I created a small Magento 1 module that simulates sales activity on the site. It will loop through last 20 orders and show little popups on the bottom of the page notifying shopping customers about a purchase by another customer. You can configure duration, frequency and content of the popup.
Magento EE to CE downgrade recap
One of my clients was facing another five figure licencing fee for Magento EE when we got talking about the actual benefits of Magento EE over CE. The main reason the client was using EE was to have access to EE support. The site is a major retailer and any kind of downtime would cause substantial financial loss. In the 3 years of using EE we had contacted the support twice, both times with less than stellar results.
Angular 2 first impressions
I have been following Angular development for a couple of years now. As Angular 2 is almost ready I figured I would give it a try. I was asked if I could develop a simple site for a class my girlfriend teaches and I figured that would be a low risk opportunity to try Angular 2.
Rackspace Magento Hosting Post Mortem
One of my Magento clients ran into a bit of trouble with their current hosting provider. Stability was not up to what it was supposed to be, there were security issues that raised concern, and support was slow and indifferent at times. The client is a retailer that gets significant traffic spikes during shopping season and when doing promotions. The infrastructure of the current hoster was not flexible enough to deal with huge traffic spikes in an automated fashion.
We decided to switch to a different hosting company to improve the situation. We looked into a bunch of companies and ended up giving Rackspace Magento Hosting a go.
This post is a post-mortem of a failed attempt to switch our hosting provider.
I’m happy to announce PWX v1.0. After lots of testing and improvements the first stable version is out.
You can download v1.0 here.
Thanks to Rabbl and Jose Luis for their contributions.
The test install is now located at pwx.michaelthessel.com