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Essential information on Magento Enterprise Cloud edition and how it is different from Magento Community Edition
Magento is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms around. They offer a free version as an open source software called the community edition. This is free for all to download and setup their own eCommerce website. This version highly features rich and is one of the reasons why Magento is now so popular. In addition to this version, Magento offers several other versions for larger businesses although those come at a cost. ‘Magento Enterprise Cloud edition’ is one of the other options when it comes to eCommerce. The cloud edition brings many changes to the way one thinks [...] Read More
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
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