Category Adventcalendar

Dec
18
2017

Türchen 18: B2B Is Serious Business

Now I know B2B is serious business. I mean, B2B has twice the amount of business as B2C. It is so often portrayed as boring with stern looking faces and dark suits but it doesn’t need to be! B2B is the new black. It’s sexy. It’s exciting! And there is so much opportunity that we […]

Dec
17
2017

Türchen 17: The Future of Localiz(s)ation in Magento

? Those of you around for the announcement of Magento 1 may recall one… of the most significant features, of allll… ? Serving catalog and marketing content for multiple locales from one cohesive application instance is a Big Deal®. Those of you who are new (or at least newer) to the world of digital commerce […]

Dec
16
2017

Türchen 16: 6 Ways to be Inclusive in the Magento Community

Am I the only one who finds themselves saying “Yes, absolutely, I’ll contribute a blog post!” and then sits at their laptop with wartime flashbacks of university papers wondering what on earth to choose as a topic? For the 2016 Advent Calendar, I wrote about what happens when the Magento community works together. 2016 was, […]

Dec
15
2017

Türchen 15: Magento Performance Monitoring with Grafana dashboards and alerts

So it’s almost Christmas, nearly a week to go. So in the spirit op Christmas I want to share something with you. People how know me know I love speed. Not the drugs you silly ;-). No, I love the speed of acceleration, the faster the better. That’s why I am a “Speed Junky”. In […]

Dec
14
2017

Türchen 14: The truth about Magento event organization…

If I would ask you to complete the sentence: "The Magento community is…" you will perhaps answer: amazing kind selfless engaged restless funny … And if I would ask you, to name me a few persons of the communtiy you will perhaps say: Jisse Sander Fabian B. Andra MANY MORE! …. (me?) What those people […]

Dec
13
2017

Türchen 13: Docker, docker-compose und andere Abkürzungen

Denken wir ein paar Jahre zurück, dann gab es dort nicht nur einen Weihnachtsartikel zu Docker, sondern auch einen Hype um Buzzwords wie “Dockerize your infrastructure” und ähnlichem. Als Stalker von Docker, seit seinem Beginn, kann ich heute sagen: “Es ist mehr als reif für unsere Branche!”. Dank “docker-compose” und diesen Tricks aus meinem Workflow […]

Dec
12
2017

Türchen 12: You don’t need more traffic to get more sales!

For years, even decades, online retailers have invested massively in SEO, Adwords and online advertising to drive traffic to their stores. However, did you know that out of 100 visitors, only 3 end-up placing an order? Imagine you convert one more of these 10 visits into an actual sales. Mathematically that’s now for orders, a […]

Dec
11
2017

Türchen 11: Avoid more bugs with next level static code analysis

Static code analysis has been around for a while and in the PHP world this is most often synonymous with using PHP_CodeSniffer. It is mostly used to enforce (subtly suggest) using a certain coding style. However coding styles are just that, a style – even if your code is unfashionable, it can still create a correct […]

Dec
10
2017

Türchen 10: Can you be blunt or not?

Blunt: uncompromisingly forthright. But it could also mean undiplomatic. Undiplomatic, like Trump. I personally see myself as being blunt at times. At other times I’m really diplomatic. So I’m nothing like Trump. But still, with all of the noise on #meToo and sexual harassment, the question could be raised whether being blunt is a smart […]

Dec
9
2017

Türchen 9: Scaling The Wall With Chains

Working with e-commerce stores, we deal with a large amount of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and payment details on a daily basis. Customers are putting their trust in us when they enter their details into our site. Hopefully, we can all agree that security is important. A security breach can be terminal to a business, […]

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