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Magento Supercharged Development Tools and Links

So I’ve been doing some reading up and researching on Magento lately, and found some links to articles and tools I think may be useful, so I’m sharing them with everyone. Enjoy! [success]Credits: A lot of these projects and articles are courtesy of these well…

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Book Review: Magento 1.4 Themes Design by PacktLib

After reading and reviewing PacktLib’s Magento 1.4 Cookbook, I decided to give this book about Magento themes a day in court. [success]Pros:[/success] It does a very good job of walking someone through the entire process of building out a theme from almost scratch. Doing a…

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Magento modules post deployment uninstall & downgrading

An interesting question on StackOverflow about Magento modules and the un-installation or downgrade of code… [box]Automated instant rollback is an important feature of enterprise-grade deployment mechanisms. Currently, it’s not possible to achieve this using Magento’s built-in installation tools. Given that Magento’s core_resource mechanism allows for…

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Debugging tips & tricks with Magento Commerce

If you are new to Magento then the vast amount of code to digest can be quite overwhelming. However, here are some tips I’ve learned about over the past on some means to tear down Magento and figure out what’s making it work. Zend_Debug::dump Use…

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Rules of Magento club

My favorite Movie + Favorite E-Commerce platform: Just having some fun with these, what would be your eight rules of Magento? First rule of Magento is you do not touch core. Second rule you DO NOT touch core. Third rule when in doubt, flush all…