Archive May 2014

Book recommendation - Magento Product Types: Developer's Guide

Today I would like to make a small review about the book Magento Product Types: Developer's Guide from Oleg Ishenko. I know Oleg since 3 years. He was my Chief Technical Officer at a Magento shop in Berlin. This book is not an introduction to Magento. With this book you will get deeper into product types of Magento. You will get a introduction to the core product types in Magento XML configuration. Every really interesting type is included Configurable Product Type, Bundle Product Type, Grouped Product Type and Downloadable Product Type. The author will show you after the core product types, how to create an own custom product type. Every Type has his own chapter and at least one tutorial with sample code in a git repository. Oleg also explains mostly every kind of configuration that Magento uses to define types. You should take a look at this book, if you want to know more about the complexity of products in Magento. And mostly everything revolves around products in e-commerce.

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Vagrant Warning: Connection timeout

Second time that I run into the same issue with Vagrant. If you get a connection timeout warning like the following after vagrant up, this can have various reasons.

Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
==> default: Clearing any previously set network interfaces...
==> default: Preparing network interfaces based on configuration...
    default: Adapter 1: nat
==> default: Forwarding ports...
    default: 22 => 2222 (adapter 1)
==> default: Booting VM...
==> default: Waiting for machine to boot. This may take a few minutes...
    default: SSH address: 127.0.0.1:2222
    default: SSH username: vagrant
    default: SSH auth method: private key
    default: Warning: Connection timeout. Retrying...
    default: Warning: Connection timeout. Retrying...
    default: Warning: Connection timeout. Retrying...

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Different Build Scripts for different Commits in Gitlab Ci

Using GitLab Continuous Integration is pretty cool for testing. You just need to edit the build script under Build settings and can run your tests. For example PHPUnit tests. Your tests will run and you will see if you get a success or a fail. All fine.

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Installing Gitlab 6-8 and Gitlab Ci 5-0 with Ruby 2.1.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The last days I wanted to install Gitlab and GitlabCi for a project. Gitlab is like a self hosted Github. And Gitlab Ci is the coolest thing ever. It's Continuous Integration for Gitlab. Just in a few words, you run all your tests, mess detector, code sniffer and what ever after every push to your git repository. Incredible Shit.

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My new ZTE Open C with FirefoxOS 1.3

My new ZTE Open C arrived and I just wanted to share some pictures. The last 3 month I used the Alcatel One Touch Fire and it's a difference, like night and day. I have ordered it over the german ebay-shop of zte and I'm happy about my new 85€ smartphone.

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