018 - 3:36

Get to know Vinai Kopp, Freelance Magento Developer and Trainer

geschrieben von Sarah F
am 27. August 2018 - 20:25

Introducing Kristian King, our new Sales Engineer. Kristian will be working alongside clients to scope, design and budget their Magento projects. With almost two decades of development knowledge, his background makes him one heck of an asset to the Creatuity team.

Q&A. Sarah: First off, where are you from? Kristian: Fort Worth, Texas. S: Okay, so right around the corner. How did you get here today – what’s your history? K: I have a 20 year background in tech and about 15 years in web design and development and about a 5 year history working with magento. S: What is your role at Creatuity and what does it entail? K: I am a Magento Sales Engineer – it entails working directly with clients and defining and creating a solution for their magento projects. That’s a pretty broad overview. S: If you…
geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 24. August 2018 - 0:21

We are delighted to share the latest outstanding innovations

geschrieben von Bayley V
am 23. August 2018 - 18:23
Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber monday. Winter holidays. New Years. The period between the day of thanks and the celebration of new beginnings marks the start of the high-earning revenue holiday season. As ecommerce stores launch their holiday engagement strategies and mobile marketing campaigns, advanced retailers are implementing transformative digital tools and campaigns to maintain a competitive edge. In the last decade, the rise of ecommerce and digital buying experiences have drastically changed the landscape of holiday shopping. In the face of huge technological advances and increased versatility of smart devices, prepping for the holiday season is more imperative in the digital retail ecosystem than ever before.
Mobile commerce and smart devices now symbolize the bridge between physical, brick-and-mortar spaces and digital retail.…
geschrieben von Boris Kos
am 23. August 2018 - 11:07

A few months ago, I’ve started working at Inchoo as a project manager.  This eCommerce company serves many different businesses worldwide through 10-year history and I was keen to know which project I will get first. While waiting, I’ve gotten to know my colleagues, learned about some of the key processes, tools and how to tweak the coffee machine. Initially, I expected I’ll have a clean start with a project, and that the whole process will have a linear learning curve for both me and the client. I was wrong.

When I heard that I will inherit 3 ongoing projects from other PMs, one thing was clear – I’m sure going to need to do a lot of research. While freaking out was not an option, I also did not want to do cramming sessions like the ones in college. So I decided to…

geschrieben von Elizabeth Van Dyke
am 22. August 2018 - 4:01

Featured August extensions from the Magento Marketplace Team