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 | 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 | 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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by Kevin Schroeder | 1:09 pm

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:51 pm

Configuring Jetty to run Magento

Yesterday I wrote a blog post on my surprising finding that Jetty was able to out-perform, or at minimum keep up (depending on how you looked at the numbers), Nginx when it comes to

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by Kevin Schroeder | 5:07 am

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:20 am

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

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