Load Testing Magento Performance

Magento 2 Performance on Docker (a preliminary test)

Introduction A few days ago there was a question on Twitter about using Docker in production instead of development. I was a little intrigued by the question because my experience has been in the exact opposite scenario. I almost never use Docker for development and almost always use it in production. I tweeted my responseContinue Reading “Magento 2 Performance on Docker (a preliminary test)”

Load Testing Magento Magium Performance Testing

Load Testing for Magento

With the holiday season coming upon us more quickly than we would like (unless you’re a kid, and many of us are) preparing your site for the holiday season is a required activity. However, there is not a lot of information out there on how to load test your Magento installation well. With that inContinue Reading “Load Testing for Magento”

Jetty Magento

Using PHP WITH Jetty, Camel, ActiveMQ, WebSockets and other things that might score high on SEO

Over the past several days (more than I would like to admit) I’ve been working on getting a system based off of Jetty and ActiveMQ to work out of the box for PHP developers.  While “out of the box” isn’t quite true I have been able to get everything to work in a single downloadable container.  ItContinue Reading “Using PHP WITH Jetty, Camel, ActiveMQ, WebSockets and other things that might score high on SEO”

Magento Magium

3 Best Practices for Selenium Testing when constructing your page

Having spent now about two months building out Magium there are a couple of things that are worth sharing as I’ve been working through several different versions of Magento. These practices (best practices?) may or may not be “officialized” by the Overlords of the Internet but what I have found is that I have theContinue Reading “3 Best Practices for Selenium Testing when constructing your page”

Magento Testing

80-ish% of Magento Developers Do Not Automate Browser Testing

A few weeks back I asked a question on Twitter about browser testing.  There weren’t a ton of responses but the responses I got were about what I expected.  Around 80% of Magento developers (and I would probably say web-developers in general) do NOT do any significant browser testing automation. The reason that doesn’t surprise meContinue Reading “80-ish% of Magento Developers Do Not Automate Browser Testing”

Magento Security

Configuring MySQL SSL in Magento (to get your HIPAA auditor off your back)

I’ve been asked a few times now if there is a way to use encrypted MySQL connections in Magento. Most of the time it is when merchants are selling medical products and HIPAA requirements come into play. I am not an expert in HIPAA, nor do I want to be, but with the cost of vulnerabilities on the rise it made sense to at least look into it and get a good answer on how to do it.

Magento Performance

How to (properly) harness the Magento EE Full Page Cache (part 2 – application states)

In part 1 we took a look at some of the basics of the Magento EE FPC.  We talked about the general structure and flow of the FPC. In this article we are going to take a look at the application states in the FPC.  I don’t know if “states” is the official term, butContinue Reading “How to (properly) harness the Magento EE Full Page Cache (part 2 – application states)”