by Kevin Schroeder | 7:36 am

Looking for some PHP/Magento contract work

I am looking for some contract work for PHP and/or Magento. Magento 1 is where my primary focus lies, though I have done work on Magento 2 as well. In terms of the type

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by Kevin Schroeder | 7:48 am

no_file_data uploading file to Slack

I had a simple problem where I was trying to use the json array when uploading a file to Slack via the API. The code I was using was $payload = [ ‘json’ =>

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:14 am

How to save your Magento customers $10,000 a year with this simple trick

Just a quick post up here to help you out. I have a customer who is running their entire Magento operation on on AWS, using RDS as the database. It works quite well, actually.

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:08 am

Monitoring Magento Jobs and Crons

About a month ago a client of mine was lamenting the fact that they didn’t have insight into what was going on with their cron jobs. So I did what any idiot would do

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:38 am

What I make of Adobe’s Magento acquisition

Looking back, 2010 was a really good year for me. It was a few years prior to my time at Magento ECG; I had just left the Zend Global Services group and had become

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:11 am

Unable to load a work-in-progress JMeter plugin

This is mostly search engine bait, but it might help someone. I’m doing some testing on JMeter, creating a plugin to extend it, and I had this weird problem where it would not load

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:28 am

Why you do NOT need a college degree or even long-term training to be a software developer

Ooo boy, this one is going to make a lot of people mad. But I know that it’s true. How do I know that it’s true? Because I have written three books on software

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:58 am

Content-Encoding: br, or Brotli compression with JMeter

Update: JMeter 3.3 now includes Brotli compression out of the box I am working on a load test for a customer and I ran into a very weird problem where I was not able

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:57 am

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 7:02 am

Holiday Prep Load Testing for Magento

With the holiday season coming upon us more quickly than we would like, preparing your site for the holiday season is a required activity. Load testing your Magento installation is a must before your

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