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A quick and detailed guide to Magento 2

Magento 2 is the new version of the popular eCommerce software and it has plenty of new features. To start with there are many differences between Magento 1.x and the recently released Magento 2. Many changes were made to improve the performance and usability of Magento. Magento 2 is optimized for PHP 7, MYSQL 5.6 and Apache 2.4, although it is also backward compatible with the older versions of respective technologies. Brief introduction to the new features Magento now uses Composer for the dependency manager and additionally also make use of Unit Tests. Magento has integrated PHPUnit [...]    Read More

Using ‘Fastly’ to optimize Magento website

What is Fastly? Fastly is a CDN service that helps improve the content access speed hence resulting in significantly faster loading times for websites and mobile users. It makes use of SSD disks and their cache servers and hence this means the access speeds are high and at the same time the cache hit ratio is also very high. In addition to this there are over 30 point of presence locations all over the world in places like Asia, Europe, both North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. These have been strategically placed and make use of reverse proxy which means the content is [...]    Read More

Which eCommerce software to choose for custom module development – Magento, PrestaShop, or OpenCart ?

What is Module Development? A module is an encapsulation of custom code in order to implement a functionality. It can have an interface of its own that allows one to access the functionality in a custom manner. It can be developed in a way that makes it possible to couple it to other modules or interface. However, it is usually developed as a complete package so that it can be reused. Benefits of a module: A module is a small program that provides a specific functionality and hence has fewer bugs. It is easier to understand the algorithm of a module. The benefits of using modules for [...]    Read More

Why should you upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 2 has many new features that are beneficial to the web developer and eCommerce business. One of the biggest change is the folder structure. There is a big change in the folder structure which is something that the web developer is more likely to notice. However, the change in folder structure is for the good of the web developers and the overall working of the website (hence eCommerce Business owners). The configuration file is now called config.php thus easier to find. In addition to which the media folder, error folder, skin and JS folders are all located in the PUB folder. The [...]    Read More

Magento extensions that you should install on your Website

Magento is an eCommerce platform in PHP that has several versions. One of them is an open source version that is used by many websites for their shopping cart. Magento was launched less than 10 years ago and has already become one of the major three eCommerce platforms.   Magento is used by many companies across the globe like Burger King, CocaCola, NCare, etc. As per the statistics published in March 2016, Magento hold a giant share of the world eCommerce market at approximately 29%. (Courtesy: https://aionhill.com)   Features that make Magento stand out Magento has the SEO [...]    Read More