Blog Archives

Legacy Work is where Grit Matters

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare

I was recently reading a great article on techniques for rescuing legacy code. And it occurred to me that difficult, hard-to-manage legacy projects present a great business opportunity. I see a lot these lately, with legacy PHP, Magento, ASP.Net or

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare
Posted in Content Management, E-commerce, Legacy

Improving Magento Checkout Performance with Large Number of Cart Rules

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare

If you’ve had problems with performance in your Enterprise 1.8 Magento cart and checkout process, it could be due to a large number of sales cart rules. We’ve found more than 25 rules will make performance completely unacceptable. The problem

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare
Posted in E-commerce, Legacy, Magento, Uncategorized

Identifying Magento Performance Problems with the Magento Profiler

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare

The Magento Profiler is used to identify performance problems on the server side.  The Profiler can help you find PHP functions which use up too much CPU or functions with slow database queries. These problems will first be noticed if

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare
Posted in Content Management, E-commerce, Legacy, Magento

Getting Magento Enterprise Full Page Cache to work on your Store Home Page

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare

Assuming you are running Magento 1.8 Enterprise, you may have noticed that the home page does not cache by default, even though System -> Configuration -> Cache Management -> Page Cache is set. Only catalog and product pages make use

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare
Posted in E-commerce, Legacy, Magento

How PCI Compliance and MA Data Standards are Affecting Web Developers in Massachusetts

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare

There are two important standards which web developers and their clients in Massachusetts need to know about. They are: PCI Compliance. This affects everyone who stores or processes credit cards. It can also affect anyone who is doing any form

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppStumbleUponShare
Posted in Content Management, E-commerce