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How to Merge CSS Files in Magento 1.6

Written By:  Tim Sisson
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This entry was posted on January 27, 2013 by Madeleine Peterson

Magento 1.5 mage command-line

Magento 1.5 has moved the built-in downloader away from the original PEAR-architecture towards their own: Instead of working with PEAR-packages, third party extensions are now installed through a specific Magento format, and the Magento application ships with a new script mage to deal with this. This blog gives you an introduction on what the tool can do for you.

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This entry was posted on January 26, 2013 by Madeleine Peterson

Grab your First Item in Collections By: Robert Kent

Here is a useful tip for those of you who work with Magento Collections. Have you ever wanted to get just one result when you are performing a collection query? Well there’s a very simple command at the end that will grab your item for you – so you don’t need to perform $collection[0] or any such nonsense.

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This entry was posted on January 25, 2013 by Madeleine Peterson

Building your team By J.D. Hildebrand

I have occasionally used this modest soapbox to warn against our industry’s common but dangerous lionization of super-programmers. It turns out the oft-cited research supporting the belief that some programmers function at the 10x level is not nearly as convincing as most of us believe – but more about that in a future post. Today, I want to talk about hiring.

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This entry was posted on January 23, 2013 by Madeleine Peterson

Embrace Consumerization of IT and Stop Saying No

At CITE Forum, Noah Broadwater, CTO of Sesame Workshop, explains how his IT organization learned to stop being gatekeepers and instead be partners and advocates for the business

Thor Olavsrud
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This entry was posted on January 22, 2013 by Madeleine Peterson

Pre-Imagine Race Sign up is now here!

Please indicate on the following form if you are going to run in the Pre-Magento Imagine Race. To read all about the race please click here

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This entry was posted on January 10, 2013 by Brent W Peterson

New way to search through Magento administration grids – using *s

This article will be really short but extremely useful in case if you have a Magento website that have “several” administrators. I’ve worked on project that have more than 2.000 administrators with different roles (that number constantly grows). You probably can imagine how slow things can be when lots of administrators use administration, specially when they are searching or sorting some data (order# or first_name, etc.).

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This entry was posted on November 12, 2012 by Brent W Peterson

Developer Toolbox: Price Rules in Magento

While working with clients over the past few months, I started to notice very similar questions being asked across the field. Regardless of the client background, they were all asking about how promotions work in Magento eCommerce development, specifically price rules. It became such a recurring topic that I decided that I could take these questions and turn them into a full-fledged eCommerce blog post. Below you will find a walkthrough explaining the functionality behind both Shopping Cart (Coupon Codes) and Catalog Price Rules.

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This entry was posted on November 09, 2012 by Brent W Peterson

Embrace Consumerization of IT and Stop Saying No

One of the most important things you can do when dealing with the consumerization of IT in the enterprise is to train your staff to stop saying "no." Instead, IT professionals must seek to understand the problem the user has and seek a solution. That's the advice of Noah Broadwater, CTO of Sesame Workshop, the producer of Sesame Street.

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This entry was posted on November 08, 2012 by Brent W Peterson

Social Sharing ROI: How to Measure the Value of Sharing Buttons with Magento

AddShoppers, a Magento Silver Industry Partner, has released their free social commerce extension for Magento and X.commerce allowing Magento merchants to easily add sharing buttons from Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and more to their storefront. With ROI tracking and apps to increase sharing, retailers can also identify social orders and the influencers who made them happen.

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This entry was posted on November 07, 2012 by Brent W Peterson

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